Fan favorite hack-and-slash Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is getting a 4K re-release

Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance Hero
Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance Hero (Image credit: Interplay)

What you need to know

  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is receiving a 4K re-release, dropping tomorrow, May 7.
  • The game features high-resolution graphics while maintaining the original game's presentation.
  • The game releases on all available consoles, with a PC and mobile release coming later this year.
  • The 4K re-release will cost $30.

Fans of hack-and-slash action RPGs are in for a treat. The original Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is receiving a 4K re-release on modern consoles, courtesy of Interplay, almost 20 years after its original release.

According to the newly released trailer, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance will be releasing this Friday, May 7, for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch, with a PC and mobile release coming later this year. It will be available for $30.

The re-release of the beloved classic — an isometric dungeon crawler that features similar gameplay to the Diablo series — will include high-resolution graphics but seems to maintain the original game's presentation. The game will also include two-player co-op throughout its campaign. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance takes place in the world of The Forgotten Realms, the campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons in all of its editions.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance was received well when it first released on the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox in 2001. It spawned a sequel, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2, and its engine was used in the exclusive PS2 EverQuest spinoff, Champions of Norrath. It's a classic RPG that should fit in well with the rest of the excellent RPGs available on Xbox and should hold Diablo fans over until Diablo 2 Resurrected releases later this year.

It also spawned the spiritual successor, Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance, set to launch this summer. The new game, developed by Tuque Games, switches the perspective to a third-person over-the-shoulder viewpoint that has more in common with Gears of War than Diablo.

Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. I like playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.

1 Comment
  • This is one of my favorite RPG games of all time. Playing this with a buddy is awesome fun. Simple gameplay but deep enough to keep you interested, great for console. Let's hope it does well and the sequel gets an update as well. I now have plans for the weekend. Thanks for posting this.