Back in 1998, I doubt the folks at BioWare thought Baldur's Gate would be receiving an expansion 18 years later. Yet, here we are and Beamdog, the developer behind the enhanced editions of Baldur's Gate I and II, is about to push out the bridging title Siege of Dragonspear.
Siege of Dragonspear takes place between the events of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II and requires the former game in order to play. Over on the game's official website, three flavours of Dragonspear are available, including the Collector's Edition pictured above.
The Standard Edition ($US19.99) is the expansion by itself, while the Digital Deluxe version ($US39.97) comes the game and several soundtracks. The Collector's Edition ($129.99) however is where all the magic happens.
Don't believe me? Here's what it includes:
- DRM-free copy of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on DVD
- Complete soundtrack of Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
- Cloth map of the Sword Coast
- Full-color copy of Bence Duncan's Field Report with removable, collectible coin
- Spiral-bound copy of the official Baldur's Gate Adventurer's Guide with updated rules and mechanics
- Metal dragon's head amulet on a strap necklace
- Collection of 7 Siege of Dragonspear-themed dice, housed in a velvet dice bag, to use in your own D&D adventures
All three packages are available for preorder, though the game itself doesn't come out until the end of the month. I imagine the Collector's Edition won't hang around for long, so if you're keen on the goodies, best not to wait.
Siege of Dragonspear [Beamdog]