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Baldur's Gate and 5 other RPG classics coming to consoles in 2019

Published: 15:38, 08 February 2019
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Screenshot from Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition showing a dark interior
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Skybound Games and Beamdog have revealed that some of the most memorable names ever to grace the RPG genre are getting ready to launch on consoles - three Baldur Gate games, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape Torment.

The full list has Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and last but most certainly not least, Neverwinter Nights.

From what we've gathered, neither of the six will be remade from the ground up or anything, just a bit enhanced so as to not show their age that much, which will be Beamdog's task.

Ironically enough, we've been discussing the possiblity of BioWare doing it on their own, seeing as how Baldur's Gate has been a long time favourite for many members of our team.

Besides, even if BioWare didn't have their hands full at the moment, what with Anthem pretty much locked and loaded for launch, we somehow never saw it, not even in our most optimistic moments. 

That being said, we're talking about iconic representatives of the RPG genre and the real surprise is probably how they didn't come to consoles earlier. There's always the mandatory UI redesign you could point at as the culprit, but that's not even an excuse when discussing these Rolls Royces.

Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and Neverwinter Nights. will be coming to consoles by the end of the year 2019, although there are no fixed dates at the moment.

Skybound said that they'll soon have more info on the exact choice of consoles, the changes they've made and packaging, which tends to be that final cherry on the cake, so you might want to stay tuned.

Beamdog A 3D game protagonist with a glowing sword in a torch lit room Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

CEO of Skybound, Andrew Howe, said, "These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing games”. Hopefully, we get to catch a whiff of any of the six once PAX East comes around, as both Skybound and Beamdog will be there.

 

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