'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Coming to iPad

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The popular 1998 role-playing game Baldur's Gate is seeing a PC remake called Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition by Overhaul Games.


    The company has since announced that the new version will also be available for iPad and be available in the summer of 2012.

    IGN has already had some hands on time with an early build.
    IGN reports that the new version of thegame will feature new content, more quests and a new party member. The early build of the iPad version runs smoothly though the interface has not yet been revamped to be more touch friendly. Those changes are still in the works, though pinch and zoom has already been implemented. The iPad version is expected to launch this summer.

    Article Link: 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Coming to iPad
  2. macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
  3. macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2007
    New York or Berlin
    Really exciting. Two years on, and there's still a distinct lack of big, deep RPGs for iPad, even though IMO it's an ideal platform for non-action-oriented RPGs. Avadon is the only one I'm aware of, and it's still small compared to even the first Baldur's Gate.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    This game was excellent!

    I hope that new games like this will be released for the iPad too. Turn-based RPG's should effectively avoid annoying interface problems since there's no "rush" anyway.
  5. macrumors 603

    Mar 20, 2007
    I wonder if Fallout would translate well (or even Syndicate Wars)...
  6. macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    OMG! I was wishing for this!! A dream come true for BG fans.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    I can't wait! I loved playing this game back in the day.

    By the way, did anyone else buy a $0.99 copy of Neverwinter Nights 2 from the Mac App Store? Not sure if it's still that cheap, but it was yesterday when I got my copy.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    Hot damn! I hope more PC big games are coming. Now we're reaping the fruits of Apple's decision to include a good GPU.
  9. macrumors 68030

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    The GPU in the iPad is more than sufficient to run these kinds of games.
  10. macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    I think there is a large untapped market for slower paced, deeper games on the ipad. Not everyone wants to play Angry Birds all the time.

    There are very large catalogs of adventure/rpg/strategy game that would work very nicely.

    The ipad also has a native aspect ratio that matches many older computer games.

    I hope that this is a success that compells other developers/publishers to rethink their old library of games that are currently doing nothing.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    This will be painful w/o mouse + KB.

    I still have no idea why Apple wont natively support mouse input, when every other OS does :(
  12. macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
  13. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Wirelessly posted

    THIS IS GREATEST NEWS IN 2012!!!!!!!!!!
  14. macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    I want to see Jagged Alliance ported to the iPad. Turn based strategy games like that would work perfect!
  15. macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
  16. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Wirelessly posted

    Pretty cool, but I'd rather see a Mac version. Hope they're considering it.
  17. macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Baldur's Gate? I don't think so. I think this will work well on the iPad. All fairly large touch targets, all drag and drop interface.

    The game has some good keyboard shortcuts that will be missed, but overall I think it's going to be a natural fit.
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2012
    Now this is the kind of news I want to wake up to EVERY day.

    A lot of thought will need to go into the controls but... could be awesome.
  19. macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    I agree. The iPad is the perfect platform for these kinds of RPGs, and there are hardly any. Now a game from 1998 will be the *best* one on the platform - that's a call to arms.
  20. G77
    macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2010
    Baldurs gate will be great on touch screen. Ideal candidate for touch interface.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    mm U.F.O enemy unknown on the ipad, yes please.
  22. macrumors 68040

    Jul 18, 2011
    I am already seeing the possibilities. Stuff like selecting spells to cast or directing your party members would be so intuitive on a touch interface. :)
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    This will definitely be an Insta-buy.

    The model worked fantastically with The Bard's Tale. If you like this type of game, go buy that immediately. It's universal for iPad and iPhone (much better looking on iPad though), and they also implemented iCloud so you can play between the two.

    The only native iOS game that's decent in this genre is Aralon: Sword and Scorcery, and that's a big of a buggy hot mess. Still worth buying as well, though.
  24. macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    I wonder if Homeworld is too complicated for touch.
  25. G77
    macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2010
    Also I would love original Fallout and Fallout 2 as iPad games. With retina graphics hmmm..... they can sell millions.

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