Baldur's Gate III has an official release date

Baldur's Gate III has an official release date

It has finally happened. Larian has confirmed the release date for the most anticipated role-playing game to be released in recent years. Baldur's Gate III entered Early Access quite a while ago, and it rapidly became a best seller, even though it had a long way ahead of it in such a test phase. Since then, we have seen the addition of several classes, new mechanics, and a lot of new features. If you are one of those seasoned fans of the franchise that have been restraining yourself from immersing yourself in the Forgotten Realms universe once more until the final version of the game is ready, you won't have to wait much longer. The release of Baldur's Gate III is scheduled for August 31.

The announcement was a total surprise and it happened yesterday during Sony's latest State of Play. Yes, the game will launch on PlayStation 5 and PC. The video shown yesterday reveals many things about the game other than the release date. 

 

 

A part of the footage focuses on General Ketheric Thorm, one of the three main antagonists in Baldur's Gate III. Larian Studios Creative Director Swen Vincke has talked about him in a publication on the PlayStation Blog.

"Ketheric is a man with complex ambitions and motivations, so in searching for his voice, we knew we needed to work with a renowned character actor who could deliver the kind of nuanced performance we were looking for – so we decided to cast JK Simmons (Whiplash, Spider-Man)."

 

Special Editions

Larian also announced the contents of the Baldur's Gate III Collector's Edition, a massive (and expensive) package that includes the following items:

  • A digital copy of Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition
  • Custom sticker sheet
  • 25cm Mind Flayer vs. Drow battle diorama
  • 160-page hardcover art book
  • Cloth map of Faerûn
  • Set of D&D-inspired origin character sheets
  • Metal tadpole keyring
  • Magic: The Gathering booster pack
  • Custom-engraved metal d20, plus an in-game version!
  • Certificate of authenticity

If you love the game but you are not willing to spend 260$ to get all those goods, you should visit our comparator and pre-order Baldur's Gate III on PC at the best price as soon as possible. Not only will you be able to enjoy the game in Early Access but your purchase will automatically be upgraded to the Deluxe Edition, which includes the game and:

  • Playable Bard Song Pack
  • Exclusive in-game dice skin
  • An Adventurer’s Pouch containing supplies to help you get your journey started
  • Digital downloads of the Baldur’s Gate 3 Original Soundtrack, artbook, and character sheets
  • 72-hours early access to Act I of Baldur’s Gate 3 on August 31, 2023
  • A pack of items inspired by Divinity Original Sin II
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