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In what surely will be a night to remember for iOS game releases, particularly if Final Fantasy VI also hits, Baldur's Gate II just hit the Australian App Store. It's $15.99 in Australian Dollars which I believe is the $14.99 price tier on the US App Store.

It seems like the game comes absolutely packed with content. It includes the original Shadows of Amn campaign along with Throne of Bhaal, Fist of the Fallen, Unbound, A Shadow's Life, In Defense of the Wild, The Black Pits II, and Gallery of Heroes II campaigns. Additionally "Easy Multiplayer" should make it easy to find other people to play with, even behind firewalls. The art has been remastered, the gameplay has been improved, and barring any weird technical issues this seriously sounds like a game you need on your iPad.

It should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight on the App Store if this is a normal release. In the meantime, we've got a thread in our forums.

International App Store Link: Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, $14.99

Update: Holy cow, that was fast, it's out in the US App Store too. Go go go!

  • Kugiro

    WOOT!

  • Ramaz1234

    Wish it came out for itouch devices as well ;/

    • themostunclean

      Too small of a screen for that much UI.

  • Psac42

    Yes, please, thank you.

  • tonyctitan

    Bought immediately

    • somedumbgamer

      Instantly bought

      • nonen

        Purchased posthaste

  • araczynski

    I don't get the fascination with replaying games, especially ones from a dozen years ago

    • js

      Uhh have you spent anytime with this game? It is amazing.

    • Womble

      Well if you don't like this one then RPGs are obviously not for you, since it's arguably the best crpg ever made.

      • Bruciato

        I'd say it's a tie with Planescape:Torment

    • eugenemcardle

      Stick with Jewel Quest or some such. This must be the best video game EVER! In my humble opinion of course, but I bet it's a majority opinion.

    • Arcite

      That comment failed its dice roll. Cursed item, INT - 10. Get thee to a temple of Tymora!

  • js

    The best CRPG ever. There is about 120 hours in this game folks. It is deep. Get it!

    • Arcite

      I've been playing Baldur's Gate on/off for over 10 years. Tis' madness I tell you!

  • FledgeFish

    I want it so bad but the price is to steep for me right now...

    • Lunatic

      Man, $15 sure is rough. That's, like, dinner at a restaurant. Two and a half Burritos from Chipotle. Two hours worth of work at minimum wage.

      • Rivalsan

        Or you can think about it as paying $15 for thousands of hours of work from one the best RPG development teams that ever existed.

      • pinpoint007

        The value of a dollar is relative. It's not worth $15 to him. It is for you. So what...

      • Lunatic

        He said he "wants it so bad". I don't think I could name something that I "want so bad" and wouldn't be willing to spend $15 on.

  • Bool Zero

    And the Internet exhaled a long held breath of stress, frustration and jubilation all at once!

    And without further ado; go for the eyes Boo! GO FOR THE EYES!!!
    SQUEEKSQUEEK!

  • klingon666

    What about the one I have already

  • Louis Ace

    Google Play?

  • anabolicMike

    I hate these guys. Hate them. I don't have an iPad. An iphone and an android tablet. Where's me baldur? You bastards

    • jamesgecko

      They ran into several unexpected technical issues with the Android port; they has to completely rewrite the way the game loads content, for example.

      Last I heard, they had a handful of device-specific bugs left before it could be released.

    • apolloa

      I wouldn't worry, from what I've read they have already been talking about the NEXT Baldurs Gate game, even though this one has only just come out and is still not out on Android. These guys are not speedy devs, still at least they have launched the game on one platform.

    • somedumbgamer

      Beamdog is great! You are not. The text in the BG games would be too small on a phone.

  • Xandrak

    Can you play this offline? I see that it has an online component but hopefully you don't always need to be connected.

  • kowwok

    Going to get this; however, I have an iPad 2. Think performance will be an issue?

    • jamessh1

      Shouldn't tax the ipad2 any worse than the first one. D/L it while it's hot! :)

  • Zenfar

    Happy Dance with Boo!!!