Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is a remake of the original Baldur's Gate and the expansion Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast. The remake is being developed by Overhaul Games and published by Atari, with a set release of Summer 2012. Additional downloadable content has also been confirmed. However, it was delayed to 28 November 2012 to improve the quality of the game.
Over 400 feature fixes and additions have been confirmed for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. A new interface allows an updated and improved support for high resolution and widescreen displays. iPad and Android tablets have specific interface enhancements for better control.
Online multiplayer will be upgraded in a future patch to include a match-making system and multiplayer can be played across multiple platforms.
Core game improvements include a streamlined source code. All of the additions of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn have been brought into the re-release, including class kits, subraces, and classes. The XP cap is the same as Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, at 161,000 XP.
All of the original Baldur's Gate cinematics have been fully replaced with hand-painted cinemeatics, directed by Nat Jones.
The enhanced edition will also include timely and regular improvements after release, along with mod support.
The Black Pits: A new stand alone adventure set deep within the Underdark. The area consists of 15 levels of arena style combat challenges, with full customization of up to six party members. Confirmed length of the new area is around six hours.
Rasaad yn Bashir: Rasaad is a Calishite Monk who demonstrats his monastic arts to the people of Nashkel. His quest will take him to the highest points of Cloud Peaks, where he must face a personal nemesis. Rasaad can join your character's party, and his area the Cloud Peaks is a new area. Confirmed length of this addition is four hours.
Neera the Wild Mage: Neera is a half-elf mage who is slowly understanding her true magic strength and potential. Neera is an NPC that can join the player's party, and includes a special romantic quest. A new area has been added for her questline, called Adoy's Enclave. Confirmed length of this addition is four hours.
Dorn Il-Khan: Dorn is a half-orc who wields unmeasurable otherworldly power in his black sword and unholy spells. Betrayed by his allies, Dorn Il-Khan lusts for vegence and glory. Dorn is an NPC that can join the player's party. Also included is the Blackguard kit, which allows you to create your own champion of evil. Confirmed length of this addition is four hours.