We received word from MacPlay today that Balduris Gate II Shadows of Amn has gone gold. The company tells us that BGII will be in retailers within the next few weeks. From MacPlay:
MacPlay is pleased to announce that Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn has gone gold and that the award-winning game will be available from major retailers in early September. MacPlay is committed to bringing the best possible experience to the Apple gaming community, and Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn has been developed to utilize the most powerful features of OS X.
For those wishing to preview the game, an engaging trailer is now available on Appleis Game Web site at www.apple.com/games. Product information is available on MacPlays Web site, and an aggressive preorder campaign remains in effect through the end of the month. Customers should expect to find the game at all the major Macintosh software retailers within the next few weeks.
Balduris Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named "Game of the Year" by MSNBC and Game Industry News, as well as "RPG of the Year" by Gamespot. The game is the latest chapter in the mythic saga that continues the much-loved Balduris Gate story line. The Forgotten Realms® adventure ensues along the southern portion of the Sword Coast in the merchant kingdom of Amn. This region includes such diverse environments as the Forests of Tethyr, the Cloudpeak Mountains, the Drow cities of the Underdark, and the Capital City of Amn, Athkatla.
Developed by BioWare, the same team responsible for Balduris Gate, and converted to the Macintosh by MumboJumbo, Balduris Gate II features an incredibly detailed design and story with a highly engrossing plot showcasing immersive environments and dynamic characters that will thrill and engage players throughout the span of the game.
You can (actually) find more information on Balduris Gate II at MacPlayis Web site, which is at long last up and functioning. The game is priced at US$49.99, and the company is accepting pre-orders.