Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition trailer shows gameplay

The shiny release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will indeed arrive on PC next week, developer Overhaul Games has confirmed, so come celebrate by watching a trailer showing off retro RPG action. What does it look like? Well, you know, like Baldur's Gate but a bit enhanced.

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The shiny release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will indeed arrive on PC next week, developer Overhaul Games has confirmed, so come celebrate by watching a trailer showing off retro RPG action. What does it look like? Well, you know, like Baldur's Gate but a bit enhanced.

Overhaul has revamped BioWare's classic with co-op, support for modern operating systems, high-res cutscenes, new party members and quests, and other jazz.

It'll be sold exclusively through Overhaul's parent company Beamdog, where you can pre-order now. If you use Beamdog's client, you can preload the game now to start playing as soon as it's out on November 28. Beamdog will also offer a standalone installer too, mind.

With BG:EE out, Overhaul will start work on revamping Baldur's Gate 2. After that, Beamdog president Trent Oster told us in an interview, it'll look at DLC.

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    November 23, 2012 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition trailer shows gameplay.

    The shiny release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will indeed arrive on PC next week, developer Overhaul Games has confirmed, so come celebrate by watching a trailer showing off retro RPG action. What does it look like? Well, you know, like Baldur's Gate but a bit enhanced.

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      November 23, 2012 8:16 AM

      Cool, I really hope this allows them to make BG3, that would be rad and juice it up.

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      November 23, 2012 8:20 AM

      yesss!!

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        November 23, 2012 8:22 AM

        oh man I have been dying to play this game too.

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      November 23, 2012 8:48 AM

      My Inn's as clean as an Elven arese!

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      November 23, 2012 9:01 AM

      I hope they eventually move onto Planescape and Icewind Dale and then new games. They have to be planning that if they're already doing new content for Baldur's Gate and DLC. New games in D&D campaign settings that haven't been done yet in the Infinity Engine would be amazing.

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        November 23, 2012 9:52 AM

        Its strange to even comprehend this isnt it? Soon there will be cats and dogs living together. I would be delighted if we got some new games on the infinitey engine.

        I would be ecstatic if they announced something like "Infinity 2" that was a modern game engine specifically made to the complexity and glory of the old IE but with modern graphics and technical functionality. And then make a BG3 on that. Its such a slippery slope though. Do you make a BG3 2E? 3.5E? 4E?

        I am pretty excited about all this TBH. I am eager to see the things that have been added/improved.

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          November 23, 2012 10:44 AM

          I don't think a D&D license would allow older editions...so it'd probably HAVE to be 4E (or whatever is out when it's being made).

          That said, I would like to see something like an Infinity 2...and definitely more in the Planescape setting. The thing I've been wanting for years has been Torment updated...same story/voices/maps, but in a new engine (which I doubt would ever happen), but spiritual successor would be perfectly fine.

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            November 23, 2012 11:57 AM

            So then throw WotC under the bus and make a deal for a Pathfinder game. Paizo would jump all over it.

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          November 23, 2012 1:10 PM

          I kind of don't want a Baldur's Gate 3 because I thought the series ended on a high note and would want something new.

          But it's nice having that be the biggest concern with a Baldur's Gate 3 being made and not something like having to worry about it being turned into an action game or whatever.

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            November 23, 2012 5:13 PM

            i am the same. this might be the only set of circumstances I would allow it, however I would also expect them to tread very lightly on the storyline and attempt to move ahead timeline wise far enough that they dont sully it.

            if it would be made on anything but an Infinity Engine or a platform descended from it in intent and target audience, then fuck it. I dont want to see anything like Baldurs Age: Origin.

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          November 23, 2012 1:11 PM

          Project Eternity has a sort of Infinity Engine 2 thing going on with Unity.

          http://media.obsidian.net/eternity/media/screenshots/0001/PE-TempleEntrance01-2560x1440.jpg check that environment screenshot!

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        November 23, 2012 3:11 PM

        They have to finish BG2:EE first. And then hope the two games are a success.

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      November 23, 2012 12:09 PM

      I am so pumped to get this on my iPad. Consequences will never be the same!

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      November 23, 2012 12:15 PM

      The productivity of my business trips will tank after this is out on the iPad.

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        November 23, 2012 5:38 PM

        Yeah... I'm kind of thinking the same thing. This is a perfect game for business trips on a work laptop or iPad. I hope the Android version comes out soon because I might take that route.

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      November 23, 2012 1:14 PM

      I kinda expected it to be more enhanced, to be honest. Not the graphics, necessarily, but the UI. It looks improved but still trapped in the past.

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      November 23, 2012 1:18 PM

      When does it come out on ipad?

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      November 23, 2012 2:29 PM

      This doesn't look very enhanced..

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        November 23, 2012 4:06 PM

        It's running on the same engine, it's hard to really revamp things like models without remaking the game

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      November 23, 2012 4:50 PM

      You must gather your party before venturing forth.

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      November 23, 2012 8:42 PM

      One of the best games of all time...

      I played BG1 all the way thru BG2: ToB, co-op with my roommate at the time. Epic, long adventure.

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      November 23, 2012 9:12 PM

      Wow, this doesn't look "enhanced" at all. I suppose I was expecting too much. :(

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        November 23, 2012 10:35 PM

        Compare the art to the old areas when you see them. They did a ton of paint over work.

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          November 24, 2012 9:50 AM

          agreed. its the cleaning up of things, bringing it up to a not eye bleeding resolution. the artwork in these games was masterful but it was made for an era of monitors and video cards that are ancient now. the thought of all the beautiful hand painted vistas from these games being properly redrawn for 1080P makes me grin.

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        November 23, 2012 11:32 PM

        load up the original. 640 * 480 hard locked. it's quite a bit better.

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          November 25, 2012 3:45 AM

          The old version can be played in higher resolution as well. New version looks the same as old version in that regard.

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      November 23, 2012 9:49 PM

      I was expecting more :(

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        November 23, 2012 10:36 PM

        I am curious, what were you expecting?

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        November 24, 2012 1:03 AM

        Rose-tinted nostalgia glasses make the original game seem much less old than it was. You should boot up the original 640x480 game and see for yourself how much work these guys put into the new version.

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          November 25, 2012 3:42 AM

          Sure, they put in work, but it takes no work to upscale the resolution. You've been able to play the original version in higher resolution for ages.

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            November 25, 2012 3:43 AM

            New version looks exactly the same as old version played at higher resolution.

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              November 25, 2012 9:19 AM

              I can't tell whether or not you're being facetious. Do you want it to look like a different game? The art and environments are updated too. Having never played BG I'm really excited for this.

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                November 25, 2012 4:19 PM

                Why do you mention facetiousness? There may be some art updates, but it generally looks the same to me, which doesn't bug me, either.

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                  November 25, 2012 11:20 PM

                  Oh I thought you meant it in a very detrimental way and I wasn't sure if that was meant to be facetious because they're not shooting for anything different from the original game.

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      November 23, 2012 11:29 PM

      It looks like it'd play quite decently on 16:9, so there's that

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      November 24, 2012 8:01 AM

      its just not as good as it used to be 15 years ago

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      November 24, 2012 9:51 AM

      true story: baldurs gate TOB ending is the only time a video game has made me cry.

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      November 25, 2012 4:19 PM

      ermm... am i missing something? this looks like the exact same game.

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