The mysterious Baldur's Gate countdown has ended with the bang of servers exploding, but not before an email arrived announcing something called Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for release this summer.
The servers at BaldursGate.comare down, but I think I've got a pretty good idea of what the upcoming release entails. Officially licensed by Wizards of the Coast and built by Beamdog's Overhaul Games division, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition should be exactly what the name implies, an updated version of the original Baldur's Gate with enhanced graphics.
Last year Overhaul gave a similar treatment to MDK2, releasing MDK2 HD exclusively through its digital distribution platform.
According to Beamdog's Trent Oster, spreading information via Twitter while the fires are put out, the enhanced edition will include new content from some of the team members that worked on the original Baldur's Gate.
We'll have more info once the servers stop being such little crybabies.
Update: The server came up! Looks like there will be enhanced versions of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, including expansions, lovingly enhanced by a team that includes folks that worked on the original titles. Both games will use an udated version of the Infinity Engine with "a variety of modern improvements".
And that's all we have. Now we wait.