Beamdog boss Trent Oster has revealed that the Enhanced Edition of Icewind Dale will be released on October 30th. Furthermore, Oster confirmed that the game will be available for sale on Beamdog’s own platform, as well as GOG and Steam, for PC and Linux.
Icewind Dale has been enhanced with new kits and character classes, dozens of new items and spells, and restored quest material cut from the original game. The redesigned user interface features Zoom capabilities and a Quickloot Bar, among numerous other improvements. Up to six players can simultaneously enjoy Icewind Dale with the new cross-platform multiplayer mode.
The game will require a one-time activation during installation, but after that you can play the game offline or even transfer it to another computer you own for easy back-up.
Here are the game’s key features:
-Six expanded quests, featuring content cut from the original game
-60 new items
-Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster expansions
-31 new class and kit combinations from Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, well as the half-orc playable race
-122 new spells carried over from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
-A new “Story Mode” difficulty setting to allow players to experience all of the story with none of the Game Over screens