With physical bonuses, to boot!
Skybound Games and Beamdog have announced four new Enhanced Edition Collector’s Packs, which will include enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Baldur’s Gate ll, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights, all heading to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year, all debuting on current gen consoles for the first time. There’s a slew of pre order bonuses to go along with this, directly inspired by Dungeons & Dragons.
Beamdog has upgraded each title with native support for high resolution widescreen displays, controls optimised for console controllers, new standalone content, new characters and classes, new voice sets, expanded character creation options, improved multiplayer functionality, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more besides, so you’re getting a great deal of value for money.
To accompany this, a new trailer has been released, hosted by DC Daily and Syfy Wire star Whitney Moore, featuring interviews with Beamdog CEO Trent Oster and voice artist Mark Meer (Alveus Malcanter and Baeloth the Entertainer), as well as Ivan Van Norman of Geek & Sundry, along with others, for some further insight into all of this.
If you do want to get a pre order in, they’re available to Skybound Insiders over on the website for a limited time, but are now also available to the general public until August 2, or until all the editions are sold out.
The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Collector’s Pack, for example, will cost $100 and include the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, with all DLC and restored quest content, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, plus original content by Beamdog to bridge the first two games. The physical pre order bonuses will be a Bhaalspawn Medallion, a set of three pins, an engraved metal dice set, a parchment-style map, a faux leather journal featuring the Baldur’s Gate emblem and exclusive art, and three Hero Cards with Minsc & Dynaheir, Wilson & Imoen, and Viconia on them,
Then there’s the Planescape: Torment / Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Collector’s Pack, also priced at $100. This one will come with Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, its expansions, and the enhanced edition of Planescape: Torment. The physical bonuses are a Lady of Pain medallion, a set of two pins, an engraved metal dice set, a parchment-style map, a faux leather journal featuring the Planescape Torment/Icewind Dale emblems, three Hero Cards with Lady of Pain, Morte and the Nameless One, on them, and finally, a Morte Squishy stress ball.
The Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Collector’s Pack will again retail at $100, and will include all its DLC, with ten standalone D&D inspired adventures, co-op, and local multiplayer. The physical bonuses are a Neverwinter Nights “Eye,” Medallion, a set of two pins, an engraved metal dice set, a parchment-style map, a faux leather journal featuring the Neverwinter Nights Eye emblem, and three Hero Cards with Deekin, Aribeth, and Valsharess on them.
Finally there’s the Ultimate Enhanced Edition Collector’s Pack, which will set you back a whopping $200. This one comes with the Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Baldur’s Gate ll, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights, and has a huge amount of bonus items coming with it. These are an engraved metal dice set, a Beholder dice tray, a Morte Squishy stress ball, a parchment-style map, a faux leather journal with a Beholder emblem on it, a set of two pins (Bhaalspawn and Lady of Pain), and four lithograph prints of fan favourite characters from each game, though unfortunately we don’t have clarity as to the specifics on that one.
If you’re not up for dropping some serious cash on the special editions, thankfully Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Planescape: Torment/Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition will be getting standalone boxed versions being sold at various retailers from October 1, 2019 in North America, and October 4, 2019 in other territories. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, on the other hand, will release on December 3, 2019 in North America, and December 6, 2019 in other territories, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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