Well, it may be past the officially announced February 22 date, but Canadian game developer Beamdog just sent us an email announcing the availability of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition for OS X. You can buy it now via the Beamdog site, or wait for the Mac App Store version, which the devs promise is coming soon.
Originally, Baldur’s Gate came out in 1998 and included over fifty hours of gameplay, showcasing developer Bioware’s signature gameplay and storytelling mechanics and becoming a well-regarded Dungeons & Dragons video game for the time. The current Enhanced Edition has a new quest to play through, three new non-player characters (NPCs) to get to know, and it supports the higher resolution Mac displays we use these days.
While the iPad version suffered from some control issues, the Mac version should be easier to deal with since, after all, the original game was made for keyboard and mouse, not the touchscreen. Of course, if you have friends who play the game on PC or iPad, you can play with them in cooperative multiplayer from this Mac version of the game.
You can grab the game now from Beamdog for $20, or wait for the Mac App store version to go love as soon as Apple approves it for what we assume will be the same price. If you haven’t played this classic in the RPG genre, this may be the perfect time to jump in.