Earlier this year, Skybound Games announced a deal with PC game developer Beamdog to port its library of classic D&D-based RPGs to home consoles. Today the fruits of their labor are for sale: Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and Neverwinter Nights. Many of these will be new to console gamers, and if so, they’re in for a treat.
- Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.
- Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition: Two must-play games and all their DLC in one package – the chilling Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, plus its expansions, and the enhanced edition of 1999’s RPG of the Year, Planescape: Torment.
“These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games,” says Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “We’re excited to bring Beamdog’s incredible slate to new platforms for both the dedicated fan and those who will soon discover these adventures for the first time. As longtime fans of Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons, it’s fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family.”
The expected elements of conversion are here including high-resolution widescreen displays and controls optimized for console controllers, plus new content, new characters and classes, expanded character creation options, UI redesigns and a few subtle bug fixes.
As for Neverwinter Nights, its release is coming in December. The Baldur’s Gate and Planescape game s are available now for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and XBox One.