Skybound Games has announced plans to bring enhanced versions of six classic Dungeons & Dragons RPGs – including Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights – to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for the first time.
Physical and digital enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights will be released this year on all three major console platforms across three special packs. They will be available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the first time.
The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack includes the original Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II with all DLC and restored quest content. The Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion is also included, and features brand new content from developer Beamdog to bridge the two games.
Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale will also be released in one package, along with all available DLC. And the Neverwinter Nights release will include all DLC, plus improved support for co-op and online multiplayer.
The first two packs will be released on September 24 in North America, and September 27 in other regions. Neverwinter Nights will follow on December 3 in North America, and other territories on December 6.
Nostalgia doesn’t come cheap, however. The physical editions of each game will be priced at a princely $49.99 in the United States.
Speaking about the new releases Skybound CEO, Ian Howe, says:
“It’s such a pleasure to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most legendary RPGs of all time, the original Baldur’s Gate, as well as the iconic games it inspired, by bringing these special enhanced editions to a new generation of players and platforms.”
Beamdog CEO, Trent Oster, adds:
“It’s been nearly two decades since Baldur’s Gate was born from a D&D campaign between me and the game’s co-creators. The longevity of this series and the games that followed has been both humbling and rewarding. Our team is thrilled to continue that tradition by finally making this wealth of amazing storytelling and gameplay available to everyone on modern consoles.”
Each game has been adapted by Beamdog, and includes various UI and UX updates, plus support for high-resolution widescreen displays and console controllers. They will also feature new characters, classes, voice sets, and improved character creation options. Head over to the Skybound Games website for the full list of improvements and changes.
We hate to ask, but...
Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New Nintendo Switch releases for August 1-6, 2021
A Monster's Expedition, The Falconeer, and retro Picross headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox releases for August 2-6, 2021
Apex Legends: Emergence is the big-ticket item on the list of new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases this...
Marvel’s Avengers is now free on PS4, PS5, PC, and Stadia
Square Enix opens up Marvel's Avengers to PlayStation, Steam, and Stadia players for the next three days.
Ori: The Collection bundles both games on one Nintendo Switch cartridge
Iam8bit, the specialist publisher of collector's editions, is bringing Ori: The Collection to Nintendo Switch later this year.
PlayStation Plus gets three games in August 2021
Sony reveals the free video games available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in August 2021.
The Xbox Games with Gold for August 2021 are pretty good
The Xbox Games with Gold lineup for August 2021 includes an underrated sequel and a flawed but fun homage to...
Krispy Kreme developing Nexus Level Doughnut in partnership with Xbox
This Krispy Kreme / Xbox mashup doughnut looks delicious, sure, but why is it called the "Nexus Level" doughnut?
Is Valve’s Steam Deck the perfect gateway to PC gaming?
With a simple and approachable device like the Steam Deck, will PC gaming finally get its hooks into console gamers?