2004’s sequel to the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance — which saw a remastered release on Switch and other platforms back in May 2021 — is getting the same treatment; Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is penciled in for a “Summer 2022” release on Switch and other platforms.
Developer Black Isle Studios teased earlier this year that it was coming “sooner than you think”. For Nintendo-exclusive gamers who never had an Xbox or PS2, this will be the first opportunity to play the action-RPG sequel as it skipped Nintendo platforms originally — a disappointment to GameCube owners who enjoyed the original Dark Alliance.
The game features five playable characters and classes across four difficulty levels. ranging from Easy to extreme (our italics there, added for extreme emphasis).
Support for local co-op play is included, as you can see from this list of features from the official PR blurb:
Whether choosing the barbarian, monk, necromancer, rogue or cleric, players will have to actively fight through hordes of monsters ranging from Hobgoblins, Ghouls, Golems and dreaded Dragons while dodging attacks and evading deadly traps.
Hack your way or cast powerful spells through over 80 perilous levels
Hidden areas, secret characters, and hundreds of items to discover, customize, and use
Forge unique magical weapons and armor to maximize the damage you inflict in battle
Conquer hordes of beasts and armies of Hobgoblins, Ghouls, Golems and dreaded Dragons
Compelling single or two-player cooperative modes of play
Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; “Easy”, “Normal”, “Hard” and “Extreme”.
Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast and two secret characters; Drizzt Do’Urden and Artemis Entreri.
Verified Steamdeck certification.
Local co-op support!
Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast
No word on a precise release date just yet, but we’ll let you know when we can.
Do you have good memories of this one? Will you be playing for the first time this ‘summer’? Let us know below.