Baldur’s Gate 3 early access could arrive in August. Fans have been patiently waiting for third installment to the beloved series for almost 20 years. From the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2, Larian Studios will help adventurers return to the Forgotten Realms.
The Guerilla Collective Showcase has an exciting full presentation available and posted below.
The trailers for Baldur’s Gate 3 look incredible. The series has always integrated traditional fantasy with the alien Mind Flayers so perfectly. The Mind Flayers look alien and regal, while simultaneously being wonderfully disgusting.
From what we were able to see from the trailer, the graphics look rich and colorful. The character design looks beautiful with several race option to choose from. Six classes will be available in early access with more to come later on. Several of the characters have wonderful backstories, which are immediately reminiscent of the rich lore from the BG predecessors.
Just like the original Baldur’s Gate there are several dialogue options to choose from. The voice acting was great from the brief gameplay snippets available in the video.
It will be interesting to see how Baldur’s Gate will work in a 3D space. BG was primarily a mixture between swords, ranged, and spells. Using the environment to secure vicorty was almost non existent. The original game operated in a 2D space, so much of the divinity game play would have been impossible.
Divinity brings the environment into the combat strategy, which could be a welcome addition to the franchise. In the trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3, the landscapes are often interactive and can be moved access hidden areas or protection from attacks. Elevation may provide an advantage to ranged attackers, while errant objects may explode when struck by attacks.
Hopefully everything goes as planned and Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for purchase in August 2020.