Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II
Image: Interplay

Previously announced the 'Summer 2022' release window, it has now been confirmed that Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 will launch on Switch on 20th July. Yep, next week!

Teased by developer Black Isle Studios back in February, this will be the first time the action-RPG sequel comes to a Nintendo console after it skipped the GameCube following the original Dark Alliance. That original game is already available on Switch, of course, and we called it "an incredible porting job" in our review — we're hoping Black Isle delivers something of similar quality this time.

Here's some PR blurb about the features of this remaster, plus the original trailer to whet your appetite if you can't wait a week and a bit:

Hack your way or cast powerful spells through over 80 perilous levels
Hidden areas, secret characters, and hundreds of items to discover, customize, and use
Forge unique magical weapons and armor to maximize the damage you inflict in battle
Conquer hordes of beasts and armies of Hobgoblins, Ghouls, Golems and dreaded Dragons
Compelling single or two-player cooperative modes of play
Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; "Easy", "Normal", "Hard" and "Extreme".
Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast and two secret characters; Drizzt Do'Urden and Artemis Entreri.
Verified Steamdeck certification.
Local co-op support!
Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast

Let us know below if you'll be opening your Baldur's Gate to this Dark Alliance. And let us know which you prefer: '2' — as it's referred to in all the PR text — or a Roman-style 'II' — as featured in the logo.