The release date of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance from Black Isle and subsequent fan reactions show that there are still games to look forward to, even though they are 20 years old.
For a game released in 2001, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance by Black Isle Studios caused a sensation 20 years later.
Originally released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube, it was the first game in the Baldur’s Gate series released on consoles as opposed to PCs and Macs. Although CD Projekt was developing a version for Microsoft Windows, it was eventually canceled. Later, a version of the game was also developed for the Nintendo Switch.
The game is based on the rules of third generation Dungeon & Dragons and is set as part of the Forgotten Realms campaign. As a real-time hack and slash game with a 3D perspective, the game has been well received on all four platforms, even going so far as to receive the Academy of Interactive role-playing game of the year award. Arts & Sciences. .
Lately, fans of not only the game, but hack-and-slash games from the early 2000s in general have been waiting for the opportunity to play this nostalgic-filled game again, on more modern equipment.
Although the game is expected on the Nintendo e-Shop, the wait has gone on longer than even the most pessimistic fans expected, without knowing the reason for the delay.
In a tweet made on their Twitter account, Black Isle Studios confirmed that the game’s availability on the Nintendo online store has been delayed due to the Switch release as the main reason.
Further tweets, made on May 18, 2021, confirmed that the final release date of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance on the Nintendo online store will be May 20, 2021.
Even though several sequels of the game have been released in the meantime, as well as the remastered version of said games, with fans rejoicing at the news of this game’s release, it seems pretty obvious that some games are meant to be played, not beaten. .