“Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance” (2001) has a special place in the hearts of many friends of cooperative role-playing games. The classic, which remained exclusively on the Playstation 2, Xbox and Gamecube consoles, and its successor have a large and loyal fan base. Its Diablo-like gameplay inspired the controls and the heavy battles.
20 years later, Wizards of the Coast are now trying to pour this enthusiasm into a new form that will appear on the PC alongside Playstation 4 and 5 and the Xbox One / Series. The new “Dark Alliance” plays in the shoulder instead of the ISO perspective and plays like a mix of Warhammer Vermintide and Dark Souls. Players explore through linear levels: Inside the frosty north of Icewind Valley in search of ever better items. In addition, a new plot is spun around the four heroes Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Wulfgar and Bruno Battlehammer. It takes place after the first three adventures of the famous heroes.
Together with the great Dungeons & Dragons master Laura Heindrichs aka “Sheepdevil_Nema“heise video journalist Michael Wieczorek (@avavii) fight through the frosty north in the evening. Both of them present the game in the live stream, but of course they are also happy to answer questions in the chat and provide information.
The new “Dark Alliance” will appear on June 22, 2021 on the current consoles apart from the Nintendo Switch as well as on Windows PCs in the Microsoft Store and on Steam. The versions are not compatible with each other. Only the Gamepass versions can connect to each other on the console and PC.
Alternatively, the live stream broadcast on Twitch.
“heise plays” is the live stream format for PC and video games on heise online. Michael Wieczorek (@avavii) is dedicated to either the latest releases, major updates for important games or retro classics that might be celebrating a birthday.
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