BioWare and Black Isle classics coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
Skybound Games and developer Beamdog are bringing classic Dungeons & Dragons games Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall. Originally developed by BioWare and Black Isle Studios, the console versions of those games will be the enhanced edition releases developed by Beamdog.
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Those role-playing games will be available as part of three releases:
- The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Includes Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, and new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games. Available Sept. 24 in North America, Sept. 27 elsewhere.
- Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition: Includes both games and all downloadable content. Available Sept. 24 in North America, Sept. 27 elsewhere.
- Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition: Includes the game, all its downloadable content, with co-op and online multiplayer. Available Dec. 3 in North America, Dec. 6 elsewhere.
Physical versions of each game collection will be released for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $49.99.
Here’s what players can expect from the enhanced editions of those games:
Beamdog has upgraded all of the above titles with 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.
The re-releases are a good opportunity to get caught up on Baldur’s Gate, just in casein the coming weeks.