Baldur’s Gate Returns

It appears the rather excellent dungeon crawler ‘Baldur’s Gate’ is to rise from the grave.

A teaser site with the original logo and music has appeared and development team Beamdog are working on the game.

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The franchise was originally developed by BioWare and conveniently Beamdog is headed by former BioWare designer Trent Oster who said there will be an announcement ‘very soon.’

The source code for the teaser site contains the following message:

Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead : Infinity Engine

For years, I clung to the memory of it. Then the memory of the memory.

And then… it returned. Better than it was before.

Pore over the tapestries and works of art hanging from our walls if you wish, Child of Bhaal… perhaps you will find a clue. But patience, ah… patience would reveal it all.

As the silver moon waxes and wanes, so too does life.

The original title was developed on the Infinity engine, so ‘raise dead’ and ‘it returned, better than before’ seems to indicate a remake or revamped version of the first game.

Source: GameBanshee

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22 Comments

  1. If Baldur’s Gate comes back then NOTHING, not even Skyrim, will get my attention anymore. Seriously to me this is the best RPG saga ever. I still dust off the old CD-ROM about once every 18 months and play it again.

    Aggghhh!!! ;D

    • Agreed. Online/couch co-op goodness!

  2. If this is like the PS2 game then it’s day one for me. That’s saying something considering it’ll be my second “day one” ever!

    Good god, yes! :-)

    • Please be like the PC games. The PS2 Diablo-lite games were fun and all but not a patch on the originals

      • Ah, never got into the PC version. I’d want the lighter fluff. Have already started to price-up prospective bids on eBay for my mother. I will fund this!

      • I’m sure Hanny will also fetch a good price if you place some bids with fake accounts on your own. :P

  3. Never played the games but might give it a shot if it was rereleased in HD.

  4. Prefered Neverwinter but hope this is a sequel and not just a remake.

  5. Go for the eyes Boo, go for the eyes!

  6. The game that is the reason reason to my wrongly spelled nick!

    I’m pushing my money against the screen, why is nothing is happening?! :(

    I WILL BE THE LAST, AND YOU WILL GO FIRST!

  7. Preferred the Ice Wind Dale and Neverwinter game to Baldurs Gate, on the PC but enjoyed the console outings as well. Surprised to see Bioware picking up on D&D again as thought they were going to be focussed on Dragon Age.

  8. If this and the turn based Xcom are to be released on the Vita, then I will be getting a Vita :P

    Either way, Day 1 for me!

  9. i thought the two console Baldur’s Gate games was awesome, so i’d definitely love to see more like those.

  10. Can Sony please release Baldur’s Gate to the store, please?

    • My thoughts exactly. A HD remake of the console version to be downloadable via SEN would be very handy. I’d pay £40.

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