Baldur's Gate is getting an expansion. That's right. Yes, the year is 2015, not 1998. In fact, this actually pertains more to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition that came out in 2012 from Beamdog. Using the familiar Infinity Engine, the Siege of Dragonspear will add an additional 25 hours of gameplay to the classic RPG experience.
The expansion is said to serve as a bridge between Baldur's Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, which means you can continue the journey with your imported character from the first game. In addition, you will also still be able to participate in six-person, cross-platform multiplayer for the entire game. If you want to experience the story without having to put forth much effort during battle, there's a new Story Mode that decreases the game's overall difficulty.
In addition to new areas, quests, monsters and treasure, there's also the introduction of another playable class called the Shaman, which can call spirits to their aid in the fight if sword and shield isn't enough. Four new companions also appear in the game: an archer named Captain Schael Corwin; Voghiln the Vast, a skald; the goblin M'khiin Grubdoubler; and a gnome called Glint Gardnersonson.
The last of the new features include improvements to the UI as well as the overall performance of the Infinity Engine.
The game is playable on traditional PC, Mac or Linux systems, but you can also play it on iOS and Android devices. No release date or price have been revealed yet.
The new expansion should appeal to those still yearning to return to the nostalgic game for another run. Of course, new isometric-view RPGs are still being created today, most notably the recent release of Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity, which recently announced an expansion at E3 called The White March: Part 1.