114051 largerLegendary role-playing game Baldur's Gate has arrived for iPad tonight. It's a port of the beloved 1998 game by BioWare, but updated and enhanced with touchscreen controls and extra content like in-app purchases.

Sister-site TouchArcade notes that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition requires iOS 6 to play, which rules out the original iPad as a compatible device.

This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer role-playing games ever since.

Now, upgraded and enhanced, it comes to your iPad.

* 80 hours of Epic RPG adventure
* Over 40 classes and kits
* Over 100 spells
* over 150 magical items
* New adventure: The Black Pits, a thrilling combat adventure
* New character: Rasaad yn Bashir, a Calishite Monk searching for answers.
* New character: Dorn Il-Khan, a half-orc blackguard with a history of violence.
* New character: Neera the Wild Mage, a half-elf on a quest to control her powerful magic.


Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad is available in the App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

SteveJobs2.0 Avatar
147 months ago
iPad 1/ iOS 5 support is coming. They just have some memory issues they need to work out first.

Son, iPad 1 is so slow it will end up being a turn based game if it ever comes out on it.
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flux73 Avatar
147 months ago
Now if only someone would port Heroes of Might and Magic.
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SeattleMoose Avatar
147 months ago
As an old guy I don't play video games. But I can state with extreme certainty that I am "more Baldur" than you. ;)
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Cougarcat Avatar
147 months ago
iPad 1/ iOS 5 support is coming. They just have some memory issues they need to work out first.
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arcite Avatar
147 months ago
The thing is, the source art for the game was lost a decade ago, so it limits how much up-scaling can do. I like the zoom feature though, it has its uses. Playing on iPad 3, I can say that the Retina does show pixels when you are zoomed all the way in, but otherwise the game looks beautiful, a work of art.

BG has never played this good. There is zero wait for transitions, a big plus.
Game play is great too with the touch interface, sure there are a few bugs that need to be worked out with forthcoming patches (particularly fixing a monster spawn bug). Word is that the first iPad patch is already in the oven, waiting for App store approval.

However, the game is pretty good as it is, a masterpiece of D&D RPG excellence. The art, sound, music, characters, story, side-quests are all completely EPIC.

The team who did this port is already working on BGII/TOB, with potential for more infinity games if they do well enough!

RPG NIRVANA! :o
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Mackan Avatar
147 months ago
Anyone know when the one for Mac is supposed to release in the Mac App store?? Thanks!

When they have milked enough for iOS, it comes to Mac.
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