After Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, it’s the turn of its sequel to make its entry on current platforms.
Interplay and Black Isle Studios have indeed revealed that Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II will be released on PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox One, Series and Nintendo Switch, but only in digital format. A rather logical decision when you consider that its elder brother received the same treatment. Of course, all the basic content will be available, that is, 80 levels that you can play alone or with two people locally.
For the latecomers, here is a brief summary of the history of this iteration originally released in 2004 on the venerable PS2 and Xbox:
Unspeakable evil has returned to the legendary city of Baldur’s Gate. A call for adventurers echoes through the beleaguered land. Cunning warriors and daring magic users are desperately needed to reclaim Baldur’s Gate from a dark sorcery that threatens everything in its path.
Not surprisingly, there are no major improvements to be raised with these new versions. It’s not a remaster or a remake, it’s simply a port. A 4K resolution – for compatible platforms – is still planned in the program and the visuals promise to be a bit nicer.
If you want to play this legendary hack’n’slash again on the current consoles, you’ll have to wait until July 20th.