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Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Dan

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New Baldur’s Gate on the Way?

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Baldur’s Gate is a PC classic and one of the first games ever released by Bioware. Originally released in 1998 and accompanied by a sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, in 2000, the series came to an end with a final expansion pack in 2001. Based on Dungeons & Dragons rulesets, the games are cult classics that helped to spawn the Neverwinter Nights series and other Bioware titles.

Now, eleven years later, it seems a former Bioware employee may be bringing back the series. Trent Oster, an ex-Bioware developer has purchased the site BaldursGate.com and remade it with the eerie skull image above and a cryptic message, which seems to change periodically. Oster’s new studio, Beamdog, is rumored to have something new in the works for the Baldur’s Gate franchise. A complete edition of Baldur’s Gate II is apparently coming to Steam at some point, but according to Trent, that isn’t the Beamdog project: “We’re not related to the Steam complete edition, I can tell you that much. Other than that, we’re hoping to announce something soon.”

I played Baldur’s Gate way back in the early 2000s, and the game was tremendous for its time. Anyone else looking forward to a possible reboot of this classic series? Let us know in the comments!

 

Source: GameBanshee; image credit: BaldursGate.com

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  • I’d definitely be interested in a new Baldur’s Gate. So long as they don’t do what Bethesda did to Fallout (turn it into a first person game, reduce the importance of building a good character) I’ll be happy.

  • I was more of a Neverwinter Nights kinda teen.

  • matik23

    Awwww snap, another 100+ hours of my life to waste.

  • Dex

    Just as long as BioWare isn’t involved, I’m all about it.

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