At PAX East 2020 last weekend, Larian Studios (Divinity: Original Sin) revealed the opening cinematic to upcoming RPG sequel (above), Baldur’s Gate 3, as well as over an hour of early gameplay (below).
The trailer revealed the unfortunate situation for our heroes: they’ve been abducted by Mind Flayers, a race of brain-eating humanoids that look like mini-Cthulhus. Thankfully the flying, tentacled ship is attacked by dimensional-hopping elves called Gith riding Red Dragons, causing the ship to crash. As a survivor of the wreckage, you’ll need to join up with your fellow survivors and find a way to cure the gestating Mind Flayer tadpoles inside of you.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is built on the new Divinity 4.0 engine, and represents Larian’s biggest RPG to date. Players will be able to create their own character based on the many classes, races, and background of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, as well as choose to play as one of several fully voiced companions.
Like the Divinity: Original Sin series, Baldur’s Gate 3 will also support online multiplayer for up to four players, each of who can split up to tackle their own quests and combat encounters.
Larian has not yet announced release dates or platforms for Baldur’s Gate 3, but it will be coming first to Early Access later this year. Previous Divinity games released first on PC, then on consoles a year later with expanded Definitive Editions.