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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Beamdog
Beamdog has followed up their Baldur’s Gate re-releases with another Infinity Engine-powered title, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition. This new version features remastered high-res art, cross-platform multiplayer support, spells and kits from Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and both expansions, Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster. All of the improvements from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition are also included, plus new and restored content cut from the original Icewind Dale.
Role-playing fans looking to spend their commute tackling one of gaming’s most fabled adventures have their chance today with the launch of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android. The $9.99 app, available on Google Play Store, includes the original game as well as Beamdog’s later character, dialog, and quest additions, such as The Black Pits combat arena. Additional voice-over dialog, characters and their associated quests, and new character portraits are available as premium content.
Beamdog’s latest Baldur’s Gate re-release, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, is launching later this week, and to get gamers prepared, new media has been released. Alongside the new screenshots posted below, there are music samples, more comparison shots, and more screens available at the official site. Beamdog also announced that patch 1.2 for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has gone live and is now available for download. The patch is said to include “a new interface and the launch of multiplayer matching, along with improved stability for customers with Intel and AMD graphics chipsets.”
Beamdog has released a slew of new material for Overhaul Games’ next Baldur’s Gate updated re-release, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. In addition to the dozen screens posted, the media section of the official site now hosts new 10 wallpapers and three new music samples.
Overhaul Games is following up last year’s Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition with an updated re-release of its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Scheduled to launch on November 15 for Mac OS X and Windows PC, the new version will feature the original game (Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn), the official expansion (Throne of Bhaal), four new characters, The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay challenge arena, and updated graphics with remastered art and support for higher resolutions. The game can be pre-loaded now through the Beamdog client or shortly via a standalone installer.
Beamdog and Overhaul Games’ updated and beefed-up Baldur’s Gate re-release, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, will be available for OS X on February 22. This initial release date is only for Beamdog.com, with the Mac App Store launch slated for a later, unspecified date. The Enhanced Edition adds the Black Pits, an arena challenge, new party members, new dialog, and various tweaks.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, the Overhaul Games-developed update of BioWare’s landmark RPG, has launched on Beamdog. The $19.99 update features chanced graphics, tweaked menus, new allies, new quests, new Black Pits arena challenges, and the ability to co-op multiplay across all supported platforms.
Overhaul Games has announced that pre-loading is officially a go for their updated version of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition. The Beamdog exclusive will launch on November 28 for $19.99, offering players a chance to experience BioWare’s 1998 role-playing classic in a whole new light with updated graphics and menus, as well as new allies, new quests, new Black Pits arena challenges, and the ability to co-op multiplay across all supported platforms—Android, iPad, Mac, and PC.
Overhaul Games will be following up their recent MDK 2 HD re-release with another from BioWare’s library. And not just one, either, but two: Baldur’s Gate I and II. The studio, founded by BioWare alumni, will be releasing updated versions of both titles, dubbed Baldur’s Gate I: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Both versions will feature a “re-forged” version of the famous Infinity Engine, offering “a variety of modern improvements,” and will be handled by some of the team members behind the original series.