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How true to complete 2nd edition is it? My favorite 2 nd edition class was ranger/cleric with the fighting monk kit. Is that available? Do spiked gloves work? Are specialty clerics available?
The Baldur's Gate series is core 2nd edition with some of the option books added. Each class has a handful of kits you can choose from (although multi-class characters don't get kits), and you can take proficiencies in fighting styles (i.e., single weapon, sword and shield, two-weapon, and so on).
I don't recall any spiked gloves in the game. There are specialty clerics, but only one for each alignment (I think).
There's some 3rd edition content mixed in, since Baldur's Gate II came out just prior to the release of 3e. The Enhanced Editions expanded that content further by adding the shadowdancer, dwarven defender, dragon disciple, and blackguard as kits.
There might be some additional content added in the new game, but it will definitely still use the 2nd edition system, since the option to import your character from Baldur's Gate to this new game and then into Baldur's Gate II has been confirmed by one of the developers.