Something is happening over here:http://www.baldursgate.com/
The site has sprung to life again.
A single quote is found on the site along with the iconic logo:"The Lord of Murder shall perish, but in his doom he shall spawn a score of mortal progeny, chaos will be sown by their passage."
So sayeth the wise Alaundo
Beamdog with Trent Oster
, one of BioWare's former veterans, had little to say other than there will be an announcement soonhttp://www.gamebanshee.com/news/107098-baldurs-gate-website-surfaces-announcement-coming-soon.html
Kotaku reports there is something interesting in the web's code:
\Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead : Infinity Engine
For years, I clung to the memory of it. Then the memory of the memory.
And then... it returned. Better than it was before.
So it seems like they may be resurrecting the Infinity Engine for further adventuring. Perhaps with a new D&D rule set?
Another thing I found out from all this is that the classic games will be coming to Steam. I'm wondering if they will offer some multiplayer.
Are you intrigued?
UPDATE: (Release date has changed)
There's a bunch of shit added on the site, check it out.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
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Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur's Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer role-playing games ever since.
Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never before seen content including a new adventure, and three new party members: The Calishite Monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the Wild Mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Windows contains the following enhancements:
•New Adventure: The Black Pits
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•New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
•A new collection of player character voice sets
•Native support for high resolution widescreen displays
•Over 400 improvements to the original game
•Improved multiplayer support, with connectivity between all platforms
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Windows will be available as a direct download from Beamdog, with no client install necessary. Pre-purchasing will allow you to preload the game, so you can access it immediately after release.