Baldur's Gate and sequel getting enhanced editions

Overhaul Games developing updated versions of classic role-playing games; original set to be released this summer on unspecified platforms.

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Baldur's Gate is opening again. Beamdog today announced it is at work on enhanced versions of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II.

Baldur's Gate gets enhanced this summer.
Baldur's Gate gets enhanced this summer.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is in development at Beamdog subsidiary Overhaul Games and is expected to ship this summer.

Details are thin concerning the project, but Beamdog's Trent Oster shed further light on the game via Twitter. He said Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is "going to have new content for the game you love, made by some of the original team members."

Additionally, the developer revealed that the enhanced edition will include the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. As for Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, it will include the Throne of Bhaal expansion and will ship at a later date.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition will run on a "re-forged version" of the Infinity engine, said to boast a "variety of modern improvements." Overhaul Games will serve as publisher for both games, though platforms for the projects have not been announced.

"We're working closely with some great guys at Wizards of the Coast to ensure our work fits in properly," Oster told GameSpot. "Atari, WOTC, Hasbro, BioWare, and EA are all signed off. Took a while to pull that off, but it looks to be worth it."

The revival of the Baldur's Gate franchise was first hinted in late February, with the launch of a teaser countdown website.

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