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Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

An official expansion for the Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition from 2012. It was developed by Overhaul Games and serves as a story bridge between the first and the second installment in the Baldur’s Gate series.

This is Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition expansion pack.

RPG | fantasy | Isometric view | Dungeons & Dragons | cross-platform | co-op | classic RPG

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear cover

developer: Overhaul Games

publisher: Atari / Infogrames

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-6

game release date:

31Mar2016

PC

08Mar2018

AND

09Mar2018

iOS

15Oct2019

PS4 XONE Switch

Siege of Dragonspear is a large expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition – a 2012's remastered version of the cult isometric RPG released on PC. This title, originally known as Adventure Y, is a bridge between the first and the second installment in the Baldur’s Gate series, offering roughly 25 hours of gameplay. Just as the two enhanced editions, the expansion for PC, AND and iOS too was created by Overhaul Games, a division of Beamdog.

Story

The story in the expansion connects the storylines of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, although it faces us with a completely new threat. Killing Sarevok (the main antagonist from the first game) theoretically should have saved the world from the evil spawn of Bhaal. Alas, Siege of Dragonspear reveals that the victory celebration was premature, for an evil crusade is marching down from the north, led by a mysterious, charismatic female warrior called Shining Lady. The rumor has it she too, like the game’s protagonist, is a Bhaalspawn. The player has to set off on a quest to face her. This gives a start to another adventure, whose climax occurs in the eponymous stronghold of Dragonspear, where you eventually confront the enemy. The ruins of the stronghold stand over a portal to the Nine Hells that was once used to launch a demonic invasion on the Sword Coast.

Gameplay

Among the new features implemented in Siege of Dragonspear, the most essential, right after new quests and locations to explore, are four new companions who can join your party: Captain Schael Corwin (a human archer), Voghiln the Vast (a skald from the north), M’Khiin Grubdoubler (a goblin shaman), and Glint Gardnersonson (a gnome with combined abilities of a cleric and a rogue). The companions' descriptions reveal another novelty – playable shaman character class. Besides, there is no shortage of new items, spells, etc. We should also mention a new difficulty level – Story Mode – prepared for the players who simply want to enjoy the story without having to go through multiple fights.

Interestingly, it is possible to import a saved game from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition to continue playing with your character from the base game. What is more, after completing Siege of Dragonspear you can transfer the accomplishments of your heroes into a new adventure in Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition.

Game modes

Siege of Dragonspear offers the same play modes as the base game. Hence, you can complete the story campaign either solo or in a group of six cooperating players. Like before, the co-op mode is cross-platform, which means that PC players can play together with users of other gaming platforms.

Technology

Just as previous games in the series, PC, AND and iOS version of Siege of Dragonspear is based on the classic technology offered by the Infinity Engine. However, the developers refurbished the engine and introduced some changes in the user interface.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Minimum: Pentium 4 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 5900 or better, 2,17 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Game Guide
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Game Guide

game guide 16 May 2016

The Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear unofficial guide is, in general, a very detailed and richly illustrated walkthrough, in which all of the main, as well as side quests were thoroughly described.

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Review – The Return of the Aged King
Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Review – The Return of the Aged King

game review 15 April 2016 16:10

After more than a dozen years of waiting, we are given one more relevant chapter in the history of Bhaalspawn and Baldur’s Gate. Relevant, because Siege of Dragonspear turns out to be perfectly worthy of representing the iconic brand.

Baldurs Gate: Siege of Dragonspear - Adventure Y is an Expansion to the BG: Enhanced Edition.
Baldurs Gate: Siege of Dragonspear - Adventure Y is an Expansion to the BG: Enhanced Edition.

news 13 July 2015 14:50

Beamdog studios reveled its new RPG, formerly known as Adventure Y. It’s a big BG: Enhanced Edition expansion – Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear – offering around 25 hours of gameplay.

Baldur’s Gate – New Installment in the Series Will Be Officially Revealed July 9
Baldur’s Gate – New Installment in the Series Will Be Officially Revealed July 9

news 29 June 2015 12:54

A countdown clock has appeared on the website of studio Beamdog, indicating the time left to the official reveal of project Adventure Y, which is the new installment in the Baldur's Gate series, set between the first and second part of the cycle.

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear to come in early 2016
Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear to come in early 2016

news 16 December 2015 12:30

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear will be released in early 2016. This big, story-driven expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is now content complete and should arrive soon.

Ex-BioWare writer joins Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition developer
Ex-BioWare writer joins Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition developer

news 11 February 2016 10:19

Developers of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its upcoming expansion happily greeted ex-BioWare David Gaider as their new creative director. The writer behind Dragon Age series will guide the studio in their new projects.

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear to be released this month
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear to be released this month

news 04 March 2016 11:06

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear’s release date was revealed to be March 31, 2016. Beamdog has also opened pre-orders for the expansion’s rich Collector’s Edition.

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear intro revealed
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear intro revealed

news 21 March 2016 14:17

The opening cut-scene from Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear surfaced online on Gamespot. The video also includes actual gameplay, concluded with a large battle.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition gets 2.0 update along with the Siege of Dragonspear expansion
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition gets 2.0 update along with the Siege of Dragonspear expansion

news 01 April 2016 18:10

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has just got a huge update that comes with the Siege of Dragonspear expansion pack. Patch 2.0 adds a new character class, balance tweaks, UI overhaul, modding features and more.

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