Skybound Games and Beamdog Bringing Classic Baldur’s Gate Games to Consoles

Skybound Games is partnering with Beamdog to bring Beamdog’s remastered versions of classic RPGs like Bladur’s GateIcewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment to consoles sometime this year. Beamdog is known for bringing enhanced versions of the classic Dungeons & Dragons video games to PCs and have even racked up a few awards for their enhanced editions of Baldur’s GateNeverwinter Nights, and Planescape: Torment.

The partnership with Skybound will bring six of Beamdog’s enhanced games to console platforms for the first time ever. The games will be available at various retail locations or online through Skybound’s proprietary store.

The games getting console ports include:

  • Baldur’s Gate
  • Baldur’s Gate II
  • Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
  • Icewind Dale
  • Planescape: Torment
  • Neverwinter Nights

For those attending PAX East in Boston from March 28-31st, a selection of Beamdog’s games will be on display at the Skybound Games booth to help celebrate the first anniversary of Skybound Games as the video game publishing arm of Skybound Entertainment.

“These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “We’re excited to bring Beamdog’s incredible slate to new platforms for both the dedicated fan and those who will soon discover these adventures for the first time. As longtime fans of Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons, it’s fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family.”

“We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “Skybound’s accomplishments are amazing and they have a demonstrated love and respect for creators. We’re thrilled to find ourselves working with such a talented group.”

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