Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance will launch on Switch this week

Black Isle Studio has confirmed that the Switch version of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance will be released on May 20th, almost two weeks after it was released for PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The Switch version of the game had a surprise delay that also caught the studio off guard, with vague reasons being given by Nintendo at the time. With today’s news Black Isle confirmed that the issue was out of its control.


This release of Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance supports 4K resolution on PS4 Pro, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. The game also has support for local co-op play. The full features list can be found below.

  • A re-release of the beloved console classic, now with 4K scaling on the Xbox or PS4 Pro.
  • Three race and class combinations. Play as a dwarven fighter (Kromlech), a human archer (Vahn) or an elven sorceress (Adrianna).
  • 11 vividly rendered spells, including Magic Missile, Otuluk’s Icy Sphere, and Mordenkainen’s Sword.
  • More than 40 different types of monsters and boss villains.
  • Over 25 active and passive skills to buff your adventurer’s ability to deal and take damage.
  • Varied environments, from the sewers beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the Sunset Mountains, to the Marshes of Chelimber.
  • Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; “Easy”, “Normal”, “Hard” and “Extreme”.
  • Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast.
  • Local co-op support!

Back in 2019, Larian announced it was working on Baldur’s Gate 3. Since then the game has entered Early Access where it launched with 16 playable races and six classes. After Nick spent some time with Baldur’s Gate 3, he wrote:

While it’s rough and ready, I have to say I’m really enthralled by the experience so far. Baldur’s Gate 3 has tons of depth and enjoyable enough gameplay that I’m willing to look past the bugs of early access. It was quite frustrating at times but still forgivable. The good experiences were more than enough to make up for the bugs and these will only improve over time, making BG3 one of the best in-depth RPGs in a long while. Things can only improve from here on out and I can’t wait to see what comes in chapter 2.

You can read Nick’s full thoughts in the article Baldur’s Gate 3 is a budding D&D classic with a mean DM.

Source: Press Release

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