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Baldur's Gate III

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Larian Studios
Release Date: 2023

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'Baldur's Gate III' Reveals August 2023 Window, City of Baldur’s Gate, Minsc & Jaheira Characters And $250 Collector’s Edition - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. PST

Baldur's Gate III is the official next adventure in the venerable Baldur's Gate series.

You are burdened with a great power devouring you from within.
How far down the path of darkness will you let it take you?
The fate of Faerûn is on your party’s shoulders.
Will you carry it to salvation, or descend with it to hell?

Created in close collaboration with the Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast, Baldur’s Gate III is based off current D&D mechanics and spells and is the official new chapter in the legendary series.

Baldur’s Gate III will push the boundaries of the RPG genre and offer a rich narrative with unparalleled player freedom, high-stakes decisions, unique companion characters and memorable combat. It is Larian Studios’ biggest production ever and will be playable together with friends or as a single-player adventure.

Alone you may resist, but together you can overcome. Gather your party.

Forged with the new Divinity 4.0 engine and coming to early access later this year, Baldur’s Gate 3 gives you unprecedented freedom to explore, experiment, and interact with a world that truly reacts to your choices. A grand, cinematic narrative brings you closer to your characters than ever before as you venture through the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons in Larian’s biggest adventure yet.


During The Game Awards developer Larian Studios revealed a brand new trailer for Baldur's Gate III, giving fans a first look at some familiar, legendary faces as well as the game’s namesake city of Baldur’s Gate – most importantly, however, the trailer reveals when players will get to roll the (digital) dice, when Baldur’s Gate 3 launches in August 2023.

New sights and surprises abound in this trailer, but you especially won’t want to miss these details:

  • Minsc & Jaheira: Two beloved Baldur’s Gate legends re-join the fray after 20+ years
  • City of Baldur’s Gate: Catch a first gameplay glimpse at the game’s namesake and one of the most prosperous and influential cities of Faerûn.
  • Collector’s Edition: Baldur’s Gate 3 Collector’s Edition pre-orders begin after its announcement at the TGAs. It costs EUR 259.99 / USD 269.99 and is limited to 25k units worldwide.
  • The Collector’s Edition includes:
    • Mindflayer vs. Drow Battle Diorama: 1,100g, 25cm battle diorama of Mindflayer and Drow locked in a deadly exchange of blade and psionic might. This Collector's Edition statue is made from high-quality PVC/ABS plastics and features a finely painted & hand finished, round scenic base depicting the subterranean realm of the Underdark
    • Hardcover Art Book: Explore the art and design of Baldur's Gate 3 in this hardcover art book, written by Larian. Featuring approximately 160 pages of concept art and environmental design inspired by the Forgotten Realms. Inner pages printed on satin 170gsm gilded foil edged paper, with an anti-scuff PP laminate case cover. 
    • Character Sheets: A set of 4-page D&D character sheets for each Baldur's Gate 3 Origin character. 200-220gsm.
    • Cloth Map: A single-sided A3 map of Faerûn, made from silk satin fabric for easy unfurling while trudging through swamps. 
    • Tadpole Keyring: A tadpole-inspired metal keyring made from zinc alloy. Unlikely to trigger ceremorphosis if inserted into brain (Do not insert into brain).
    • Stickers: 32 die cut vinyl stickers inspired by Baldur's Gate 3. Includes adorable custom-illustrated characters and Larian Studios warrior logos.
    • Magic: The Gathering Booster Pack: Three Magic: The Gathering booster packs containing the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate card set, featuring characters from Baldur's Gate 3. (Limited to the first 15k Collector’s Editions sold). 
    • Collector’s Edition Certificate: A Certificate of Authenticity serialised with the unique number of your Collector's Edition. Single sided, spot varnish, hot foil and blind deboss. Frame it above the mantelpiece, if you're so inclined!
    • Baldur’s Gate 3 D20: Oversized custom-engraved metal dice based on Baldur's Gate 3's digital dice design. Made from zinc alloy.

But while launch is in August, there’s plenty more to unwrap before the year is out. Larian has announced the date for their festive Panel From Hell: Holy Knight, in which special guest Geoff Keighley will join Swen Vincke and the Larian team to delve deeper into their Game Awards announcements and detail the contents of Patch 9 for Baldur’s Gate 3.

Patch 9 for Baldur’s Gate 3 includes multiple highly anticipated additions to the Early Access game, including a new playable class.

Make sure to catch Panel From Hell: Holy Knight live on Twitch on Wednesday, December 14th at 10am PT / 6pm GMT / 7 PM CET. More information is available here

Gather your party for a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Abducted, infected, lost... You are turning into a monster, drawn from a Mind Flayer parasite planted in your brain, but as the corruption inside you grows, so too does your power. That power may help you to survive, but there will be a price to pay. More than any ability, the bonds of trust that you build within your party could be your greatest strength. Caught in a conflict between devils, deities, and sinister otherworldly forces, you will determine the fate of the Forgotten Realms together. Resist and turn darkness against itself — or embrace corruption and become the ultimate evil.

Choose from a wide selection of D&D races and classes, or play as an origin character with a hand-crafted background. Play alone, selecting your companions carefully, or as a party of up to four in online multiplayer.

No two adventures will ever be the same. The Forgotten Realms are a vast, detailed and diverse world, and there are secrets to be discovered all around you -- even verticality is a vital part of exploration. Adventure, loot, battle, romance… how you survive, and the mark you leave on the world, is up to you.

Key Features

  • Online multiplayer for up to four players allows you to combine your forces in combat and split your party to follow your own quests and agendas. Devise the perfect plan together… or introduce an element of chaos when your friends least expect it.
  • Origin characters offer a hand-crafted experience, each with their own unique traits, agenda, and outlook on the world. Their stories intersect with the wider narrative, and your choices will determine whether those stories end in redemption, salvation, domination or other outcomes.
  • Evolved turn-based combat based on the D&D 5E ruleset. Team-based initiative, advantage and disadvantage, and roll modifiers join combat cameras, expanded environmental interactions, and a new fluidity in combat that rewards strategy and foresight.
  • Define the future of the Forgotten Realms through your choices and the roll of the dice. No matter who you play or what you roll, the world and its inhabitants will react to your story.
  • Player-initiated turn-based mode allows you to pause the world around you at any time even outside of combat. See an opportunity for a tactical advantage before combat begins? Want to pull off a heist with pin-point precision? Need to escape a fiendish trap? Split your party, prepare ambushes, sneak in the darkness — and create your own luck!

Larian Studios is developing and publishing Baldur’s Gate III on PC, scheduled for 2023.


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