Baldur’s Gate & Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition and Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition have had their release dates postponed slightly. The two collections will now release on Oct. 15. The other game announced around the same time, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, is still set for Dec. 6.
?? Our console releases for @Wizards_DnD classic games @BaldursGate EE and Planescape: Torment/Icewind Dale EE are shifting slightly from beginning of Oct. to Oct. 15th for @Xbox, @PlayStation, and @NintendoSwitch – physical/digital simultaneous! Details: https://t.co/xHvIoeV1hJ pic.twitter.com/qZkqfdcbd3
— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) September 12, 2019
Celebrate #NationalVideoGameDay by staring longingly at your screen!#BaldursGate I & II and #PlanescapeTorment / #IcewindDale enhanced editions are up on the #Nintendo eShop & #Xbox store (#PS4 soon). Games release Oct 15! https://t.co/ts5bLTA50Vhttps://t.co/cFjgM9WUZ5 pic.twitter.com/6vqqUxZRHV
— Beamdog (@BeamdogInc) September 13, 2019
All of these games are coming with all of their DLC and expansions, plus restored story content. New content from Beamdog will even bridge the gap between Baldur’s Gate and its sequel.
The isometric RPGs are some of the best representations of Dungeons and Dragons in video games. The combat systems are based on the 2nd edition of D&D, and the scope of character interaction is truly massive. If you can’t get a group of friends together to play D&D, these games are just as good.
With tons of issues with ports in the last few months, a delay is welcome news. These games are so beloved that a bad port could sour the good intentions in the air. These games started coming out in the late ’90s, so if I have to wait a little longer then that’s okay. Let us know which of these games is your favorite in the comments.