Fans of computer role playing games had looked forward to Overhaul Games’ resurrection of the legendary classic Baldur’s Gate, which was expected to happen sometime this month. Word has emerged that Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition won’t ship until November.
Trent Oster, president of Overhaul, posted a message to the game’s Web site forum to note that the release date has been pushed back to November “to ensure that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is the best possible product on launch.”
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition reprises the original game – developed by Bioware (Overhaul includes members of the original development team) along with new characters, areas to explore and story. It’ll be available on OS X, iPad and other platforms.
The original game was a landmark CRPG, following a modified version of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. It spawned sequels and propelled Bioware to become one of the top adventure game developers around. It was published in 1998 for Windows by Interplay, and MacPlay brought forth a Mac edition later.