Beamdog & Planescape Countdown **Updated**

Updated March 28-***They did it. Beamdog just announced they’re making Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition. Check out their Facebook for more details. Here’s the text of the announcement:

Beamdog is proud to announce Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition!

Uncover secrets of past lives in this story-rich, tactical roleplaying game set in Sigil, a dark fantasy city at the heart of the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse. Explore the planes, survive combat alongside a party of bizarre companions, and solve puzzles unlike any ever seen in the genre.

Available April 11 on Windows, Mac, Linux, and on iPad and Android tablets.***

Learn more!

After an extended silence on Social Media, local video game developer Beamdog has been teasing an announcement for the last few days and they’re being a little coy about what it is. They keep mentioning “Plan Escape”, a supposed travel company run by their Project Designer Phil Daigle (according to his Twitter account at any rate).

Accompanying these posts is a link to www.PlanEscape.com, whose only content is an ominous countdown due to end on Tuesday afternoon.

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Just about positive at this point as to what it is but if you want to maintain the mystery, don’t scroll down… (Spoiler below)

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Ok. If you haven’t already guessed but “PlanEscape” also spells “Planescape”, a very well-known & well-loved Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting. The likely connection here is that Beamdog is known for an enhanced edition of Balder’s Gate, so they’ve likely given the Planescape: Torment video game the same treatment.

A bit more evidence to support this is that Wizards of The Coast has been re-posting & retweeting the Plan Escape without any further explanation. Internet speculation is that maybe the Planescape setting is getting a relaunch or update to 5th Edition.

One last bit is that in the source for the page itself is the line¬†secret=”0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45″, which translates to “PSTEE” in ASCII characters.

Anyone want guess that stands for Plane Scape Torment Enhanced Edition?