Still hacking and slashing after all these years.
Update 5/21/21: And it’s finally here. After a two week delay, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is now available in the Nintendo eShop.
We are here! We have arrived on the Nintendo eShop!
You all have been so patient waiting for this and we thank everyone who hung in there with us!
— Black Isle Studios (@BlackIsleStudio) May 20, 2021
Update 5/7/21: Seems we won’t be getting Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance today after all, per a tweet from Black Isle Studios.
Due to an unforeseen issue on the Nintendo Switch store, we’re going to have to delay the launch for a few days to fix it.
We’re incredibly sorry about this and we’re working hard to remedy this as quickly as possible.
Thanks for your patience! pic.twitter.com/qw3h8hey1L
— Black Isle Studios (@BlackIsleStudio) May 7, 2021
Hopefully the day doesn’t extend much past the weekend. We’ll keep an eye on things and let you know when the game hits the eShop.
Original Story: Now it can be told.
We were supposed to hold this announcement until tomorrow, but it’s such a cool release that many sites apparently couldn’t hold their britches and broke the embargo. We will, too, since we’ve now been told it’s okay.
Nintendo fans may recall the classic D&D action role-playing game, Baldur’s Date: Dark Alliance, originally released for the GameCube and GameBoy Advance. It’s now coming to Nintendo Switch, and it’s doing so tomorrow, May 7th.
The announcement comes from Interplay Entertainment (IPLY) and Wizards of the Coast, and was officially broken by IGN. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance drops players into the heart of Faerûn for the expected looting and leveling. Players will need to actively defend against and dodge attacks, evade deadly traps and fight hordes of monsters. They’ll do so while in the control of three customizable heroes who will adventure through dozens of locations across three massive acts.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance will feature:
- 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 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.
- Full voice-acting by an all-star cast.
- Local co-op support.
This release precedes Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance coming in June, but it looks like that game won’t be arriving on the Nintendo Switch.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance for Nintendo Switch will be available May 7th for $29.99.