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  CLASSIC PC RPGs BALDUR’S GATE , BALDUR’S GATE II , PLANESCAPE: TORMENT AND ICEWIND DALE OUT NOW ON CONSOLES FOR FIRST TIME EVER!
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10/15/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Oct. 15, 2019 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Skybound Games and Beamdog today announced that enhanced editions of several classic Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing videogames – including Baldur’s Gate, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, Baldur’s Gate II, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale – are now available on modern consoles for the very first time. Available today globally these boxed versions can be purchased at major retailers for $49.99 each on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch:

 
  • 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.

 

These titles are also now available for digital download on the PlayStation®Store, Microsoft Xbox One Store, and Nintendo eShop.  

 

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 each title with support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for console controllers, new content, new characters and classes, expanded character creation options, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more. 

 

Skybound Games and Beamdog will also release fellow all-time classic RPG Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on consoles on December 3, 2019. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is available to pre-order now at major retailers and the Skybound Shop: www.skybound.com/neverwinter-nights-enhanced-edition.

 

MEDIA ASSETS

 -  Launch Trailer: https://youtu.be/wMMeKPU61bo

 

 -  Assets: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1A6RzDR4k_k0JSlHYguxFf_p31byAzt9K

 

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For UK/EMEA media enquiries:

 

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected] 

+44 (0) 7828 692 315

 

Aaron Seaman – Renaissance PR

[email protected] 

+44 (0) 7889 691181 

 

About Skybound Games

Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capability to produce tabletop and video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. Skybound Games’ slate across video games includes Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Baldur’s Gate, and Slime Rancher. The tabletop slate includes Pitchstorm, Superfight, and The Walking Dead: Something to Fear. Skybound Games can be found on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

 

About Beamdog

Beamdog is a Canadian video games studio located in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded by veteran game developers Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, Beamdog has grown into one of the largest game studios in Alberta. Beamdog creates compelling game experiences for our fans, wherever they choose to play. Since 2009, our team of artists, designers and developers have crafted original content and engineered enhanced editions of classic games. We’re best known for bringing beloved Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment back to life on desktop and tablets. Visit our website, www.beamdog.com, for more details.

 

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.