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iOS News: Baldur's Gate Released, a Carcassonne Surprise and more...

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Baldur's Gate for iPad Released

The Stats:

Compatibility: iPad 2 or later
Current Price: $9.99USD
Developer: Overhaul Games
Publisher: Beamdog
Version: 1.0.2007
Size: 1.7 GB
Multiplayer: It exists...haven't tried it
iTunes Link: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition

The Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate is finally here. What does 'Enhanced Edition' mean? Well, there are 3 new NPCs that can join your party who weren't in the original. There's a new, separate, quest called the Black Pits. There are improvements to the Infinity Engine and a ton of bugs were cleaned up. Most importantly, in my opinion, is the ability to use all the classes and class kits that were available in BG2 from the beginning. I played for about 30 minutes this morning before leaving for work (stupid job) and the interface on the iPad seemed to work just fine. Granted, I only have 1 party member at this point, but it seemed smooth. The ability to zoom in and out was very cool as well. The only issue I had was collecting loot that had fallen from an enemy and was laying on the ground. Very small loot + Very fat fingers = several tries to pick it up. I'll live, however. Thank you for your concern.

There is some IAP available at launch. Two of the new NPCs have to be purchased for $2.99USD each, and there is a character portrait pack for $2.99USD as well. None of these are required at all to play, but if you purchase all three you have the same game as the PC version released last week for $20.00USD. Pick it up on the App Store.

Carcassonne: Traders and Builders Coming Soon
The Coding Monkeys, developers of Carcassonne for iOS Universal, announced this morning, via Twitter, that Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders is in the review process right now at Apple, and should be released soon. Carcassone costs $9.99USD and is available on the App Store. We'll let you know when the Traders & Builders update goes live.

Stonghold Games Coming to iOS?
In a recent post from designer Geoff Engelstein, is sounds like Stronghold Games is working on some apps for Space Cadets and Article 27: The UN Security Council Game. From the sound of it, they sound like companion apps that can be used while playing the physical games. We're looking for more info now, and will let you know once we get it.
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