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Classic RPGs ‘Baldur’s Gate I & II,’ ‘Planescape: Torment’ & ‘Icewind Dale’ Out Now on Consoles

Skybound Games and Beamdog have announced that enhanced editions of several classic Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing videogames – including Baldur’s Gate, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, Baldur’s Gate IIPlanescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale – are now available on modern consoles for the very first time. Available globally, these boxed versions can be purchased at major retailers for $49.99 each on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch:

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.

Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition: Two must-play games and all their DLC in one package – the chilling Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, plus its expansions, and the enhanced edition of 1999’s RPG of the Year, Planescape: Torment.

These titles are also now available for digital download on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Xbox One Store, and Nintendo eShop.  

Tailored for a natural gameplay experience on consoles, these enhanced editions give longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to play these critically acclaimed adventures from a golden age of RPGs in a whole new way. Beamdog has upgraded each title with support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for console controllers, new content, new characters and classes, expanded character creation options, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more.

Skybound Games and Beamdog will also release fellow all-time classic RPG Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on consoles on Dec. 3, 2019. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is available to pre-order now at major retailers and the Skybound Shop.

The Walking Dead: All Out War Comes to Tabletop Miniatures

TWD-zombies02-urban-cropped05-600x352The announcement was teased earlier this week, but Mantic Games has announced they’ll be bringing the entertainment juggernaut that is The Walking Dead to tabletops in the form of a miniature game. The company announced on their blog yesterday that they have obtained the license.

The license gives the company the ability to mine the comic book series for material for the game, the television series would be different.

From the blog post:

The Walking Dead: All Out War will be set in the engaging and immersive post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead comic series. Having the comic license gives us far more freedom to reproduce from all the rich and evocative artwork, and over 149 issues of the comics. This offered the biggest choice of factions and characters – in fact the widest scope possible to explore the setting and heroes. Finally the comic license also gives us direct access to the Skybound team, and insight into the world by the people who actually created it! We will bring the pages to life with fantastic models that will cry out to be painted, slick game play and it’ll all be part of an awesomely fun gaming experience.

Mantic’s goal was to find a property that people were passionate about and you didn’t need a ton of models to get folks interested in the painting/modeling aspect too. That led the company to The Walking Dead.

What stands out to me is the choice of title for the game. All Out War refers to a specific storyline that featured Rick’s group pitted against various other factions, more the living fighting the living than any versus the undead.

Some rumors of gameplay have leaked out on forums including the concept would have zombies being more of a random factor than what one side is playing, as well as ammo being limited, both sound very interesting.

The Walking Dead: All Out War will be coming to tabletops some time in 2016.

Skybound’s Superfight Comes to Loot Crate

Loot Crate and Skybound aren’t strangers. The comic company’s The Walking Dead had a special variant previously in a release from the delivery service. In this month’s box, Skybound’s game Superfight will see an exclusive deck released.

Honest Abe Lincoln with a Jetpack and Kitten Cannon vs. a Giant Octopus! It’s the former President’s birthday & he’s here to protect us from the wrath of a freakish cephalopod!

Superfight is party game of super powers and super problems. The game is all about arguing with your friends about ridiculous fights. The games uses similar mechanics to Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity and players use a hand of three white cards and three black cards, and choose one of each to beat the player next to them. Then they get a random black card before fighting. Players then argue their case for why they should win, and the table votes.

Loot Crate’s theme this month is “Play,” so not shocking to see a game like this included. Orders close for February’s Crate on February 19th, so don’t dilly dally.

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