Ten 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.
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.