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Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights are coming to consoles

Published: 16:45, 31 May 2019
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Six Bioware classics are coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch

Beamdog and Skybound announced that six classic RPGs are arriving to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch starting 24 September 2019. The pack includes Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale, Planetscape: Torment and three Baldur's Gate games.

Console players rejoice! You'll finally get to play some of the most iconic PC RPGs in the history of video games. Six classics including Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale, Planetscape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate ll and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch it's been officially confirmed by developers Beamdog and Skybound Games. 

All games will come in their enhanced versions, which feature a lot of great additions and tweaks including optimisations for console controllers, native support for widescreen displays and super high resolutions. 

Furthermore, all games will include new characters and classes, new voice sets and even some multiplayer functions so you can go dungeon crawling with your buddies. 

Also, these classics will come with expanded character creators, brand new UI and UX redesigns, new standalone content and finally, fixes for various bugs and issues as well as some balance changes.

As for the release dates, physical and digital copies of Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate ll and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment are set to release on 24 September in North America and 27 September 2019 in the UK. 

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will arrive a bit later - 03 December in the NA region and 06 December 2019 in the UK. The price is set at $49.99. Beamdog and Skybound are yet to confirm the individual release dates and prices.

As you may know, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate previously received enhanced versions on PC but the devs decided to go full guns blazing for the release on consoles with the full enhanced lineup.

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

We wonder if the release of Baldur's Gate and other RPGs on consoles is connected to yesterday's tease by Larian Studios, the developers of Divinity series, who hinting at Baldur's Gate 3 development. 

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