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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: OS X
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.
The Rebels and the Empire will be taking their never-ending war to the ultimate battlefield: the pinball table. Zen Studios, the current go-to developers for all things pinball, will be bringing a new dimension to the most famous of intergalactic wars with Star Wars Pinball. The new collection will be available later this month and launch with an initial three-table pack consisting of themed tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars. The tables will include interactive 3D characters, including Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, in-game friend challenges, and online as well as local hotseat multiplayer.
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the latest action-RPG from Spicy Horse Games, has launched for PC. A mishmash of Japanese folklore and Little Red Riding Hood, Akaneiro sets players loose to hunt monsters using swords and spells over 20 maps set in Edo-era Japan. Linux and mobile users will get a chance to slay beasts as well if the game’s ongoing Kickstarter campaign is fully funded.
Zen Studios has launched Marvel Pinball: Civil War across several platforms. The Live Arcade version is available as an addition to Pinball FX2 for 240 MS Points. It’s available as a Zen Pinball 2 table on PSN as a CrossBuy title for the PS3 and PS Vita for $2.99, as well as on the Mac App Store for OSX for $2.99. For mobiles, it’s available for $1.99 on both iTunes for Zen Pinball and on Google Play for Zen Pinball THD.
Mac gamers now have access to an ever-growing library of new and old games today with the announcement that GOG.com now supports OS X. At the moment, 50 games, along with all of their supplemental goodies, are available for download, including Crusader: No Remorse, Syndicate, and Wing Commander 1 & 2. In addition, The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition was also released for Mac. To celebrate all of the OS X-ness, sales are now ongoing for old and new games alike: 50% off of The Witcher Enhanced Edition, Crusader: No Remorse, SimCity 2000, and more, and 25% off The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition.
Just because the credits have rolled doesn’t mean that The Avengers can hang up their spandex. Zen Studios is calling them back to action with the launch of the in-app DLC pinball table Marvel’s The Avengers for Zen Pinball for iOS, Zen Pinball 2 for OS X, and Zen Pinball THD for Android?. The $1.99 download, $2.99 for the OS X version, is designed to follow the film’s storyline with all of the Avengers joining the battle against Loki’s invading forces.
inXile has hit a bit of a Bard’s Tale stride lately. Not only has the 2004 version been released for the Mac, complete with saved-game compatibility with the iOS release, but the latter has also received a healthy update. With the latest patch, which includes Bard’s Tale 3, the iOS version now boasts not only the 2004 version but also the entire original Bard’s Tale Trilogy.