Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear is a brand new expansion

Its not often that you see a game remain in the public's eye after nearly two decades since its original release, but Baldur's Gate (and its sequel) have managed to do just that through a combination of timeless characters and some intriguing storytelling.

If you ever wanted to get back together with Minsc, Boo, and the rest of the crew, you will be delighted to know that Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition's brand new expansion, Siege of Dragonspear, has released a few short days ago to some rather positive initial reviews. Here's the launch trailer and a short overview of what to expect:

 

"Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur's Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur's Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle..."

Baldur's Gate Siege of Dragonspear looks a fair bit better than the original

As far as gameplay is concerned, you will be able to adventure with the old Baldur's Gate crew, and a cast of four new additions, through a ~25 hour long campaign that will force you to make some difficult decisions as you wander the land seeking the truth and delivering righteous butt-whopping along the way.

There are ~100 new items to toy around with (almost double the number of all other enhanced editions combined), a new Spirit Shaman class, and two special difficulty settings, one that's going to make you suffer offer a challenge to even the most worthy of veterans, and one that trivializes combat and allows you to focus on what really matters, pestering everyone you see with endless questions.

You can grab Siege of Dragonspear on either Steam or GOG for $20/€20 (with a €2 discount on GOG), and if you don't own Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition (which is a prerequisite) you can grab it for 75% off which brings down the price to $5/€5.

Baldur's Gate Siege of Dragonspear brings back all of the old crew

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