After fighting with the Apple approval process for the past week, Beamdog’s Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition ($1.99) has finally arrived in the iOS App Store. The enhanced re-release of the hit RPG released in 2000 was originally announced back in early September, and the plan was to release on both Android and iOS last week. The Android release did go as intended, but we learned last Friday that the iOS version was delayed due to being stuck in Apple’s approval process. Over the weekend Beamdog confirmed that the iOS version had actually been rejected, which we subsequently found out was due to “objectionable content" in one of the CGI cutscenes. However, Beamdog resubmitted the game this past Monday and to Apple’s credit they pushed through the approval in a remarkably quick fashion.
So, all’s well that ends well, I guess. Fans of the original Icewind Dale should find a lot to love in this new Enhanced Edition release, similar to what Beamdog’s brought to mobile with their enhanced re-releases of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II. Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition includes the full original Icewind Dale adventure as well as the Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster expansion packs. In addition, there are new features as well as content that was originally cut from the game on PC that has made its way into this edition. As always, for some discussion on Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, be sure to hit up our forums.