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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Switch Release Date Announced

May 18, 2021

By: Don Parsons

 
 

After a series of issues that have delayed it, the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Switch release date has finally been revealed by Black Isle Studios. You'll be able to pick up Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on Nintendo Switch this Thursday, May 20th.

In a statement addressing the delay, the company said,

 

We know you have been upset about the delay. So have we. It's been an unfortunate set of circumstances out of our control.

But the wait is nearly over!

Originally Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance was supposed to release on Nintendo Switch at the same time as the PlayStation, and Xbox version on May 7th, but on the day of release they announced a delay due to an 'unforeseen issue' with the Nintendo Switch store, and that it would be delayed a few days. Gamers were bugging them on Twitter for several days but they were only able to, until today, tell folks that they were working on fixing the problem and that all updates released in the meantime would also go live with the Switch release.

At this time, exactly what the issue was with the Nintendo Switch version is unknown. They have shot down any ideas that it was an issue with certification, but otherwise remained mum on the cause of the delay. Given the issue was said to be with the Switch Store, and their ongoing quiet, it may be they are unable to say what the issue is due to an NDA with Nintendo.

 
 

The Switch release is the second released version of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance that we have seen this year, even if it wasn't originally planned to be a separate release event. It won't, however, be the last as PC and Mobile versions were announced to be in the works and releasing later this year - the PC version on Steam with Black Isle hoping to get Remote Connect working with the game.

As for those hoping for Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2, you can continue to hope as Black Isle has said that the sequel is on the table in the future for getting an updated release.