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03/25/04
Dark Alliance 2 SciFi News Review

“Definitely an all time great”
SciFi News


03/16/04
Dark Alliance 2 Apollo Lounge Review

“This one’s worth every penny.”
Apollo Lounge


02/26/04
Dark Alliance 2 GamePro Review

"…a heaping mound of treasure.”
GamePro


01/27/04
Dark Alliance 2 IGN.com Review

"...this game is easy to pick up, easy to play, and a great excuse for wading through legions of monsters by yourself or with a friend." - IGN.com - 84%


01/22/04
More Awesome Dark Alliance 2 Reviews!

"All in all the game is rock solid. It is a blast to play through by yourself and even more fun when you team up with a friend to take down the evil around Baldur's Gate as a rampaging duo. The game is decently long as well, I've been playing it for close to 10 hours and have just completed the first of 4 acts which means there will be enough baddy slaying to keep you occupied for quite a while. If you are an RPG fan you need to pick this up. If you liked the gameplay in Hunter: The Reckoning you need to pick this up. If you like both of the prior then you DEFINATELY need to pick this up. Everyone else should probably pick this game up as well, as it is a solid addition to anyone's game library!"
XboxAddict.com - 4.7 out of 5!

"Dark Alliance 2 is a sequel for the fans, and it shows. Much more has been done to this game than what meets the untrained eye, but die-hards will appreciate the additions, in which there are a lot of them. The game is still easily assessable to anyone, whether they’ve played the first game or not (it makes several references to the first installment and fills the player in very well on its chain of events), but is still a game that clearly caters to its dedicated followers. It also does everything that constitutes a great game and worthy sequel. It keeps the core gameplay intact, but improves on it significantly, and then adds a plethora of new additions that only enhance what’s already on offer. Very well-executed and finely polished, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is the embodiment of what a sequel should be, and goes to show that sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference."
GamingWorld X - 9.3 out of 10!


01/21/04
BGDA2 Wins Team Xbox Editor's Choice Award!

Team Xbox Editor's Choice Award!"Hack-n-slash fans rejoice because Dark Alliance II will be a treat for all who enjoy the series. Packed full of great new features, tons of new enemies, and a perfectly flowing storyline there is none better than Dark Alliance II. The graphics are stunning, the audio is brilliant, and the gameplay shows why Dark Alliance II is still at the top of the genre. Sure, there are a few aspects of the game could have used a bit more attention, but the overwhelming greatness of everything else in this title quickly erases any complaints from mind. This is one of those games that just beckons you to complete it, and most gamers will not be able to put this one down. Those that feel the hack-n-slash games are a bit repetitive, I’d still recommend checking out BG:DA II due to its great combination of gameplay and overall presentation. True fans of the series will not be disappointed and should pick this one up with no question."
Read the full review - 4.4 out of 5!


01/20/04
It's a Wonderful Day in BIS Land!

Why you ask? Well for one, Dark Alliance II is Now Available!! YEAH! Okay, now that that's out of the way... we've got a couple goodies to get you all hyped. First check out the new trailer! It's in the Movies Section and it's 17.4 MB (but worth the download wait!) - Next we've got a new wallpaper for you featuring some Vhaidra concept art. Enjoy!


01/16/04
New Dark Alliance II Review!

"Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is engrossing, challenging and a great deal of fun." - GameZone.com - 8.7/10


01/15/04
New Dark Alliance II Onyx Tower Wallpaper!

We've got a great new concept image of the Onyx Tower for you... and the best part is that we made it into a wallpaper!


01/02/04
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Goes Gold!

Interplay announced today that the highly anticipated Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II has gone gold and will ship to retail on January 20, 2004.

Set in the Forgotten Realms® world, the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® campaign setting, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II uses the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II features more monsters, 80 levels of gameplay, visually stunning environments, five new customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as an item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical items.

Full Press Release

Happy New Year Everyone!


12/30/03
New Dark Alliance II Wallpaper!

Wanna see the NPC's?!? Then you'd better check out the latest wallpaper!


12/29/03
More New Dark Alliance II Reviews!

We've got some great new reviews for ya... take a look!

EtoyChest - 4/5
"So what is Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II? It is a wonderful example of how to craft a fun and exciting game out of a genre that is ageing poorly. This game shows that there is still some life yet in the hack and slash RPG, and for that I am grateful. Too often are we as players forced to swallow the hordes of "me too" tripe that are pushed onto retail shelves. Interplay and Black Isle have shown us that there is a better way, and that the path best traveled is laid out before us in a city called Baldur's Gate."

EDBIS.com - Very Good
"Black Isle gave Dark Alliance 2 a bit more polish and removed those elements that didn’t quite work in the first game."


12/12/03
New Dark Alliance II Preview!

