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Baldur’s Gate and 3 More Classic RPGs Coming to Consoles

Baldur's Gate

If I had to choose the best ever RPG games of all time, then both the Baldur’s Gate titles as well as Planescape: Torment would be on that list, with Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dale also featuring in a top 10. Well, for console gamers who never got the chance to experience these iconic RPGs on PC back in the day, there is some very good news. All these games will be coming to consoles.

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Skybound Games and Beamdog announced this fantastic news and best of all, these classics including the entire Baldur’s Gate franchise will get physical versions so you can add them to your ever-growing collection. These games will all come to Xbox One, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch this year.

Skybound Games explained that:

Tailored for a natural gameplay experience on consoles, these enhanced editions give longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to play these critically acclaimed adventures from a golden age of RPGs in a whole new way. Beamdog has upgraded all of the above titles with native support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for console controllers, new standalone content, new characters and classes, new voice sets, expanded character creation options, improved multiplayer functionality, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more.

On 3 December, the Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will arrive on consoles at major retailers in NA, while it will release globally on 6 December. All the other games, including Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment, will release in NA on 24 September and 27 September globally.

These physical editions will include the following content and will retail for $49.99 (local pricing to be confirmed):

  • The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.
  • Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition: Two must-play games and all their DLC in one package – the chilling Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, plus its expansions, and the enhanced edition of 1999’s RPG of the Year, Planescape: Torment.
  • Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition: The 2002 Computer RPG of the Year and all its DLC deliver 10 standalone D&D-based adventures featuring co-op and online multiplayer.

Are you excited to play these iconic RPGs on console? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sillicur

Co-Editor at Glitched Africa
Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.
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