Baldur’s Gate released for iPad

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition, a new version of the classic computer role playing (CRPG) game originally developed by BioWare, has been released for the iPad. The game will cost you $9.99 and is available for immediate download from the App Store.

Overhaul Games, comprising several of the game’s original developers, has recreated Baldur’s Gate in a new “Enhanced Edition” featuring new characters, new adventures, new content and more. The company originally planned to release the game over the summer but used some additional time to tweak and improve the gameplay experience.

The game includes the original Baldur’s Gate along with the Tales From the Sword Coast expansion pack, a new adventure called The Black Pits and a new playable monk character called Rasaad yn Bashir. Other content, including additional player characters, is available through in-app purchases.

Baldur’s Gate is a CRPG designed to conform to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition play rules, set in the Forgotten Realms world used in D&D tabletop games. The game was a huge hit for BioWare, which went on to create sequels, and later made the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series.

The game was released at the end of November for PC. It’s also coming to Mac and Android.

Here’s the trailer, to give you a taste of the gameplay: