Planescape: Torment – Greatest PC RPG of All Time – Arrives on Console At Long Last!
Ok, the headline might undersell the fact that Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Icewind Dale are also releasing, but I have never played a roleplaying game (RPG) like Planescape: Torment. Great combat, stellar characters, and incredible writing combined to make this – at least for me – the pinnacle of the Western RPG.
Baldur’s Gate II was pretty awesome too though. Honestly you can’t go wrong with any of the games in either of the two-game bundles they’ve put together, and if you get all four you’ve got hundreds of hours of top-quality RPGs to play!
Not convinced that these are faithful recreations of this quad-pack of classic PC RPGs? Check out these screens from a couple of the games:
Neverwinter Nights will also be joining the party, but it won’t be releasing until December which should give you time to get through at least ONE of these classics before then!
Here’s the press release:
CLASSIC PC RPGS BALDUR’S GATE, BALDUR’S GATE II, PLANESCAPE: TORMENT AND ICEWIND DALE OUT NOW ON CONSOLES FOR FIRST TIME EVER!
Skybound Games and Beamdog Release Physical and Digital Enhanced Editions for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Oct. 15, 2019 (LOS ANGELES) – 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 II, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale – are now available on modern consoles for the very first time. Available today 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: www.skybound.com/neverwinter-