Classic D&D Video Games Coming to Consoles for the First Time
There are some Dungeons & Dragons video games that some fans consider classics. These include Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Neverwinter Nights, and a few others. Well, many of these classics (including all the ones I just named) will be coming to console for the first time ever later this year. In September, Beamdog and Skybound are releasing Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack and Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition/Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition. In North America, these games will be available on September 24 with the rest of the world getting them on September 27.
The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition: Two must-play games and all their DLC in one package – the chilling Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, plus its expansions, and the enhanced edition of 1999’s RPG of the Year, Planescape: Torment.
In addition, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will be released on December 3 in North America and December 6 for everyone else.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition: The 2002 Computer RPG of the Year and all its DLC deliver 10 standalone D&D-based adventures featuring co-op and online multiplayer.
All of these games have been upgraded to have native support for modern display resolutions as well as “controls optimized for console controllers, new standalone content, new characters and classes, new voice sets, expanded character creation options, improved multiplayer functionality, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more.” If you want more information, Skybound has further breakdowns for each game.
As a bonus, these games will be available via digital download and physical copies will be available as well all for $49.99. You can pre-order the Baldur’s Gate bundle, Planescape and Icewind bundle, and Neverwinter Nights now from Skybound.
I’m excited to play some of these games for the first time! They will be available on all three consoles: Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.