A few Dungeons & Dragons classics are coming to consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, in bundles later this year. Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale, and Baldur's Gate and its sequel are coming in September, while Neverwinter Nights will hit in December.
Publisher Skybound Games is packaging the games, alongside all their expansion content and additional restored material, in pairs, with the exception of Neverwinter Nights. Baldur's Gate will also feature new content from developer Beamdog, meant to bridge it with its sequel, Baldur's Gate 2.
The Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale combo and the Baldur's Gate pack arrive September 27, while Neverwinter Nights is all alone on December 6. There will also be physical versions of the three package deals available, if you're looking for some nostalgia to adorn your shelf.
We've known these were coming for a few months, but the timing of this release date announcement is impeccable. Considering Baldur's Gate hype is at a fever pitch thanks to Larian's subtle tease of a new entry in the series, these bundles seem like a good way for newcomers to see what the hype is all about. The prospect of Switch is certainly appealing too.
If you are, like me, a millennial who missed the boat on these D&D adventures, you'll get the chance to do your due diligence later this year. In the meantime, check out our 2017 feature on Black Isle Studios, the team that created or influenced so much of the work in this genre.