icewind dale

Beamdog Studios, who previously released an enhanced version of the classic PC Dungeons and Dragons RPGs Baldur's Gate for Android devices, is doing it again with another D&D-based game, Icewind Dale, which will be launched later in 2014.

Icewind Dale was first developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay in 2000, using the Forgotten Realms setting in the D&D universe. Beamdog Studios is going back and making a lot of improvements for the new version, along with adding new content, which is why their game is titled Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.

Here's a list of what's being added to the game:

  • Six expanded quests, featuring content cut from the original game
  • 60 new items
  • Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster expansions
  • 31 new class and kit combinations from Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, well as the half-orc playable race
  • 122 new spells carried over from Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
  • Cross-platform multiplayer for up to six players
  • A new "Story Mode" difficulty setting to allow players to experience all of the story with none of the Game Over screens

In addition the UI in the game has been improved with new Zoom capabilities and a Quickloot Bar. The game will be released for the PC, Mac, Linux and iOS platforms as well. The price for the PC version will be $19.99 but there's no word on what the price will be for the Android version.

Are you planning to play this improved version of Icewind Dale on your Android smartphone or tablet when it comes out?

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition coming to Android later in 2014

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I would love a MMORPG on Android. Have it on an Android TV device and you have it in your living room, phone, and tablet.

Mmorpg on Android? Have you tried 'Order and Chaos'?

It's got many of the same features wow has, such as guilds, pvp, pve, etc. I bought it for $1 but think it's free now.

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Tried playing Baldurs gate on android once and it was to much screen clicking to be enjoyable. Definitely better on pc

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Big day for D&D news, I'm a little apprehensive as to how well this will play. I was never a big fan anyway to be honest.

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Didn't it take them a year longer to to release BG:EE on Android after iOS? The whole time they kept promising that it was a few months away. They still haven't released BG2:EE on Android. Who knows if and when we'll see this game.

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I believe it took them year after ios to release BG1:EE on android and BG2:EE is still not available on our platform.

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I just hope they will not release bugs like they did with bg and bg2. First one error carried over from original game that made finishing the game impossible unless using cheat console, and every new quest they added to bg2 was a bug fest. If it wasn't for that both games would be awesome and absolutely payable on tablets, and probably bit cumbersome on phones.

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