Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition begins preloading

Baldur’s Gate II is largely considered one of, if not the, best RPG of all time. Well, after the success of the enhanced version of the first title, Beamdog has given us that game from September of 2000 with a fresh coat of paint for the year 2013. Let’s check out the background on the game for a quick refresher, as well as the pre-loading / launch video for a look at what’s new:

The original Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn launched in September 2000, quickly becoming the most celebrated Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying video game of its time. On November 15th, gamers new and old can experience the epic continuation and conclusion of the Bhaalspawn Saga, with full high resolution support and area art remastered from the original renders.

Set in Wizards of the Coast’s iconic Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes the adventures Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal. In addition to improved graphics and gameplay, the Enhanced Edition bundles four new allies for your party, each with unique quest storylines. Also bundled in the Enhanced Edition: The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay, an arena challenge that puts players’ tactical skills to the ultimate test.

The game ships in just two days, and we are working on a review. I’ll give you a hint – it’s still awesome. Look for our continued coverage of Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition shortly!   Hey Beamdog…if you are reading this, I can promise I’ll buy a copy of Planescape: Torment if you are in the market for that kind of thing.

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