Update: Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition May Disappoint You

Update: Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition May Disappoint You

Somewhere hidden inside the deepest, darkest recesses of my gaming soul there lies a sprouting seed of disappointment… that emo enough for ya?

Watching that Baldur’s Gate clock slowly tick down to zero had me sitting at the edge of my seat only to be met with a cryptic announcement regarding something called Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition. Although anything other than a name was nowhere to be found, I secretly held my breath for the news of the franchise’s revival in the form of a new Baldur’s Gate adventure; or, at the very least, I would have settled for an HD remake/compilation of the original PC games or even the console games for that matter. The fact remains, I wanted more Baldur’s Gate.

However, what we ended up with, at least for me, was a heaping pile of disappointment soup topped off with an extra kick squarely in the pants… the front portion to be exact.

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition iPad

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition has been confirmed to be nothing other than an app for the iPad.

Update: It has also been announced that Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition will be released for OSX, as well.

Yup, no new revivals, HD remakes, or re-releases here. Just a fancy new app stuffed onto a market of nearly 25 billion other apps. Although I may sound a bit sour about the whole affair, most of that stems from the fact that I don’t have an iPad nor do I really have any intentions of getting one. That and I love Baldur’s Gate so much so that hearing about any sort of release, regardless of how trivial, on a platform I don’t own simply crushes me.

On the brighter side of things for you iPad owning Baldur’s Gate fans, the app will feature the entire original Baldur’s Gate adventure along with the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion and never before seen content including a new adventure and a new party member. Additionally, co-op multiplayer has been added, finally giving you the chance to share the experience with a friend.

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition iPad

Despite the massive size of the game, the app will only sport a $10 price tag, and I will confidently say that it may be the best $10 you will ever spend.

Slated to be out at some during summer 2012, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition will not stand alone for long as Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition has been confirmed and said to be available at some point this year as well.

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