Baldur's Gate III Announced; Powered by D&D 5E
  • Baldur's Gate III Announced; Powered by D&D 5E


    The developers of the Divinity: Original Sin series, Laria Studios, officially announced Baldur’s Gate III.

    The new game will use the D&D 5th Edition rules as the backbone for their system and the storyline will be set directly after the events in the upcoming adventure Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus. The game will be released on PC and the new Google Stadia video game streaming service. The announcement came with a teaser trailer below. More information is expected at the video game and electronics conference E3 next week.

    The game isn't quite available for pre-order, but you can add it to your wishlist on Steam. The Steam listing also gives some idea of the features and gameplay options, as it lists Single Player, Multi-Player, Online Multiplayer, Local Multiplayer, Co-Op, Online Co-Op, Local Co-Op, Shared/Split Screen, and Cross-Platform Multiplayer.

    The announcement follows a tease last week with an image of the stylized "III" which left the title of the game as part of the filename.

    Warning: The trailer features some gruesome imagery which may not be suitable for all audiences and is definitely NSFW.

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    1. Leatherhead's Avatar
      Leatherhead -
      For those of you who don't want to click the video:
      Spoiler:
      The trailer features a Flaming Fist Mercenary undergoing Ceremorphosis. With an extra dose of body horror. Also a Nautiloid.
    1. Abstruse's Avatar
      Abstruse -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leatherhead View Post
      For those of you who don't want to click the video:
      The trailer features a Flaming Fist Mercenary undergoing Cerebromorphosis. With an extra dose of body horror.
      Yeah, I love horror movies and even I was squicked out. Very much in the style of American Werewolf in London in that transformation. It looks absolutely amazing, though.
    1. Laurefindel's Avatar
      Laurefindel -
      Oooooh. The last lightning-lit sky is very intringuing!

      Could we see an official development on the Far Realms?
    1. Nickolaidas's Avatar
      Nickolaidas -
      I sincerely hope we'll see console versions. With both the Divinity Original Sin games being out for consoles, and the original Baldur's Gate games being ported in the coming weeks, it makes sense we'll see a PS4/Xbox One version as well.
    1. Mercador's Avatar
      Mercador -
      I can't believe this is happening. Wow.
    1. Abstruse's Avatar
      Abstruse -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickolaidas View Post
      I sincerely hope we'll see console versions. With both the Divinity Original Sin games being out for consoles, and the original Baldur's Gate games being ported in the coming weeks, it makes sense we'll see a PS4/Xbox One version as well.
      Unless there's some exclusivity deal going on with Google that prevents other console releases, I'd expect those announcements at E3 next week. At the very least, I'd expect a port to the Switch considering the success Beamdog's having with the older Interplay/BioWare/Black Isle D&D games on that platform.
    1. Darkwintre's Avatar
      Darkwintre -
      Very interesting
    1. Oofta's Avatar
      Oofta -
      Great. Another way they've found to take my time and money.
    1. Prakriti's Avatar
      Prakriti -
      Did the trailer need to be that disgusting?

      Note to Larian: the point of a trailer is to make people want to play your game, not make them lose their lunch.
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      https://baldursgate3.game

      The official website

      https://baldursgate3.game

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/kotaku....1835299175/amp

      Abit more info on the game.
    1. Leatherhead's Avatar
      Leatherhead -
      Wait, I just noticed the title of this thread is "Powered by D&D 5e".
      That's not quite true:
      https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...-original-sin/
      While it is certainly inspired by 5e, it is more likely to be some variant of the Divinity Engine 3.0.
    1. Xaelvaen's Avatar
      Xaelvaen -
      I was already eager for the game - the video just intensified my desire greatly. Thanks Larian
    1. Doctor Futurity -
      This is great....Laria Studios is a real company with a real track record for making actually good games of this type. I think WotC has at last made a decision for a computer game that will pay off!

      LOL just noticed the "NSFW" warning....after watching it at work! It wasn't that bad....YMMV though....
    1. gweinel's Avatar
      gweinel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prakriti View Post
      Did the trailer need to be that disgusting?

      Note to Larian: the point of a trailer is to make people want to play your game, not make them lose their lunch.
      Interesting comment from one with your avatar!
    1. Xaelvaen's Avatar
      Xaelvaen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leatherhead View Post
      Wait, I just noticed the title of this thread is "Powered by D&D 5e".
      That's not quite true:
      https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...-original-sin/
      While it is certainly inspired by 5e, it is more likely to be some variant of the Divinity Engine 3.0.
      That was a great read (aside from the thac0 bashing), thanks for the link @Leatherhead
    1. Doctor Futurity -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prakriti View Post
      Did the trailer need to be that disgusting?

      Note to Larian: the point of a trailer is to make people want to play your game, not make them lose their lunch.
      I...um. Nevermind. (Pointing at your avatar).



      ...I was going to say something about how it wasn't really that bad but then I remembered I am an old gen xer who is thoroughly desensitized to gruesome horror imagery and therefore am not the baseline on this stuff.
    1. Matthia05718273's Avatar
      Matthia05718273 -
      Wow, I wonder if this will be canononically in the past or present. A mind flayer invasion that big would be hard to miss...
    1. Raunalyn's Avatar
      Raunalyn -
      Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
      Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
      Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
    1. Raunalyn's Avatar
      Raunalyn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raunalyn View Post
      Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
      Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
      Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
      I can say this...after watching it, I can honestly say that just the trailer is better than Sword Coast Legends
    1. Matthia05718273's Avatar
      Matthia05718273 -
      This article tells way more info on the game: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...-original-sin/

      Spoiler for interesting plot details;

      Spoiler:
      The game is set right after Descent into Avernus, meaning that it is possible in that book to stop the city from being absorbed into hell (not too surprising). It also means the game is pretty much set right at the end of that book, so you could very easily pivot right from the Descent into protecting the city from Mind Flayers in a D&D campaign, which is pretty dope.
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