Backflip's new game isn't the only Dungeons & Dragons-related news coming out over the weekend, as Beamdog has announced they're working on an enhanced remake of Icewind Dale for Mac, PC, iOS and Android. Icewind Dale was originally released on PC back in 2000, and takes place in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign setting. According to the official site, Beamdog's Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will include "…new kits and character classes, dozens of new items and spells, and restored quest material cut from the original game." In addition to brand new and previously unreleased content, the Enhanced Edition will also include both the Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster expansion packs.

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As if that wasn't enough, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will also include cross-platform co-op multiplayer for up to 6 players, as well as a redesigned user interface with zooming, a Quickloot bar and "numerous other improvements." You may recall that Beamdog has experience in bringing old-school classics based on D&D to a modern audience with the excellent iPad ports of both Baldur's Gate [$9.99] and Baldur's Gate II [$14.99 (HD)], so I'm feeling very confident in their ability to do similar great things with Icewind Dale. According to the official site, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is already in beta and will release "when it's ready," which Beamdog estimates will be within a month or so.

  • diovivente

    That's so awesome!!

  • somedumbgamer

    Friggin saweeet!

  • icepulse

    I'm waiting for Temple Of Elemental Evil.

    • Edwin Ramirez

      I remember having my party of warriors, priest, monks and mages being defeated by a herd of sheep (4 sheep actually) after picking a fight with one in the town you start the game.
      Didn't want to continue playing after that....

      • visualplayer

        This says more about you than it does about the sheep, man. You know?

      • Edwin Ramirez

        Yeah, that I underestimated my enemy and was distracted by it's fluffiness.

  • PoloBaquerizoH

    Insta buy!

  • CooleTeeps

    Yes! Can't wait for this. So glad it's not only for iPad!

  • Maglor

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  • FrehleyzComet

    Awesome! I never played the game, but I've read Icewind Dale. It's a classic!

  • iRichie

    I was just on GoG today looking at this game...now I'm going to be able to play this on my iPad & iPhone Woot!!

  • Pivi

    Woah. My iPad will get so much gaming love with this and Legends of Grimlock.

    • icepulse

      Wonder when we'll see Grimrock.

  • BaltimoreDave

    Do any of those play on an iPhone?

    • Bruciato

      I think it's fairly impossible or you would anyway get crazy to tap things on a small screen

  • Bruciato

    Planescape Torment Pretty Please!

  • denisvjcr

    Inst Buy !

  • Nekku

    I wish I could be that excited as you guys are for this one but Beamdogs update record is just so awful.
    BGEE2 still has gamebreaking bugs which aren't fixed yet. Not one single update in months after release. It needs almost a year till these things get fixed. Why not make small single updates instead of one big update which takes forever?
    Some ppl can't play it any further because they are stuck for months now. *sigh*
    However, I hope this one gets more love. :/

    • visualplayer

      Egh. Haven't started BGII yet, thanks for warning.

  • visualplayer

    NO. STOP. NO MORE. WALLET CANNOT HANDLE IT.

    BUT WILL BE FORCED TO, MOST LIKELY. OMGZorz

  • Bool Zero

    And hopefully Icewind Dale 2 and The Temple of Elemental Evil please? So happy to hear this news! And now the wait begins for Icewind Dale EE release!...

  • dalglir

    Instabuy for me! Must have spent so much time playing IWD back in the day.

    Quick straw poll!

    THAC0: To hit armour class zero.

    Pronounced 'Thay-co' or 'Thacko'?

  • cornytheman

    yes i fucking love these old games been remodeled becus they rock and todays games are made of these games .. who wouldt like too see c&c hd out! i mean REDALERTT!!! XD

  • cornytheman

    if you're dying endlessly then you are doing somethign simply worng

    • twilightsuspension

      The game is too hard. I know that the insane difficulty makes certain players feel 'hardcore' or some such rubbish, but I simply don't have time to give a damn. I am doubtlessly doing something wrong. I'm probably ignoring any one of the five million rules that dictate whether or not when I hit something it dies, but I don't have time to study those rules like a college reading. Just let me kill stuff and be done with it. Let people who want to enjoy the story enjoy the story, and let those who want a challenge have their challenge.