As they promised, a 4K version of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance appeared on consoles last weekend — but not all of them. The game launched on time for Playstation and XBox, but the Switch version was hit with a strange delay and did not appear.
According to Black Isle Studios, the matter is out of their hands…they say the full game was approved and, as far as they knew, ready to go on launch day…but for some reason an issue on Nintendo’s end relating to the store caused the game to not appear. That’s about all we know, since the problem is Nintendo’s and you know how hard it can be getting answers from them. Black Isle broke the news with a tweet depicting a sad Mario. The delay should not last longer than a few days.
Due to an unforeseen issue on the Nintendo Switch store, we’re going to have to delay the launch for a few days to fix it.
We’re incredibly sorry about this and we’re working hard to remedy this as quickly as possible.
Thanks for your patience! pic.twitter.com/qw3h8hey1L
— Black Isle Studios (@BlackIsleStudio) May 7, 2021
Baldur’s Gate, one of the most fondly remembered action games of the Playstation 2 era, lets you control one of three playable heroes (or more than one if you’ve got a friend) through multiple environments across three acts. Their journey takes them through the dungeons beneath Baldur’s Gate, deep into the Underdark, and to the peak of Burning Eye mountain. Expect confrontations with some of D&D’s most iconic monsters, like swarming Kobolds or the Gelatinous Cube of “Pixar’s Onward” fame.
A sequel is on the way too…Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will be released next month; gameplay will be much like Baldur’s Gate except from a behind the back, third-person perspective.
- A re-release of the beloved console classic, now with 4K scaling on the Xbox or PS4 Pro.
- Three race and class combinations. Play as a dwarven fighter (Kromlech), a human archer (Vahn) or an elven sorceress (Adrianna).
- 11 vividly rendered spells, including Magic Missile, Otuluk’s Icy Sphere, and Mordenkainen’s Sword.
- More than 40 different types of monsters and boss villains.
- Over 25 active and passive skills to buff your adventurer’s ability to deal and take damage.
- Varied environments, from the sewers beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the Sunset Mountains, to the Marshes of Chelimber.
- Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; “Easy”, “Normal”, “Hard” and “Extreme”.
- Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast.
- Local co-op support!
Other than the aforementioned Switch issue, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is now available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBox One and XBox Series X. PC and mobile versions are planned too.