20 year-old action RPG Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance re-releases on console tomorrow

UPDATE: Delayed on Nintendo Switch.

UPDATE 8TH MAY 2021: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance's re-release on Nintendo Switch was delayed at the last minute.

"Due to an unforeseen issue on the Nintendo Switch store, we're going to have to delay the launch for a few days to fix it," Black Isle said.

"We're incredibly sorry about this and we're working hard to remedy this as quickly as possible.

"Thanks for your patience!"

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ORIGINAL STORY 6TH MAY 2021: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance re-releases on all consoles tomorrow - 20 years after it came out.

The action RPG launches on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on 7th May with up to 4K support. There's also support for local two-player co-op. It costs £29.99. The trailer is below:

This re-release is the work of Interplay Entertainment, which is still knocking about after all these years. But it's not the same company that developed the original Fallout games and published the original Baldur's Gate.

Interplay was founded in 1983 by Brian Fargo, who now runs Wasteland developer inXile Entertainment. Throughout the '80s and '90s Interplay enjoyed huge success off the back of the Fallout, Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate series. But the company went bankrupt in 2006 and sold off much of its intellectual property. French entrepreneur Hervé Caen, who alongside his brother Eric bought Interplay in 1999, remains CEO.

There's a lot going on in the world of Baldur's Gate right now. Last month, Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate 2 and Icewind Dale Enhanced Editions all got a significant update. Divinity Original Sin developer Larian is of course currently building Baldur's Gate 3, which looks promising indeed. And there's a brand new Dark Alliance game in the works at Tuque Games, due out 22nd June.

Interplay said a PC and mobile release of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is in the works for release later this year.

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