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Not Quite 20 Years Later – A New Baldur’s Gate Expansion

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 10, 2015

dragonspeariconBetter late than never, huh?

Beamdog has announced an all-new, 25-hour expansion for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.ย  Entitled Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, it bridges the gap between Baldur’s Gate I and II.

Dang, and I think I lost my saved game from when I beat BGEE a couple of years ago. Hopefully I can roll a new party just for the purpose of this expansion.

Sadly, no, this is not Baldur’s Gate III or a standalone title. But I imagine that in terms of effort and licensing, this was a far easier win for Beamdog. The new expansion promises new (and old) companions, a new character class (shaman), new monsters, new items, and new locations (and quests).

Oh, and it’s all playable in single-player and multiplayer. I never tried multiplayer in BGEE. When the original game came out in 1996 or whatever (UPDATE: It would have been 1999. I thought multiplayer was more robust than thatย in ’99…), we played multiplayer one Thanksgiving holiday in a massive LAN party. It was totally cool until the game crashed. And crashed. And crashed. Hopefully it’s much more robust now. ๐Ÿ™‚

I just gotta comment though… what a weirdly cool era we live in. Old games getting remakes or updates or new expansions (like this one). Sequels to franchises that were assumed dead a long time ago (like Bard’s Tale, Underworld Ascendant, Might & Magic X: Legacy, and Wasteland 2). Spiritual sequels to classic games and series… sometimes by members of the original team. I’ll tell ya, ten years ago I’d never have dreamed that kind of thing would become possible.


Filed Under: Game Announcements, Retro - Comments: 3 Comments to Read

  • Infinitron said,

    December 1998. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Really? That would have made it 1999 when we tried that LAN party. Dang.

    Time is funky.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I was supposed to have editing this thing before it auto-posted, but I got sidetracked. ๐Ÿ™‚