Now that Trent Oster and his team at Beamdog have finished enhancing Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, they’re moving north up the Sword Coast for an enhanced edition of Icewind Dale, coming later this year to iOS, Android and PC.
While Black Isle Studios only published BioWare’s Baldur’s Gate games, 2000’s Icewind Dale was their baby completely — they developed and published it. And while it tends to get lost between Baldur’s spectacular bookends, it’s an incredibly solid game.
Beamdog will be giving Icewind Dale the full remaster treatment, adding a ton of new goodies to the mix. From the Baldur’s Gate forums:
Icewind Dale has been enhanced with new kits and character classes, dozens of new items and spells, and restored quest material cut from the original game. The redesigned user interface features Zoom capabilities and a Quickloot Bar, among numerous other improvements. Up to six players can simultaneously enjoy Icewind Dale with the new cross-platform multiplayer mode.
The Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition will retail for $US19.99 on PC. Preorders are available now, and a beta is expected to launch within the next month.