A classic Dungeons & Dragons game is coming to a new generation of hardware. A remaster of 2004’s Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II will release on Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Developer Black Isle Studios (recently revived by its owner Interplay Entertainment) tweeted that the finalized release date for the remaster is July 20, 2022.
Check out the announcement and the accompanying teaser below:
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 arrives JULY 20TH on Consoles AND PC! pic.twitter.com/NSV1Z3VRoK
— Black Isle Studios (@BlackIsleStudio) July 11, 2022
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 was originally released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is the sequel to 2001’s Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, and like that game, it is an isometric action RPG. It became popular and achieved critical acclaim by adapting the gameplay style of then-PC-exclusive Diablo to console controls. The games take place in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms setting. Players can choose from one of five playable heroes: Barbarian, Monk, Necromancer, Rogue, and Cleric. Then, they’ll chop their way through a series of threats to the Sword Coast city of Baldur’s Gate. They’ll loot new equipment from the fallen and gain experience and levels to upgrade their abilities and fighting styles.
The remastered edition of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 benefits from graphical and systems enhancements. The game supports 4K resolution on PC and all Xbox and PlayStation consoles (the Nintendo Switch hardware does not support 4K). All versions support both single-player and two-player cooperative play. All versions of the game support local co-op play, while the Steam PC version can use Remote Play Together to allow online friends to join. The game is also rated as “Verified” on Steam Deck, meaning it should be fully compatible and have adapted controller and system support when used with the Steam Deck hardware.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 launches for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 20, 2022. The remaster of the previous game is available on the same platforms. An entirely new spin-off called Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance launched for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in 2021.