The original "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" was widely regarded as role-playing and a hack and slash action classic for PlayStation 2, and the original XBox is getting a modern 4K re-released.

The video game's comeback was outed by new listings on the PlayStation Store and officially revealed in a new YouTube trailer released on May 6.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Launch on Other Consoles

According to the trailer, "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" is bound for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. It is set for release on May 7.

The re-release of "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" will include updated high-resolution graphics but retain the presentation of the original, according to IGN.

"Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" was beloved as a two-player cooperative action role-playing game in the vein of Blizzard's Diablo games, according to Polygon.

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The game spawned a direct sequel, and its engine was employed for "Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest," a similar hack and slash game based on the EverQuest MMO, according to Pure Xbox.

"Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance," developed by Tuque Games, will carry on the series. However, the new "Dark Alliance" shifts the game perspective to behind-the-back third-person that plays a bit like the "Gears of War" series. "Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance" is expected to launch this summer.

What is the "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" About?

"Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" is a 2001 action role-playing/ hack and slash video game that Snowblind Studios developed for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It was ported to GameCube by High Voltage Software and to the Game Boy Advance by Magic Pockets.

The game was published for PlayStation, Xbox, and GameCube by Black Isle Studios, a division of Interplay Entertainment, and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games.

DSI Games published the Game Boy Advance version. CD Projekt was developing a version for Microsoft Windows, but it was canceled.

The game is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of "Dungeons & Dragons," and the gameplay is based on the rules of "Dungeons & Dragons" 3rd Edition, which were released in 2000.

It is the first video game to implement the real-time application of the new rules. It is also the first game in the "Baldur's Gate" series released on consoles as opposed to a PC and/or Mac.

The console version of "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" is a real-time hack and slash/action role-playing game presented in a 3D perspective, with a rotatable isometric three-quarter top-down view.

At the start of the game, the character stats are preset, with the player can choose from three race or class combinations; a dwarven fighter called Kromlech, a human archer, called Vahn, or an elven sorceress called Adrianna.

The player can customize their character's stats by gaining experience points from defeating enemies.

Every time the character increases in level, points are awarded corresponding to that level. If a character increases to level 12, the player will gain 12 experience points to spend on the character's spells and feats.

For every four levels that the character increases, the player is given one ability to spend on one of the six core attributes: strength, wisdom, intelligence, constitution, dexterity, and charisma.

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