by Joe White
September 2, 2013
Like its predecessor, Baldur's Gate II is set to relaunch in a revamped and upgraded "Enhanced Edition" for both PC and Mac on Nov. 15, 2013. However, if you thought iDevice owners were going to be left out of the party, think again: though the Nov. 15 release date isn't going to be honored for the App Store release of Baldur's Gate II, you can rest assured that the application is indeed going to launch at some point either this year or next. Changes made in the enhanced app, according to its developer, include:
- The Final Chapter - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the epic conclusion of the Bhaalspawn saga.
- Four New Party Members - Bundled with the PC and Mac versions and available as DLC for iPad and Android, four new characters can join you on your journey. At the behest of his dark patron, Dorn Il-Khan plunders and defiles the Sword Coast. Hunted by Red Wizards, Neera the Wild Mage evades and disrupts the Thayans at every turn. Exercising his growing combat mastery, the monk Rasaad yn Bashir leaves his former allies to hunt the dark figure that corrupted his brother. A mysterious thief in service to mysterious master seeks powerful artifacts from across the globe. Recruit them, use their powers, and uncover over 30 new locations.
- The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay - Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Undermine your captors and prey upon their weaknesses while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and Githyanki.
- Easy Multiplayer - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes it easy to find, list, and join multiplayer games, even while behind a firewall.
From what we understand, Baldur's Gate II will require iOS 5.1 or later, and will take up 2.5GB of storage. Below, we've embedded a gameplay trailer of the forthcoming application, which should help iDevice owners get excited for its release - whenever that may be! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bHwTDl231A&feature=youtu.be
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.We'll let you know once Baldur's Gate II launches in the App Store. In the meantime, see: Deck Up! Dominion Card Game Set To Launch For The iPad This Fall, Unsworn Dungeon Crawling Sci-Fi RPG Is One To Look Out For, and Get Her Off Your Car Now: Wiper Woman For iOS Launches In The App Store.