Developer Beamdog has recently released video footage & detail of upcoming Baldur’s Gate expansion titled Siege of Dragonspear. This new game is not a standalone game as earlier expected. Siege of Dragonspear is an expansion of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, which is the remake of 1998 Baldur’s Gate.
According to the game website: “Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new storyline to the Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.”
The event of Siege of Dragonspear occurs between Baldur’s Gate & Baldur’s Gate II, which can be explored by playing the 25-hour expansion pack. This expansion pack adds a new chapter in the Baldur’s Gate saga. This new game will tell the events occur between the death of Sarevok & the rise of Irenicus. This game tells about a mysterious crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast led by a charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady. According to rumor, she is the child of god-very much like the protagonist. Ultimately the player will have to face her at the abandoned ruins of Dragonspear- a castle built on a portal connecting nine hells, which was used before to stage demon invasion on the iron coast.
According to the latest info, Siege of Dragonspear will improve the User Interface, upgrade health bars & journal systems. This game will introduce two difficulty levels. First one is for those who want to experience the game with less effort. There is a new story mode that reduces the game difficulty level. The second difficulty level is for veterans. This expansion will offer seven new chapters & 70 new areas to explore. So the players will encounter new quests, monster, treasure, areas & allies. Dragonspear will introduce a new playable class called the Shaman class, who can call spirits for aid & cast druid spells. In addition to this, four new characters will appear in the game: : an archer named Captain Schael Corwin; Voghiln the Vast, a skald; the goblin M’khiin Grubdoubler; and a gnome called Glint Gardnersonson. The game will also give us a cross-platform multiplayer co-op mode for up to 6 players.
Dragonspear will be released on PC before getting released on iOS. A precise release date & price of the game is yet to be determined.