Check out the latest BGDA2 preview from GamePartisan.com


12/03/03
It's Time to PLAY!

Get ready for some fun! We've added a brand spankin' new game to our minigames section. It's called Dark Alliance II Mage Match and it's all about memory! See if you can match all the spells before your time, or turns, run out!

Also make sure to check out Jigsaw City while you're there... I added the Dark Alliance II wallpapers and 5 character cards!


12/03/03
Dark Alliance II Weapons Update!

Time to get your butt over to the Dark Alliance II Weapons Page to learn all about accuracy!


11/26/03
Check Her Out!

Yes yes... it is Dark Alliance II's Allessia in all her glory! Head over to the Movies Page to see Allessia's new trailer!

... and how could I forget??

Have a Happy Turkey Day!


11/25/03
New Dark Alliance II Interview/Preview!

GamingWorld X brings us a great new Preview and Interview with Frank Kowalkowski, Senior Programmer.


11/24/03
New Dark Alliance II Weapons Info!

We've updated the Weapons Section, so head over there to get the scoop on Long Weapons and Two-Weapon fighting!


11/21/03
New Dark Alliance II Interview!

Check out the Dark Alliance II Press Page for a new Gaming Illustrated Interview with BGDA2 Line Producer, Albert Perez!


11/17/03
Dark Alliance II Goodies!

Head over to the Movies Page to check out the new Ysuran trailer, then head over the the Weapons Page to read up on Great Weapons!


11/14/03
New Black Isle Site!

As you may have noticed we have updated the look of the BIS site! So take a look around! Most things are the same, but there are a few differences here and there. If you have any ideas for the site feel free to email them to me at webmaster@interplay.com with BIS Site Feedback in the subject!


11/11/03
New Dark Alliance II Wallpaper!

Well today just keeps getting better! By popular demand I've just updated the site with some wallpaper featuring the new Vhaidra box art. Enjoy!


11/11/03
New Dark Alliance II Weapons Update!

I've added the first installment of weapon updates to the Weapons page! Check it out to learn more about hand weapons!


11/10/03
New Dark Alliance II Gameplay!

Yep, you heard right! Check out the Dark Alliance II Movies page for new gameplay. We've got one for each character!


11/07/03
New Dark Alliance II Goodies posted!

We've posted some new screenshots of all the characters, Borador's art card, expanded character descriptions, and the Vhaidra trailer! Enjoy!
Screenshots | Characters | Movies


10/29/03
New Dark Alliance II Interviews posted!

Check out the Press Page for three new Interviews!


09/19/03
Baldur's Gate II Soundtrack Available for Download!

If you have recently purchased a copy of Baldur's Gate II: The Collection, you may have noticed that the soundtrack promised to you on the box was not included. Interplay apologizes for this misprint and has posted the soundtrack in the MP3 section for you to download.

If you have any questions please feel free to visit our support site or send us an email.


09/17/03
Lionheart Patch Version 1.1 Now Available!

The Lionheart patch is now available as a 1.72 MB download in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian. Get the list of fixes here.


09/16/03
New Lionheart Review!

"...a rich plot well devised makes up for many sins, and Lionheart has it in spades."
Science Fiction Game Reviews


09/09/03
Dark Alliance II - New Spells and Feats posted!

Yep, that's right... we've updated the Spells page with eight new spells and feats!


09/03/03
Dark Alliance II - New Wallpaper and Allessia Art Card!

We've posted some new Dark Alliance II goodies for you so make sure to check out the characters page for a new Allessia art card and description, and the wallpaper page for some great new desktop goodness!


08/28/03
Dark Alliance II - Active Spells and Feats!

We've updated the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Spells page with some new active spells and feats! Make sure to check back because we will be adding more to this section soon!


08/27/03
Dorn and Ysuran... BGDA2 character info posted!

Wanna know about Ysuran? Curious about Dorn? Well check out the stuff I just posted! Head to the Movie page for a Dorn trailer, and the Character page for some info on Ysuran! When you're done with that check out the cool promo that Vivendi Universal Games created!

NOTE: Links to the Vivendi Universal Games character promos will take you to the VUGames website. Clicking on the "Sign up for E-newsletter" button will sign you onto their mailing list.


08/27/03
Icewind Dale: Ultimate Collection is Now Available!

Journey deep into the Spine of the World, a harsh and unforgiving environment teaming with merciless beasts and terrible dangers! In this exclusive adventure pack developed by award-winning Black Isle Studios, are the full versions of Icewind Dale, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter, Icewind Dale II, the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Icewind Dale, bonus CDs, including Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter strategy guides, an additional level, and a set of 4 character portraits from Icewind Dale II. Order the Icewind Dale: Ultimate Collection now!


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