It look a little while longer than first planned, but PC gamers now have a new version of a truly classic fantasy RPG available to download right now. We are talking about Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, which was released originally by BioWare in 1998.
This new version has been developed by Overhaul Games, founded by former BioWare team member Trent Oster, and is now available to download via the Beamdog service for $19.99. Overhaul will release versions of the game for other platforms at a later date.
The new version not only has been graphically enhanced compared to the BioWare release, but also offers up some new content as well. That includes three new characters, improved multiplayer support, new player character voice sets and new cinematics. In addition, the team claims to have fixed over 400 issues that they found in the original game.
The biggest new edition is an all new adventure in the game, The Black Pits. Overhaul Games claims that it adds 15 arena-style levels which add up to about six more hours of gameplay for a title that already has a ton of content.
Oster has said in previous interviews that if sales of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition are successful, he would consider developing an all new game in the series.