It’s long been known that Skybound Games and Beamdog have teamed up to ensure that some of the most classic of Dungeons & Dragons experiences will be soon coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. But now even more details have emerged, as they confirm their arrival this coming Fall.
Physical and Digital Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Baldur’s Gate ll, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch this Fall as Skybound and Beamdog push out versions that will give longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to play these critically acclaimed adventures.
Born from the golden age of RPGs, these titles are being upgraded by Beamdog to bring native support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for console controllers, new standalone content, new characters and classes, new voice sets, expanded character creation options, improved multiplayer functionality, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more.
Further to the digital releases though and those loving the physical side of things will find editions of Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will arrive at major retailers on December 3rd 2019 in North America and December 6th in other territories. The other titles will arrive earlier – September 24th 2019 in North America and September 27th in other territories. Available for $49.99 each – or your local equaivlent – these special boxed editions include:
- The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.
- Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition: Two must-play games and all their DLC in one package – the chilling Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, plus its expansions, and the enhanced edition of 1999’s RPG of the Year, Planescape: Torment.
- Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition: The 2002 Computer RPG of the Year and all its DLC deliver 10 standalone D&D-based adventures featuring co-op and online multiplayer.
“It’s such a pleasure to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most legendary RPGs of all time, the original Baldur’s Gate, as well as the iconic games it inspired, by bringing these special enhanced editions to a new generation of players and platforms,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe.
“It’s been nearly two decades since Baldur’s Gate was born from a D&D campaign between me and the game’s co-creators,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “The longevity of this series and the games that followed has been both humbling and rewarding. Our team is thrilled to continue that tradition by finally making this wealth of amazing storytelling and gameplay available to everyone on modern consoles.”
If you are interested in any of these titles than you’ll be able to find them available to purchase for digital download individually upon release through the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store and the good old Nintendo eShop. We’ll be sure to let you know once they arrive!