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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Coming to iPad Too

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."

  • amk-aka-Phantom
    D&D-based RPG for Apple fanboys? :D Nah. It's "too complex". Like Windows.
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  • dameon51
    Playing Balders Gate makes me feel inadequate as a gamer. So hard...
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  • christarp
    Hopefully this will run on my ipad 1!
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  • IndignantSkeptic
    Do you get a discount for this version if you already bought Baldur's Gate from GOG.com?
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  • Maxor127
    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
    So the pad can run a 14 years old PC game, not bad =P /end sarcasm
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    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
    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
    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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  • Dude, EA does not even own Baldur's Gate license. Nor is Bioware.
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