Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has been available on the iPad and Windows for a while now, and today it marks its triumphant return to the platform on which we all originally played it: the Macintosh. Launched in 1998, Baldur’s Gate offered (and still does offer) over 50 hours of epic, Dungeons & Dragons fantasy gameplay.
The “enhanced” bit of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition centers around graphics and gameplay, as Overhaul Games has added new allies to join your party, complete with their own unique quests. There’s even a new test of your tactical skills via The Black Pits arena challenge. And if you’re looking for cooperative multiplayer (this is a D&D game, after all) Overhaul Games has provided PC, Mac, and iPad tablet players the ability to join together on their adventures.
Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur’s Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition contains the following enhancements:
- New Adventure: The Black Pits
- New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
- New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
- New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
- A new collection of player character voice sets
- Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
- Over 400 improvements to the original game
- Improved multiplayer support with connectivity between all platforms
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Mac OS X will be available today exclusively through Beamdog for $19.99, and will be coming soon to the Mac App Store. For more information and to grab your pre-load, visit www.baldursgate.com.