Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Announced

Two weeks ago, a new Baldur’s Gate website mysteriously appeared, bearing nothing more than an updated version of the game‘s 1998 Skul insignia, and a countdown. At the time we speculated that it meant the possibility of a new Baldur’s Gate, but we had no idea what was coming. Today the question has been answered. Nope, not a new installment in the series. We’re getting the Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

Unfortunately, the glossy new version of the classic launched in 1998 will not be produced by original developer BioWare. This project is being handled by Overhaul Games and Atari. However, according to Beamdog’s Trent Oster, part of the original team will be returning to create some new content. It’s not a new game in the series, but it’s something. The original is amazing, but try playing it now and you’ll be reminded of how spoiled we’ve all become. Don’t believe me? Here’s a look

Not that this isn’t great for the second half of Clinton’s last term, but my how far things have come since. Predictably, this news sent everyone zooming to see for themselves, and the Baldur’s Gate website has crashed. It’s been up and down since this news broke, though we expect they’ll figure out how to manage the traffic shortly. While we wait for the site to start working again so we can get some actual, concrete information, here’s a look at the full graphic that Beamdog sent out to announce this thing. Enjoy.

Via Kotaku

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3 Comments on Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Announced

Heru

On March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

This could be interesting…

Squire Zed

On March 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

“Unfortunately, the glossy new version of the classic launched in 1998 will not be produced by original developer BioWare.”

Um… yeah, Bioware? The people who just made Mass Effect 3 and screwed up a franchise? They’re on probation. I would cry if they touched Baldur’s Gate again and messed it up, so I’m *GLAD* they aren’t involved directly. Plus, they’re bringing back some original devs, so no complaints there.

Lamsgurl

On May 23, 2012 at 5:43 am

A war torn-look doesn’t include monivg the position of the nose, eyebrows, and other elements of the face, it includes scars, white hair etc.You don’t make something or someone look good for someone else. You make it look good for yourself. I don’t groom myself for ladies in RL, I do it to feel proper. It is a matter of aesthetics and respect for yourself and you’re character, shows you care. You don’t care in a game, that pretty much means you don’t care in RL either.