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Trailer: Baldur’s Gate III officially launching in August ’23

Out in Early Access for a while, Larian Studios has announced that Baldur’s Gate III will be officially emerging from Early Access on the PC this August.

The Mindflayer!

With the above trailer, Larian has revealed not just the August 2023 launch, but a few key details. For one thing, some classic Baldur’s Gate characters will be returning with Minsc and Jaheira. On top of that, we also got to see the titular city for the first time. So if you’re a long time BG fan, you should find plenty to like here.

And then there’s that CE

With the full retail release, Baldur’s Gate will be getting a Collector’s Edition, and it’s seriously tricked-out. No really, this one’s packed.

  • The Collector’s Edition includes:
    • Mindflayer vs. Drow Battle Diorama
      • 1,100g, 25cm battle diorama of Mindflayer and Drow locked in a deadly exchange of blade and psionic might. This Collector’s Edition statue is made from high-quality PVC/ABS plastics and features a finely painted, hand-finished, round scenic base depicting the subterranean realm of the Underdark.
    • Hardcover Art Book
      • Explore the art and design of Baldur’s Gate 3 in this hardcover art book, written by Larian. Featuring approximately 160 pages of concept art and environmental design inspired by the Forgotten Realms. Inner pages printed on satin 170gsm gilded foil edged paper, with an anti-scuff PP laminate case cover.
    • Character Sheets
      • A set of 4-page D&D character sheets for each Baldur’s Gate 3 Origin character. 200-220gsm.
    • Cloth Map
      • A single-sided A3 map of Faerûn, made from silk satin fabric for easy unfurling while trudging through swamps.
    • Tadpole Keyring
      • A tadpole-inspired metal keyring made from zinc alloy. Unlikely to trigger ceremorphosis if inserted into brain (Do not insert into brain).
    • Stickers
      • 32 die-cut vinyl stickers inspired by Baldur’s Gate 3. Includes adorable custom-illustrated characters and Larian Studios warrior logos.
    • Magic: The Gathering Booster Packs
      • Three Magic: The Gathering booster packs containing the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate card set, featuring characters from Baldur’s Gate 3. (Limited to the first 15k Collector’s Editions sold).
    • Collector’s Edition Certificate
      • A Certificate of Authenticity serialized with the unique number of your Collector’s Edition. Single-sided, spot varnish, hot foil and blind deboss. Frame it above the mantelpiece, if you’re so inclined!
    • Baldur’s Gate 3 D20
      • Oversized custom-engraved metal dice based on Baldur’s Gate 3‘s digital dice design. Made from zinc alloy.

If you’re interested, you might want to jump on the CE sooner than later. Larian has revealed that it’ll be available exclusively through their online portal, for $269.99 USD. You can check it out here.

As for the game, look for that this August (2023) for the PC.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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