Bioware’s beloved classic Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is so well-remembered that it’s part of the reason there’s been a recent renaissance of Infinity Engine-style RPG games. But what if you could play it in full 3D? Well, before too long, you will be: a team of modders is working to recreate all of Baldur’s Gate II as a mod module for Neverwinter Nights II.
There’s a new trailer out for Baldur’s Gate II: Reloaded, which includes both Shadows of Amn and The Throne of Baal expansion pack. As you’ll see, it’s involved a staggering among of work already, recreating Baldur’s Gate II’s 2D characters, environments, spell effects, and more as 3D models and VFX for Neverwinter Nights II.
The Baldur’s Gate II Reloaded modding team is also creating new 2D assets, like a digitally painted HD world map, revamped user interface, transition effects and loading screens, and a full-colour Adventure Guide. They’ve even done a new orchestral rendition of the Baldur’s Gate II main theme to round out the soundtrack.