Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been announced to much fanfare and it looks like it will be getting a Linux version. Well sort of, maybe, we aren't quite sure.
The problem is "Linux" has only been mentioned once that we can see, and that's on their Steam coming soon button. It's not mentioned in any other announcement or their FAQ, but this is still on their official site.
We have reached out to Trent Oster about IWD:EE for clarification:
No reply as of yet.
@TrentOster can you confirm IWD:EE will be on Linux? It mentions it on the steam image, but no where else? Bit confusing!— GamingOnLinux (@gamingonlinux) August 31, 2014
We always suggest holding off on buying anything until the Linux version is actually downloadable. We will update this article if we do get a reply, but if you see one elsewhere about it be sure to email us.
For someone like myself who always wanted to play the original and never got around to it this is exciting! I just wish they were more bloody clear about it.
About Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the region of icy tundra known as Icewind Dale. Journey deep into the Spine of the World mountains, a harsh and unforgiving territory settled by only the hardiest folk. Beneath the carven glaciers and mountainsides, you must confront an evil that schemes to wreak destruction upon the face of Faerûn. This is the world of Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.
Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is a Dungeons & Dragons game set in Wizards of The Coast's legendary Forgotten Realms. This Enhanced Edition allows players to experience the epic adventure on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and phones, and includes a host of new features.
So, with the Steam button saying Linux why are we so confused? They are the same developers behind Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition which was announced to be coming to Linux in December 2012, and it still hasn't managed to surface. We do have a rather unhelpful update below on that though:
@IGerth News is we plan on shipping Linux on steam as part of our upcoming Steamplay support.— Trent Oster (@TrentOster) August 31, 2014