News: Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, announced this evening, is to feature new content from members of the BioWare team who made the original game.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is a technically remastered version of the classic ’90s RPG, and features new content put together by members of the original BioWare team. What’s more, the team have plans for a Baldur’s Gate 3.
The Enhanced Edition comes from Overhaul Games – the development wing of Beamdog, the digital distribution service headed by ex-BioWare man Trent Oster.
The game will run on the 2D, isometric Infinity Enhanced – an upgraded version of the engine which also powered Planescape Torment and the Icewind Dale series – and will include the original’s expansion, Tales of the Sword Coast.
A Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is also in the works, which will incorporate Throne of Bhaal, the sizeable expansion which concluded the series.
“We’re pulling in a few members of the original team to work on the title(s). We’ve had the code for a while,” Oster told BeefJack.
“We’ve been working on it for a while. Took me over a year to get all the people to the table to cut the deal.”
Said Oster on Twitter: “We want #BG3 as well. [The Enhanced Edition] is part of the master plan.”
The Enhanced Edition is slated for a Summer 2012 release date. It’s coming to PC via Beamdog, with other platforms to be confirmed on the official site on Thursday next week.
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