Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II Re-Release Now Available (VIDEO)
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II, one of the most classic, go-to dungeon crawlers of the PlayStation 2-era is now officially available on modern consoles. Teased months beforehand and announced as recently as February, Black Isle Studios and Wizards of the Coast have now re-issued the console-locked action RPG sequel for modern platforms, now officially available for PC (via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
After remaining exclusive to the original Xbox and PS2 since 2004, the new and improved Dark Alliance II acts as more of a re-release rather than a full-fledged remake, featuring little in the way of additional content. That being said, the 18-year-old game indeed comes with a “remastered” presentation, including upgraded resolutions as well as confirmed support for Steam Deck and Remote Play functionality. One aspect that isn’t enhanced is online multiplayer, with players only able to pair up locally via couch split-screen.
Imagined as an action RPG inspired by BioWare’s classic original RPG, Dark Alliance II is premised as picking up right after the events of the first game, though, from the perspective of a new band of fantasy-classed heroes. With this in mind, the release of the sequel is sure to be a great get for fans, especially as the original DA game was also recently ported to consoles and PC, albeit a few months later. This time around, Interplay looks to have properly brought all versions on day one.
What do you think? Are you excited about the long-awaited re-release of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II, or are you not happy about the lack of functional online multiplayer? Are you like me and hoping a Champions of Norrath re-issue is coming next? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.