Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games have announced a reboot of the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance action game franchise from the 2000s.
The new game, now just titled Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, is a co-op action game where up to four players can take on the roles of the infamous Companions of the Hall: Drizzt Do’Urden, Bruenor Battlehammer, Wulfgar and Cattie-brie, characters made famous in R.A. Salvatore’s long-running Legends of Drizzt series of Forgotten Realms novels.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance (2001) and Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II (2004) were successful action games for the original X-Box. They were ostensibly spun off from the Baldur’s Gate CRPG series on PC, but in practice had very little to do with them.
The Baldur’s Gate series is returning next year with Baldur’s Gate III, a turn-based CRPG from the renowned Larian Studios (the creators of the acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel). Presumably the new Dark Alliance game dropped the original title to avoid brand confusion.