Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming soon -- like, November 28th soon across iPad, PC, and Mac. In celebration of the impending release, publisher Overhaul Games has put together a new trailer for Enhanced Edition that shows off its combat mechanics. We're guessing more than a few of you are going to be pleased with it.

In case you haven't been following along at home, Enhanced Edition is a "revival" of the classic point-and-click action game that includes new visuals, new allies and new quests. From what we've seen, mechanically it's this is the same game you may have played hundreds of years ago, except updated with a few new smart features and toys.

This version also includes an arena challenges and cross-platform multiplayer.

We've had our hands-on with earlier versions of the game and came away super impressed with how well it translates to iPad. We're excited to give it another go in the next few days, as we imagine you are, too.

UPDATE: Well, well, there's a chance the iPad version won't be out on the same day as the PC version, November 28th. We'll keep in touch.

  • araczynski

    was excited, but i guess after all these years of playing elder scrolls games, this doesn't have the 'wow' factor that it did back in the day :(

    • Bytebrain

      I don't know about that...
      Skyrim was beautiful, but halfway through my character was so powerful I could kill dragons in one or two hits.. No challenge.

      No consequences with the few choices you had, and the role play part was very shallow, so I'm looking forward to a real RPG, and a challenging all the way through too...

      It really is a shame if games are only impressing with graphics.
      Gameplay should come first

      That being said, the backgrounds in BG is still very beautiful now, even after 14 years.

      • araczynski

        Its not about the graphics, i'd be more than happy to play a reboot of arena or daggerfall on my ipad :) I guess I prefer the more open-world games, where i don't feel like i'm being led through a corridor all the time.

      • riggysmalls

        Really? I felt like BG and BG2 were pretty open. Free to ignore or complete party members side quests. Free to choose your party members. Consequences hours later for actions you made previously. I'm so glad that we will have a classic rpg from the golden era.

      • araczynski

        There were options, i'm not saying there weren't, but when it came down to it, you were more or less always in a fixed map/location only able to go wherever the art led you to. Don't get me wrong, they did a great job of distracting you from the fact by making it a rich experience, but at the end of the day, you were still being shuffled from one corridor to another. Granted, I'd take their interpretation of that mechanic over most of the drivel that's passed off as a 'game' these days.

      • jedolley

        The problem with open world games like the recent Elder Scrolls games is that the story suffers A LOT. Don't get me wrong, they have their place and Bethesda has done a lot of good things to make up for lack of a good story (visuals, game play, and even lore). The lore especially seems kind of wasted since the overall stories are so weak.

  • subshell001

    I'm just so happy I backed this on Kickstarter... oh wait, I forgot, they made this with their own money.

    • MidianGTX

      I wish there was any kind of meaningful point you could be trying to make with that comment.

    • Stikkle

      Hmmm, a remake of an old school RPG that didn't include a couple of middle aged programmers on a Kickstarter video, talking about the enduring superiority of their 90's classic. It's a novel approach, but I hope it works.

  • Bytebrain

    This is the game that'll save me a lot of money.
    Simply because while I play this huge, exciting and fantastic game on my iPad, I wont feel tempted to buy any other releases... :)

  • brando

    I could have sworn the IPad version was going to be delayed to iron out any kinks. If this article is true than I am really pumped. I am looking forward to a really engrossing RPG to play on my IPad.

  • ImJPaul

    Dude! That's like 2 days away!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    • ducksFANjason

      AAAAAHHHHH!!!!

      • qpcloudy

        AAAAAHHHhHhHhhahahahhaaaaaahHhaAA!!,!1!!1,

  • brando

    $20 bucks - can anyone verify that price?

    • araczynski

      I thought they said a while ago they'd be stupid to charge anything more than $10 for it.

      • brando

        That would be great, although I know the 20 dollars would be well spent for such a lengthy game.

    • famousringo

      Price is confirmed to be $10 on iPad. Comes with all the bug fixes, touch-optimized UI, Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, and an all-new adventure and companion. Additional companions, character portraits and voices can be had for $10 of IAPs to bring you up to parity in price and content with the Win/Mac version.

  • Outrager

    Did you get a chance to try it with an iPad Mini?

  • pheh

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

  • Raiel

    I'm going to skip work, and spend the whole day with this and some brandy spiked coffee fueled flashbacks.

    Joy.

  • jindofox

    I was looking forward to this ...but yeesh, those voices make Gameloft's stuff sound good. Perhaps I will play with that feature turned off.

  • Gamer_Kev

    Looking forward to how this one comes out. I consider the Baldur's Gate games among the best CRPGs of all time, along with the Fallout 1& 2, Morrowind, Ultima 7 and Wasteland. I currently keep both of the originals on my Netbook and even have a game currently going in the second game. I'm hoping that I can play this remake on my older iPad, but if not, at least I can grab the PC version.

  • Decaf Table

    Compared with today's RPG's, this may not sell well...

    • jonathanjk

      Really? They have already exceeded their pre sales expectations from the PC market alone.

    • CriticalThinking77

      This is not "today's RPG".
      This is the OG RPG that still has legions of fans.
      You sir will be very wrong indeed.

    • Bytebrain

      I think the opposite.
      Today's RPG's in general just don't compare with this game.
      Most have been dumbed down considerable in comparison.

    • jedolley

      Let me guess, you weren't even a twinkle in your mother's eye when the original BG came out?

  • Nicholas Yu

    I can already tell that this is going to cause an argument with my wife because I am a total completionist and will be glued to my iPad for the next couple of weeks.

  • daproject02

    Im 35 years old and i grow up playing pen & paper rpg mostly d&d. I played aswell baldur's, neverwinter etc on pc. Since then i tryed all the different rpg for pc and console and i never felt 100 % happy about them. I think this BG i going to be great. I really need to be able to play in an open world, with a great story and be able to choose my party members and play with a full party of adventurers. I think this is what i miss the most. Dont care how much $$$$$ i have to pay. I will get it.

  • visualplayer

    Any news on this game Toucharcade? Will it be released today?

    • brando

      Sorry dude, the "IOS version build was not approved" due to a game breaking bug (shaking head in anger). I was worried this was going to happen. This was said on Twitter by Creative director Trent Oster that they will wait until next week (hopefully) to get approval. I am so bummed.