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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Revamp Release Dated September ...
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Overhaul Games -- the studio promising a revamp of the classic BioWare RPG Baldur's Gate -- today announced that thier Enhanced Edition will touch down on PC on September 18th, with Mac and iPad versions to follow and an Android version also expected at a later date.

At US$19.99 the price seems a bit high for a makeover on a thirteen year old game, but Overhaul are promising quite a bit more than just high-res textures and widescreens support here, boasting over 400 improvements that span from interface changes, multiplayer and online matchmaking features, new cinematics and hours of completely new content.

Three new characters, a monk, a mage and an orc each promise four hours of extra game time and the new Black Pits questline supposedly brings another six hours.

You can explore all of these items in detail over at the official website, and save a not entirely generous US$2 by pre-ordering.
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01:15pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12902 posts
Multiplayer? Online matchmaking? WTF why?

Other than that, looking forward to it. The Baldur's Gate series is one of my all time favorite games, up there with Fallout 1&2.

01:28pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
701 posts
Has a single screenshot of the game even been released yet?
03:23pm 27/07/12 Permalink
33 posts
Heh matchmaking.. more consolization. Wonder if the matchmaking would be as bad as Diablo 3's
03:38pm 27/07/12 Permalink
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Brisbane, Queensland
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03:52pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
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New Adventure: The Black Pits
New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
A new collection of player character voice sets
Native support for high resolution widescreen displays
Over 400 improvements to the original game
Improved multiplayer support, with connectivity between all platform

I really hope they at least updated the graphics a tiny bit...

and yeah $20 Is quite steep..
04:30pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6278 posts
$5 and in my steam library is as high as I'd go I'm afraid...
04:38pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
1148 posts
$5 and in my steam library is as high as I'd go I'm afraid...

Agreed with this.
04:41pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
5114 posts
Yeah, looking forward to this as well. I hope they go on to do others in the series as well like Planescape Torment/Icewind Dale/BG 2.
04:49pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
830 posts
Icewind dale OH MAN, reminiscing so hard right now!!!!
04:53pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6279 posts
Yeah I'd buy planescape for maybe up to $20, since I never owned it.
05:07pm 27/07/12 Permalink
3575 posts

For that much money i would have hoped for the entire game to be put into the dragon age engine.

05:24pm 27/07/12 Permalink
800 posts
Never played it, Worth playing/getting?
10:06pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
9702 posts
I will definitely try a Planescape Torment remake, have heard great things about the story.
11:23pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Perth, Western Australia
306 posts
hoped for the entire game to be put into the dragon age engine.


Or Skyrim, I'm not fussy.
04:03pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
13124 posts
O god no.

A big part of Baldur's Gate series was the beautifully hand painted and rendered backgrounds. The Dragon Age engine would destroy that art, also an RPG really needs 3rd person perspective, as the game is about the characters not you.

I for one, welcome the changes they bring. The multiplayer part can be dumped for all I care, it was never a multiplayer game.
04:19pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
13125 posts
Holy bait'n'switch batman!
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