Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Announced, Server Explodes

The mysterious Baldur's Gate countdown has ended with the bang of servers exploding, but not before an email arrived announcing something called Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for release this summer.

The servers at BaldursGate.comare down, but I think I've got a pretty good idea of what the upcoming release entails. Officially licensed by Wizards of the Coast and built by Beamdog's Overhaul Games division, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition should be exactly what the name implies, an updated version of the original Baldur's Gate with enhanced graphics.

Last year Overhaul gave a similar treatment to MDK2, releasing MDK2 HD exclusively through its digital distribution platform.

We'll have more info once the servers stop being such little crybabies.


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    I never did get around to beating Baldur's Gate when it was released. My comically low powered PC struggled back then and now the game is just a little too old to play nice with new hardware and big screen resolutions on my shiny new hardware. This should solve the problem of my laziness of trying to get the old game to work.

    As much as I loved BG I'm not sure I could afford the 100 or so hours traipsing up and down the coast - my pile of shame is already too big.

    I was under the impression that BG was still owned by Interplay, go figure.

    Announcing Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™
    March 15, 2012
    Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games are pleased to announce work has begun on the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II.

    Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons® computer roleplaying games ever since.

    RE-FORGED BY OVERHAUL GAMES
    Overhaul Games has assembled a talented team of artists, programmers and designers to enhance this timeless classic. To remain true to the spirit of the game, the team includes original Baldur’s Gate developers.

    RELIVE THE MOST EPIC STORY EVER TOLD
    Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition™ will feature a re-forged version of the Infinity Engine with a variety of modern improvements.

    THE GREATEST ROLEPLAYING GAME OF ALL TIME, ENHANCED
    For all information regarding Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ visit www.baldursgate.com, for press inquiries contact [email protected]

    Seems a little of a letdown to tease us for weeks and then have a countdown and then give so little info.

    Baldur's Gate really does run fine on modern systems, with only minor tweaking required. I hate tweaking and for that reason largely play consoles these days, but I didn't mind the steps set out at GOG to get the game running well.

    So I'd like a little more information on this before I start getting excited!

    Man, I'm not normally so down about something. Must be the weekday blues. Good thing it's Friday.

    BG and BG2 was the first two games i remeber reinstalling, playing and completling numerous times cause i like it that much!!!

    That was an awful lot of fan baiting for a high definition pack.

      Just wait until they do it for BG2 :D

        It is for both...

    They actually announced both games are being remade. So that's pwnage.

    Ok this tops even the DIII announcement today.
    This is all sorts of awesome.
    I never got around to finishing BG1 and BG2. I will be so all over this.

    I can't believe they're not being re-made into first person shooters!

    I wonder how long it'll be til someone says "Hey Bioware! Ever thought of making an RPG like that?"
    ....err.....
    Yes?
    Seriously though, they could at least acknowledge who created it in the first place.

    ....I literally installed baldurs gate to play again less than a week ago. SWEEEEET

    The Baldur's Gate series are still in my favourite games list. First introduced me to RPGs, Modding... etc. Basically I can't wait.

    Time to resurrect Team BG. Wonder if SimDing0 is working for Overhaul Games - if not, he should be.

    I just came. I want it now!

    I was just telling a friend the other day to head to gog and check out BG and BG2. :)

    They do run just fine on modern systems, which is great. But I'm pretty psyched to see what kind of HD beauty Overhaul can bring to it.

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