News PC Mobile PC Mobile Gaming News IOS Android

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition – Everything you need to know

The long wait is finally over. Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition from Overhaul Games releases this coming Wednesday. I have been waiting for years to play this game. Fans of role-playing games (RPG’s) have called Baldur’s Gate the epitome of the genre and I have always felt their silent disapproval pointing a finger at me for not having played it yet.

Let’s take a look what the enhanced edition has in store.

Buldurs Gate.JPG

  • New Adventure: The Black Pits
  • New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
  • New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
  • New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
  • A new collection of the player character voice sets
  • System overhaul

The Black Pits

Black Pits.jpg 

"Rouse yourselves, you lice-laden layabouts. Stand and salute your new master, Baeloth the Entertainer!"

Create a party of up to six members and fight through fifteen hellish battles in a desperate bid to escape. Difficult challenges, unique battles, and a bizarre cast of characters await you within the Underdark.

  • A stand-alone adventure set deep within the Underdark
  • Fifteen levels of arena-style combat challenges
  • Full control and customization of up to six party members
  • Over 6 hours of additional gameplay

Rasaad yn Bashir

Buldurs Gate  NewJPG.JPG

"In the face of lies, we offer truth. In the face of hatred, we offer compassion."

Rasaad is a Calishite Monk demonstrating his monastic arts to the people of Nashkel. His quest ultimately leads into the highest reaches of the Cloud Peaks, where he must face an unexpected nemesis.

  • The Monk Rasaad yn Bashir, a new NPC to join your party
  • A new playable adventureNew area: the Cloud Peaks
  • Four hours of additional gameplay

Neera the Wild Mage


"Casting wild magic is like playing a flute by ear. In magical terms, I can play a pretty mean tune, but when I miss a note the flute shoots fire at everyone."

Neera is a half-elf wild Mage slowly coming to terms with her enormous magical potential. This half-elf wild Mage finds both delight and terror in her capricious magic while fleeing both her past mistakes and the merciless Red Wizards of Thay.

  • The Wild Mage Neera, a new NPC to join your party
  • An engaging romantic adventure
  • Up to four hours of additional gameplay
  • New area: a secluded hideaway northeast of Durlag's Tower

Dorn Il-Khan


"Do not annoy me with such simplistic notions of morality."

Dorn is a half-orc Blackguard whose otherworldly patron grants him terrible powers in the form of his black sword and unholy spells. Betrayed by his former companions, the half-orc Dorn Il-Khan lusts for revenge and glory in equal measure.

  • The Blackguard Dorn II-Khan, a new NPC to join your party
  • Up to four hours of additional gameplay
  • The Blackguard kit to create your own champion of evil

Game mechanics updated

  • Enhanced Interface - native support for high resolution and widescreen displays. The iPad and Android Tablet versions both contain platform specific interface enhancements.
  • Improved Multiplayer - Online multiplayer has been upgraded to include matchmaking functionality, and games can be played across multiple platforms.
  • Core Game Improvements - source code has been cleaned up and improved, sped up, and now has support for modern platforms.
  • New Cinematics – all cinematics have been replaced with beautifully hand painted animated artwork, directed by Nat Jones.
  • Baldur's Gate 2 Features - All of the additions and improvements from Baldur's Gate 2: The Shadows of Amn have been brought to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. Now you can use class kits, new sub-races and classes that were previously unavailable.
  • Ongoing Support - continue to receive improvements after release, along with continued support for the vibrant mod community.

System requirements

  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Minimum graphics: GeForce 2 or equivalent
  • Processor speed: 1 GHZ

The PC version is available for pre-loading at R230. The iPad and Mac versions will be available on Wednesday with the Andriod version to be announced.

Source: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Official Website

Check out the latest Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition gameplay trailer.


Han’s Twitter | Blog / MWEB Gamezone Twitter | Facebook

Other news from around the NET:

Recent Comments

Community on Disqus

Latest Reviews

Conan Exiles Review

Conan Exiles Review


Conan Exiles is great survival game that eases the player into the fight before overwhelming them.

comments powered by Disqus


Vote for your favourite May 2018 releases:

Submit Survey  View Results