Yes, you read it right, the legend is back. Baldur's Gate 3 was officially announced at the Google Stadia event before E3 and is being developed by the creators of Divinity: Original Sin - Larian Studios. Recently, PC Gamer journalists got to know this RPG closely, and also found out that it will be launched in Early Access. We are still waiting for new information about the game. However, here's everything we know about Baldur's Gate 3 right now.
Baldur's Gate 3 Release Date
According to information leaked from Hasbro [the parent company of Wizards of the Coast], Baldur's Gate 3 will go into Early Access in 2020. The information gathered from the playlists on Stadia gives us reason to think that this could happen this summer. Larian Studio has also confirmed that the game will launch in Early Access. There are no exact dates yet.
Larian CEO Sven Winke responded in the classic studio style of “the game comes out when it's ready,” and added, “We want to make sure it's really, really good. And when we are convinced of this, we will release the game. ”
Baldur's Gate 3 will be released on GOG and Steam and Google Stadia.
Baldur's Gate 3 setting
In the game, not the whole city will be presented to us, but only its individual parts. According to Sven Winke, the player will start the game outside of Baldur's Gate, but head towards the city walls a little later, as seen in the game's main trailer.
In the demo, a group of heroes do not reach Baldur's Gate and given everything we have seen, they will get there in 10-12 hours after the start of the game; so be prepared for a rather long hike before arriving in the big city.
The game tells a new story about a completely new era in the Forgotten Kingdom. The Illithids have found a way to create ships that allow them to travel between worlds, and now they will begin their invasion. Larian hinted that history may throw us into other worlds.
The main character and his companions are infected with parasites, which should turn them into mind flayers, but for some reason the transformation process does not work as it usually does. One of the key quests is to find out more information about parasites and get rid of them
While our heroes do not turn into mind flashers, the parasites still have an effect on them. You can penetrate the minds of those who also have them and benefit from this. The more you use your power, the easier it will be for you when faced with another, more powerful mind flayer.
Which edition of Dungeons & Dragons will start Baldur's Gate 3?
Baldur's Gate 3 is based on the developers' interpretation of the 5th Edition D & D ruleset. Vincke explained that some rules and systems do not translate directly from a board game to a digital one, so developers have developed their own interpretation of the 5th edition rules that works well as a digital game, but at the same time feels like part of the D & D.
Who is the antagonist this time?
The Illithids, also known as the Mind Flayers, are an ancient and terrifying race in the Dungeons and Dragons universe. They live in the Underdark and possess powerful psionic abilities. They are able to control the minds of other creatures and love to feed on their brains to sustain life. They have slaves that they use as consumables in battle or as food.
"The illithids have rediscovered the secret of the nautiloids," Larian founder Sven Winke said in an interview with PC Gamer. "This is a big problem! If you know the history of D & D, especially the Volo Leadership, you know that they once ruled the Astral Plane, but lost their power and were forced to flee to the Underdark, otherwise they will be destroyed by another alien race of the Githiyanka. They want to rebuild their empire, so we'll see mind flayers invade the city by sea.
Speaking of githiyanki, they occupy an important place in the plot. In the first trailer, they try to stop the mind flayer invasion by appearing on red dragons to blast nautaloids out of the sky. One of your first potential companions is a member of this race.
How does the game feel?
This is an RPG in which you control a group of heroes, each with their own motives. As with Original Sin 2, you will be able to choose an original character with a unique story, as well as create one from scratch in general.
Reconnaissance is conducted in real time, but the battle is turn-based. Unlike Original Sin 2, you can move your group at the same time instead of one at a time. You will also be able to do more actions one at a time. Each character can move, attack and use bonus actions, and in combination with other characters, you can create combos to quickly kill enemies.
The battles seem a lot more interactive. You can either take off your boot and throw it to the enemy, or dig the ground under it to attack from below. There was a lot in the demo. Expect fights to tend to be more vertical.
Outside of combat, you can turn on the turn-based mode, which can come in handy when you are sneaking and need to follow the movement of the guards. You can also have something happening in real time while other things happen in steps. In multiplayer, your friend can shop while you fight.
What classes and races will be in the game?
The studio has yet to reveal the full list of classes and races in Baldur's Gate 3, but we do know which characters we can create in Early Access. Of course, we have access to commonplace people, halflings, elves and the like, but you can also make tieflings, drow, githiyanki and even vampires. Along with influencing dialogue, these options will also give you access to special abilities and plot points.
So far, this is all the most important information we have about Baldur's Gate 3.
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