Baldur's Gate: DragonspearTen days ago, we wrote about Beamdog's plan to reveal its next project, a thinly-veiled Baldur's Gate game. Yesterday, Beamdog finally dropped the curtain and revealed Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, a sequel to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and a prequel to Baldur's Gate II. The upcoming game picks up where the original left off and has you fighting in the ruins of Dragonspear Castle. According to the lore, Dragonspear Castle was a fortress on the edge of High Moor famous for its interplanar portals. The upcoming expansion will allow you to export your characters from BG: Enhanced Edition and then, when you complete Siege of Dragonspear, you can export those characters to BG II: Enhanced Edition.

Baldur's Gate: Dragonspear

The upcoming expansion will use the Infinity Engine (for the sake of continuity according to the developers) but with updated UI and improved features, will add new characters and a new class, the spirit-calling shaman, and will offer around 25 hours of gameplay. In the game you'll search for the Shining Lady, a charismatic warrior leading an army along the Sword Coast. We expected that Beamdog would reveal something along the lines of Siege of Dragonspear since the company had hinted strongly that the upcoming game would bridge the two Baldur's Gate games. I can only imagine what a journey it will be for those who haven't played the games yet; imagine three Baldur's Gate games in a row. We have no release date yet, but we'll let you know once we have one.

 

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    • alduinslayer

      Yep it is

    • spsummer

      This is an instabuy. Awesome

  • Shadowlord

    Right now the only thing I hear is Metallica!

    "... Nothing else matters..."

  • Kedens

    I am glad my backlog of amazing games has limited my progress through BG:EE and I've yet to finish it and start BG:EE2 as this goes between them. For someone like myself wherein this is my first playthrough it's quite a deep rewarding and enthralling experience. I love the games and the genre and this is excellent news!

    • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

      I'm 45 hours into BG2! Wah ;'(

      • hincy89

        I'm on the edge really want to play these just not sure if I'd keep to them with the duration 60+.
        You tried pillars of eternity yet?

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        YES, it's absolutely fantastic!

    • Rikstah

      Oh man I envy the fact that you've never played these before, amazing rpgs!

  • Shyning

    Amazing

  • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

    25 hours of gameplay? I swear the real games are like 2-4 or more times that long...

    • InTheAir

      I'm guessing that's intentional, to make this a "brief" bridge between the two Baldur's Gate games.

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        Yeah, I guess it would have to be. 🙁 Only other option would be to do some kind of giant Baldur's Gate side-story where you play someone else and it runs parallel to the original BG1/2 saga. I'd have preferred that. 🙂

      • Shyning

        I think there will be a lot of sidequests so that will probably be around 40h gameplay.

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        But still, compared to 100+ hours for BG2, and that's without the expansion...

      • Bliquid

        I wish i still had the time to tackle this longevity in games.
        Even 25 hours is eons for me.

      • hincy89

        Would have prefered that myself,

        I want to play a baldur's game but just don't have 60+ hours for 1 game, Followed then by the need to play the new and second one.

        25 hour is for me but I've not played the first, I'm just hoping they have a recap intro or something.

    • Lickzy

      How about we don't complain and are just greatful for this new addition?

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        We wouldn't be very good consumers if that were the case, and the republicans would get angry at us.

  • Noodleboy

    Please work on ipad4..

  • Slogsworth

    Incredible. What a time to be alive

  • pauldavidmerritt

    This would be amazing if this release gave us 35 hours. Instant mobile classic.

  • hincy89

    Never played baldur's gate should I maybe get started?

    I'm sure I'd love these game but 80+hours x2 and then some could be a bit too much, what do you guys think wait for this one or get started on the first?

    • Shyning

      Get started as soon as possible. I still play part 1 and i love it! Of course you should like d&d rules.

      • Dankrio

        Is it too hard to get acquainted with them?

        I am eorried it would be too troublesome.

      • hTristan

        The rules look a bit foreboding but they're pretty simple. I think the most important thing to realise is that a +1 to hit means +5% to hit and +1 to saving throws means +5% to avoid/reduce some negative spell effect like paralysis or lightning damage.

  • Gamer_Kev

    This actually sounds a lot more appealing to me than touched up re-releases of a couple of games I've already played. I never got the enhanced editions because it hadn't been that long since my last play through of the originals on the computer, but now that it's been a while, I'm actually starting to think about playing them again, so I may grab them yet. Still new content has me interested.

  • jgainsbrugh

    Baldur's gate is my favorite game ever! I hope they will continue in the spirit of the original Black Isle games.

  • Devok

    Hope there's no IAP, and the game is 99c 🙂

  • Lickzy

    It would be nice to see a mobile release at the same time as PC but I see that as highly unlikely

  • Quietstorm121

    only 25 hours...

  • Quietstorm121

    you must gather your party before venturing forth.

  • Pivi

    Please take my money!

    On a sidenote, I have finished BG1&2 EE two weeks ago in a monster longrun (took me two freakin' MONTHS), so I'll start brand new chars for dragonspear.