This of you who love old school D&D RPGs are about to get some good news. That’s because it has been announced that the cream of the crop of this genre is head to modern consoles courtesy of Skybound Games. The company is partnering with an experienced team to bring Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Planescape Torment and Icewind Dale to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
All these great games are being broken up into three collections so that gamers can grab what they want very easily. One bundle will include Baldur’s Gate and its sequel Baldur’s Gate 2. Then the second batch will drop, featuring Planescape Torment and Icewind Dale. The final bundle will have Neverwinter Nights‘ Enhanced Edition. Check out a trailer released to hype up the new versions down below.
Those of you who were paying attention during the flaming wreckage that was the collapse Telltale Games may remember Skybound, as they jumped in to help wrap the final season of The Walking Dead. The company is partnering with Beamdog, the same developers behind the rehashing of this game batch of games as the “Enhanced Edition” versions.
The plan seems to be to take the Enhanced Editions and port them over to various consoles, bringing with them revamped controls and all the graphical bells and whistles the developer can tack on. All the respective DLC and improved content will be included for all the games, and any restored content from the Enhanced Editions is included as well.
You can expect to see widescreen compatability, new character creation options, restored cut content and new quest lines all in these console ports.
The titles will drop on the electronic shops for various consoles, with multiple versions planned for all the modern console platforms. The first batch is due to land quite soon actually. Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Planescape Torment and Icewind Dale will all launch on September 27, while Neverwinter Nights will follow on December 6 and will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.