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Interplay and Wizards of the Coast have announced Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II, a remastered version of Black Isle Studios’ classic 2004 hack-and-slash action RPG updated for modern hardware. The re-release will feature enhanced graphics and support for up to 4K resolution, allowing the game to look better than ever on current consoles and PCs, as well as a local cooperative play option, with the Steam version of the game including support for Remote Play for a long-distance cooperative experience. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG) this summer. The game originally launched for PlayStation 2 and Xbox on January 20, 2004. A Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance III had been planned but was never released following Interplay’s decision to shut down Black Isle Studios.

Key Features:

  • Hack your way or cast powerful spells through over 80 perilous levels.
  • Hidden areas, secret characters, and hundreds of items to discover, customize, and use.
  • Forge unique magical weapons and armor to maximize the damage you inflict in battle.
  • Conquer hordes of beasts and armies of Hobgoblins, Ghouls, Golems, and dreaded Dragons.
  • Compelling single or two-player cooperative modes of play.
  • Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; “Easy,” “Normal,” “Hard,” and “Extreme.”
  • Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast and two secret characters; Drizzt Do’Urden and Artemis Entreri.
  • Verified Steam Deck certification.
  • Local cooperative support!

Based in and around the city of Baldur’s Gate itself, the game features five playable characters and classes and spans dozens of locations. Featuring the ability to create custom weapons and armor, players can improve items by using runestones and gems while playing through the game’s four difficulty levels; “Easy,” “Normal,” “Hard,” and “Extreme.”

Whether choosing the barbarian, monk, necromancer, rogue, or cleric, players will have to actively fight through hordes of monsters ranging from Hobgoblins, Ghouls, Golems, and dreaded Dragons while dodging attacks and evading deadly traps.

All versions of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II support local cooperative play, while the Steam version will support Remote Play for a long-distance cooperative experience. Fully verified on Steam Deck, now’s the perfect time to grab an ally or brave Baldur’s Gate on the move and play the sequel that defined a generation.

Source: Interplay Games

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