After teasing everyone with a countdown, Beamdog announced their latest project, a new Baldur’s Gate Expansion. Billed as “a lost chapter in the Bhaalspawn Saga,” Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear tackles the question “What happened between Baldur’s Gate and the opening of Baldur’s Gate II?” Just how restless are the Bhaalspawn? The player character is confronted with new problems as a new power emerges: the “Shining Lady,” who leads her army from the north. Is she another Bhaalspawn? The child of another god? A mortal? Whose side will you choose? Who will you travel with?
The player will find many familiar companions as well as four new faces. These include three new romance options, although continuing romances from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition will also be an option.
Beamdog has a history of recreating old games in new ways, and with their cadre of storytellers, this expansion promises to be a fun twenty-five or so hours of gameplay. Even better, it will be twenty-five hours plus of Baldur’s Gate gameplay.
Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Features and Statistics
- Siege of Dragonspear is an expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition. You must own a copy of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition to play Siege of Dragonspear.
- Siege of Dragonspear offers over 25 hours of gameplay.
- Siege of Dragonspear will be available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
- Siege of Dragonspear will support cross-platform multiplayer functionality.
- Over 100 new magic items—almost double the number of new items in all other enhanced editions combined
- Handpainted new zones, with a total area greater than Tales of the Sword Coast andThrone of Bhaal put together
- Four new player soundsets
- Four new joinable companions with three new romance options
- Continued romance options from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
- First new player class in 15 years: the ghost-calling shaman
- Updated user interface and improved Infinity Engine features
- New magic items, armor, and weapons
- New quests and a compelling new storyline
- A new player class: the spirit-calling shaman
- Original soundtrack by Mass Effect composer Sam Hulick
- Story mode difficulty setting for an immersive experience
- Legacy of Bhaal difficulty setting for a challenging tactical experience