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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Coming to iPad Too

By - Source: Overhaul Games | B 21 comments

Apple fanboys will get a taste of enhanced Baldur's Gate love this summer too via the iPad.

Overhaul Games, a subsidiary of Beamdog, said on Thursday that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will arrive on the iPad via Apple's App Store in addition to the PC this summer. Images provided with the news also show that the game is already up and running on Apple's coveted tablet, as seen on the right.

As previously reported, this "enhanced" RPG will be powered by an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, and include the entire Baldur’s Gate adventure and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack. The updated game will also pack freshly-baked content including a new adventure and party member.

"Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards," the team states. "This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing games ever since."

Once Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is out the door, the team will follow up with the revamped version of Baldur's Gate 2 which will likely also land on the iPad. Eventually the team wants to crank out a true third installment to the classic series, and Kickstarter might be the way they pursue funding for the project.

"We have a lot of things to put in place before such a project can be launched," said Beamdog/Overhaul's Cameron Tofer last week. "So currently there is no such project but that's the one we want to do. Our thoughts have been that Enhanced Edition for Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 just make sense before there's any Baldur's Gate 3."

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    welshmousepk , March 23, 2012 8:22 AM
    Please come to android. It can already be run via the GemRB emulator, but i never did have the patience to get that working. and i would GLADLY pay to play this on my lunch break...
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    Maxor127 , March 23, 2012 7:48 AM
    amk-aka-PhantomD&D-based RPG for Apple fanboys? Nah. It's "too complex". Like Windows.

    Except the originals came out on Mac. Your joke fails.
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    Ragnar-Kon , March 23, 2012 8:04 AM
    Maxor127Except the originals came out on Mac. Your joke fails.

    Was actually thinkin the same thing. One of Bioware's first games too if I remember correctly. I played it on my old Mac OS 8 machine--great game.

    Pretty sure it has gotten to the point where people make anti-Apple comments on news that has anything to do with Apple for the sheer purpose of getting the most thumbs-up. Kind of sad really.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , March 23, 2012 6:47 AM
    D&D-based RPG for Apple fanboys? :D  Nah. It's "too complex". Like Windows.
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    dameon51 , March 23, 2012 6:49 AM
    Playing Balders Gate makes me feel inadequate as a gamer. So hard...
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    christarp , March 23, 2012 6:57 AM
    Hopefully this will run on my ipad 1!
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    IndignantSkeptic , March 23, 2012 7:07 AM
    Do you get a discount for this version if you already bought Baldur's Gate from GOG.com?
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    Maxor127 , March 23, 2012 7:48 AM
    amk-aka-PhantomD&D-based RPG for Apple fanboys? Nah. It's "too complex". Like Windows.

    Except the originals came out on Mac. Your joke fails.
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    rantoc , March 23, 2012 7:52 AM
    So the pad can run a 14 years old PC game, not bad =P /end sarcasm
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    Ragnar-Kon , March 23, 2012 8:04 AM
    Maxor127Except the originals came out on Mac. Your joke fails.

    Was actually thinkin the same thing. One of Bioware's first games too if I remember correctly. I played it on my old Mac OS 8 machine--great game.

    Pretty sure it has gotten to the point where people make anti-Apple comments on news that has anything to do with Apple for the sheer purpose of getting the most thumbs-up. Kind of sad really.
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    welshmousepk , March 23, 2012 8:22 AM
    Please come to android. It can already be run via the GemRB emulator, but i never did have the patience to get that working. and i would GLADLY pay to play this on my lunch break...
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    hoof_hearted , March 23, 2012 10:06 AM
    I'm normally an Android fan, but this would be a compellnig reason to get the new iPad. Guess I'll have both systems, at least until Android or Ubuntu or whatever dominates. I can't see a company controlling hardware and software stay on top forever.
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    Anonymous , March 23, 2012 11:22 AM
    Dude, EA does not even own Baldur's Gate license. Nor is Bioware.
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    Maxor127 , March 23, 2012 11:55 AM
    john_4Told you Bioware (EA's Bitch) would bastardize it. I beat it only has 1-3 characters at a time too instead of six and no D&D rules anymore.

    Yeah it'll suck if Bioware bastardizes a game they already made 15 years ago that is being "enhanced" by a company that isn't Bioware and has nothing to do with EA. Try reading the first sentence of the article and getting a tutor for basic reading comprehension.
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    Antimatter79 , March 23, 2012 12:29 PM
    The screenshot doesn't look "enhanced" at all to me. Maybe I'm missing something.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , March 23, 2012 12:39 PM
    Quote:
    Except the originals came out on Mac. Your joke fails.


    Maybe so. I could not find any info that confirms or disproves this. You might be right, but my joke doesn't fail since virtually every Apple customer deems everything that doesn't involve pressing more than 3 buttons as "too complex".
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    shardey , March 23, 2012 2:41 PM
    All the hate!!

    Seriously though, this is great news for the consumers. If this enhanced edition sells very well, who knows what will be next? Maybe we will see Bioware make more games to continue on with the saga.
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    spookyman , March 23, 2012 3:32 PM
    rantocSo the pad can run a 14 years old PC game, not bad =P /end sarcasm


    Wrong....

    Apple II not Mac....
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    Prey , March 23, 2012 4:18 PM
    So far this is the 1st reason I've came across to buy an iPad. If they Apple it down for idiots I'll be wicked fustrated!! The whole point of that game was the complexity. I would imagine it'll run just fine. I wonder however how big the game will be if it'll be on a tablet. Is this a proof of concept or an actual plan to release it?
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    shin0bi272 , March 23, 2012 4:41 PM
    Oh great another legendary game for bioware to screw up... perfect.
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    ethaniel , March 23, 2012 10:21 PM
    I think Sarevok will kick their a**es on a touchscreen...
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    clivene09 , March 24, 2012 12:11 AM
    john_4Last time I played Baldur's Gate Bioware's name was there.

    Interplay was the publisher, and probably the holder of any property rights for the game, which would have went to Infogrames, and then Vivendi, before winding up at Activision. Assuming someone wasn't able to ply the rights away somewhere in the process.
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    youssef 2010 , March 24, 2012 5:58 AM
    Never played the original game but I might play this one. Hearing that this game was the foundation of something like Dragon Age: Origins is enough to try it out. I just love a good story.
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