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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance re-release is out now with Linux support

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Only a day after we mentioned that Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance would be getting a new PC release and it's here already, along with Linux support! Your chance to relive another classic thanks to Interplay Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast.

"This revival of the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance puts the ‘action’ back into the action-RPG genre, plunging players into the heart of Faerûn. As well as looting and leveling, players must actively defend against and dodge attacks, evade deadly traps, and fight hordes of monsters ranging from swarming kobolds to the iconic and all-consuming Gelatinous Cube.

Featuring three customizable heroes, this epic adventure spans dozens of locations across three massive acts, through the dungeons beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the peak of Burning Eye mountain, deep into the Underdark and beyond."

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Feature Highlight:

  • A re-release of the beloved console classic
  • Three race and class combinations. Play as a dwarven fighter (Kromlech), a human archer (Vahn) or an elven sorceress (Adrianna).
  • 11 vividly rendered spells, including Magic Missile, Otuluk’s Icy Sphere, and Mordenkainen’s Sword.
  • More than 40 different types of monsters and boss villains.
  • Over 25 active and passive skills to buff your adventurer’s ability to deal and take damage.
  • Varied environments, from the sewers beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the Sunset Mountains, to the Marshes of Chelimber.
  • Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; "Easy", "Normal", "Hard" and "Extreme".
  • Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast.
  • Local co-op support!

The press release mentioned that the Steam version has been tested working nicely with Remote Play Together too, so you can team up with a friend anywhere.

Available on and Steam with day-1 Linux support.

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hummer010 Dec 17, 2021
Ooof - $33.99CDN! I like anything "Baldur's Gate", but I'm going to have to wait for a sale on this one. It's still a 20 year old game...
akselmo Dec 17, 2021
I guess I know what I'm playing this holiday.. :D A bit pricey for sure, but honestly I don't mind supporting Linux native titles at all.
Hamish Dec 17, 2021
Yeah, it is definitely not the best price point considering the Baldur's Gate games from Beamdog are 70%-80% off right now.

Happy to have it in my Wishlist though.

Last edited by Hamish on 17 December 2021 at 7:30 pm UTC
Salvatos Dec 17, 2021
They couldn’t even spell Otiluke right...
Faalagorn Dec 17, 2021
I guess it's a custom engine with OpenGL on all platforms?

Also nice to see it on PC and Linux natively! Originally it was CD Projekt that was responsible for making Windows port, but it never came to light.
damarrin Dec 19, 2021
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That is very pricey! I will stick on my wish list, native Linux has value.
micke1m Dec 20, 2021
Nice with a PC version and even Linux support, but bummer there are no achievements in the Steam version.

Last edited by micke1m on 20 December 2021 at 12:23 pm UTC
tdkuhl Dec 20, 2021
Nice to see this game out there again. The price made my go play my PS2 version on PC. It is fun to play this game again. Probably going to have to play the sequel and Champions of Norrath games next.

Edited for spelling

Last edited by tdkuhl on 20 December 2021 at 3:04 pm UTC
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