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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.

[video=youtube;OcP0WdH7rTs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcP0WdH7rTs[/video]​
 
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Leatherhead

Possibly a Idiot.
For those of you who don't want to click the video:
[sblock]The trailer features a Flaming Fist Mercenary undergoing Ceremorphosis. With an extra dose of body horror. Also a Nautiloid.[/sblock]
 
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Abstruse

Adventurer
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.
 

Laurefindel

Explorer
Oooooh. The last lightning-lit sky is very intringuing!

Could we see an official development on the Far Realms?
 

Nickolaidas

Villager
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.
 

Abstruse

Adventurer
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.
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
Great. Another way they've found to take my time and money. :mad:
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
Did the trailer need to be that disgusting? :-S

Note to Larian: the point of a trailer is to make people want to play your game, not make them lose their lunch.
 
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....
 
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Did the trailer need to be that disgusting? :-S

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.
 

Raunalyn

Explorer
Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
Please be better than Sword Coast Legends...
 

Raunalyn

Explorer
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
 

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