The short trailer premiered during the Stadia Connect announcement as one of the first games players will be able to play on Stadia. The 90-second long video gave Dungeons and Dragons took fans back to the city they grew up playing in back in 1998 when the first Baldur’s Gate released.
This trailer gave a fantastic, yet disgusting, look at the game’s big bad when a Baldur’s Gate guard transformed into a Mind Flayer, one of D&D’s more interesting and evil monsters.
Larian posted a description of the third installment of the game along with the teaser posted on YouTube.
“…a return of a malevolent presence to Baldur’s Gate, intent on devouring it from the inside out, corrupting everything that remains in the Forgotten Realms. The fate of the Forgotten Realms lies in your hands.”
It’s been 19 years since players last stepped foot in the city. As a sequel to Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, released in 2000, it sounds like an enemy from the first two will make things quite difficult for adventures in the third.
The game will be available sometime during or after the Stadia launch window of November 2019 or as the developers put it,
When it's ready,
— Larian Studios (@larianstudios) June 6, 2019
It’s a popular year for the city of Baldur’s Gate. First, Wizards of the Coast announced their next fifth edition book, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.
Then we got word Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition, and the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion are being released for consoles later this year. Plus, the city will be featured in another D&D comic being written by Jim Zub.
Just to clarify-
I'm not working on #baldursgate3, but writing comics for D&D and using Baldur's Gate as the home base for our stories has been such a thrill.
— Jim Zub (@JimZub) June 6, 2019
It appears, for now anyway, Baldur’s Gate III will be exclusive to Google Stadia and PC.
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