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Skybound and Beamdog bringing classic RPGs to consoles

Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and Planescape: Torment are among the games that are coming with Enhanced Editions.

  • Text: Sam Bishop

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Skybound Games and Beamdog have today revealed that they're entering a publishing partnership to bring classic role-playing games to consoles this year, including Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate ll, Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights.

Beamdog has already brought many a classic game to the PC, but when they go to consoles they'll come via Skybound as Enhanced Editions sold at retail and online via Skybound's website. If you're at PAX East between March 28 and 31 you can even see some of these on display.

"These games are iconic, including Baldur's Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games," said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. "We're excited to bring Beamdog's incredible slate to new platforms for both the dedicated fan and those who will soon discover these adventures for the first time. As longtime fans of Baldur's Gate and Dungeons & Dragons it's fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family."

"We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms," added Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. "Skybound's accomplishments are amazing and they have a demonstrated love and respect for creators. We're thrilled to find ourselves working with such a talented group."

More details are promised for the future, including platforms and box contents, but for now this is great news for fans of classic RPGs and for Skybound too. After all they're keeping busy with their work on the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, and have just revealed a boxed edition of the final season too, coming in March.

Which RPG out of these is your favourite?

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