Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Re-Issued for New Consoles

Interplay and Wizards of the Coast have announced that the PS2/original-Xbox-era action-RPG classic Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is being re-released for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on May 7, 2021 – meaning tomorrow. It will be available on digital storefronts only for $29.99. Check out the announcement/launch trailer above.

This is a re-release and not a remaster or remake, so outside of 4K support for Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and their backwards compatibility versions on Xbox Series X and PS5, there aren’t a lot of new features. Two-player local cooperative play returns, of course. PC and mobile versions will be released later this year.

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance was originally released on December 2, 2001, for PS2 and Xbox. It was later ported to GameCube as well. IGN loved it at the time, giving it a 9.4 out of 10 in our review. The developer of Dark Alliance, Snowblind, went on to make an excellent Dark Alliance sequel as well as a fantastic PS2-exclusive EverQuest spinoff in the same vein called Champions of Norrath.

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Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.

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