Amongst the indies and triple A titles featured at this year’s PAX Prime, was a pleasant surprise from developer Beamdog that’s sure to put a smile on the fans of the Dungeon’s & Dragon’s fan-favorite Baldur’s Gate.
Wizards of the Coast announced an enhanced port of Icewind Dale for the Android phone & tablets, as well as PC, Mac and iOS at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend.
Icewind Dale was originally released in 2000, and updated the concepts introduced in Baldur’s Gate with a new setting, story, and improved real-time battle system. It’s also a favorite of old school RPG fans partly because, unlike Baldur’s Gate I and II, players will have the ability to create entire parties via D&D’s 3rd Edition Rules. Like Baldur’s Gate EE, The Icewind Enhanced Edition will feature new classes, spells, weapons and armor, and a cross-platform multiplayer mode.
Baldur’s Gate was released on the Play Store a few days ago and sold approximately 50,000 downloads, possibly due to the iOS port released months earlier. Its sequel has yet to be announced for the Android.
No release date was given for Icewind Dale, but Beamdog has already begun taking preorders for the $20 PC version.
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