Beamdog have been hard at work on the second of their Baldur’s Gate revivals. The first was well received round these parts. We can only hope they’ve done as much due diligence to their revamp of Baldur’s Gate 2 and its expansions, Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal.
We don’t have too long to wait to find out. It’s due to be released in November.
As well as bringing the old game back to life so that it runs without a hitch on newer systems, Beamdog have upped the resolution to be compatible with the widescreen formats we’re used to seeing. They’ve also gone and added four new party members to be picked up along the way. They’ve also created a new area to be played through - The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay.
Here’s the full list of features:
The Final Chapter – Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition includes Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn and Baldur’s Gate 2 Throne of Bhaal, the epic conclusion of the Bhaalspawn saga.
Four New Party Members – Bundled with the PC and Mac versions and available as DLC for iPad and Android, four new characters can join you on your journey. At the behest of his dark patron, Dorn Il-Khan plunders and defiles the Sword Coast. Hunted by Red Wizards, Neera the Wild Mage evades and disrupts the Thayans at every turn. Exercising his growing combat mastery, the monk Rasaad yn Bashir leaves his former allies to hunt the dark figure that corrupted his brother. A mysterious thief in service to mysterious master seeks powerful artifacts from across the globe. Recruit them, use their powers, and uncover over 30 new locations.
The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay – Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Undermine your captors and prey upon their weaknesses while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and Githyanki.
Easy Multiplayer – Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition makes it easy to find, list, and join multiplayer games, even while behind a firewall.
Widescreen and More - Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition features full widescreen support, remastered area artwork from original renders, and a host of other interface and gameplay improvements.
The game is due for release on 15 November.