Larian Studios unveiled an action-packed new trailer for the upcoming third installment of their critically acclaimed Baldur’s Gate franchise.
It has been nearly 20 years since the last Baldur’s Gate title, and diehard fans are getting antsy.
Which makes it a sight for sore eyes that video game developer and publisher Larian Studios just released a rousing new teaser for the long-awaited next installment in the franchise.
The 40-second montage video features what seems like a few riveting in-game cinematics and gameplay sequences stitched together to some epic music, ending with the message “join us on the road to Baldur’s Gate starting June 6.”
We know you've all been waiting, so let's get ready to tell some stories together. Baldur's Gate 3 news will be dropping throughout the month of June, starting June 6 on the #GuerrillaCollective Showcase. What does it all mean? Let's find out. pic.twitter.com/ICoj4DHs8u
— Baldur's Gate 3 (@baldursgate3) May 29, 2020
Guerrilla Collective Showcase
Not much is known about Baldur’s Gate 3 aside from what was shown off in the trailer, though the Belgian studio did promise more details soon, starting with the Guerrilla Collective Showcase, which kicks off this coming June 6.
Guerrilla Collective is an online gaming festival where publishers and developers can broadcast their latest news, reveals, and trailers.
Various established names in the industry are joining the show this year, including Paradox Interactive, Sega, Humble Bundle, Coffee Stain, and 11 Bit Studios. The online event is set to run from June 6-8 and will be streamed live via Twitch and Steam.
While Larian Studios did promise some juicy details during the live stream, they also mentioned that they would be dropping more information throughout June, so fans of the series will want to stay tuned.
We can't wait to see what our friends across the globe will add to the #GuerrillaCollective @GuerrillaCollec @11bitstudios @anotherindie @CoffeeStainNrth @FellowTravellr @funcom @GoodShepherdEnt @humble @larianstudios @ModernWolfLtd @NewBlood @PdxInteractive June 6th/7th… pic.twitter.com/d4jGWgk1z1
— Headup (@HeadupGames) May 28, 2020
The history of Baldurs Gate
The first Baldur’s Gate title was developed by Bioware—best known for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series—and was released on December 21, 1998, for the PC. It’s a fantasy RPG set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of Dungeons and Dragons.
Despite publisher Interplay’s low commercial forecast, Baldur’s Gate defied all expectations and exceeded 2.2 million units sold by the start of 2003, making the game an absolute blockbuster.
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast was out today in 1999. An expansion pack added new areas, quests & an ending pic.twitter.com/ZDYnfREBRl
— RPG Site (@RPGSite) May 5, 2016
The story-heavy RPG title received unanimously positive reviews from fans and critics for its expertly crafted narrative, beautifully rendered backgrounds, and extensive replayability.
Some publications went as far as saying that the instant classic “reigns supreme over every RPG” of its time and became the new standard for the genre.
An expansion pack was released a few months later called Tales of the Sword Coast, in addition to a sequel named Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, which followed around a year later.
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