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Video: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Gameplay Footage

November 28th: The day when fervent roleplayers see their readied actions realized - i.e. "upon Baldur's Gate's release, hit 'download' button" - geekdom saps our collective bandwidth, and the great cyber-DM of the digital plane throws up his hands in defeat.

Indeed, with the promise of some classic gaming goodness, tomorrow marks the day when Baldur's Gate will be available on PC, with Mac and iPad incarnations coming soon thereafter (the official site still has a rather vague "November" as the release date), and an Android version in the works. So while you stare at your bank statement, debating whether your mother actually needs that scarf for Christmas (she doesn't), Joystiq has provided some in-game footage from the game. I'll keep things rather brief - the aforementioned footage largely speaks for itself - but for those that haven't been following the epic quest of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, here are the goodies you will get, aside from the game itself, and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack:

  • 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 platforms

Baldur's Gate will run you $20 on Windows and Mac, or $10 on Android or the iPad.

via Joystiq

4 Comments

Nikademus said:

I've been playing this off and on today...so far I'm liking it. I especially like how they've redone the cut-scenes. The originals were really good for the time, but have not really aged well at all. Other than that, I have yet to really explore any of the new stuff, just the upgraded stuff. It's obvious that the ones who did this had a lot of respect, and dare I say love, for the original and it seems to be showing pretty well.

I've heard some talks about bugs, but I have yet to come across any other than Windows really likes to shut down the launcher when I want to play :/

Nikademus said:

Oh, and not to be picky, but it's Tales of the Sword Coast, not Cove :)

SuperSwede said:

*facepalm*

No problem, hombre... I appreciate the correction. I'm genuinely curious about the game... Never for a chance to play Baldur's Gate back in the day, and I've heard nothing but good things about it.

Nikademus said:

DO IT!

It may take a minute to get used to the isometric-ness of it if you're used to modern gaming. But once you acclimate, it has an awesome story and great gameplay.

The only thing I would have changed if I had the power is I would have tweeked it to use at the very minimum D&D 3.0 rules. 2.0 can be odd if you're not used to it.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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