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Larian Studios Announces Baldur’s Gate 3 Official Launch Month in a New Trailer

Larian Studios has revealed a brand-new trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3 during The Game Awards, giving fans a first look at some familiar, legendary faces, as well as the game’s namesake city of Baldur’s Gate. Most importantly, however, the video reveals when players will get to roll the (digital) dice, when Baldur’s Gate 3 officially launches in August 2023.

New sights and surprises abound in this trailer, but you especially won’t want to miss these details:

  • Launch Month: Larian confirms August 2023 for the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Minsc & Jaheira: Two beloved Baldur’s Gate legends re-join the fray after 20+ years.
  • City of Baldur’s Gate: Catch a first gameplay glimpse at the game’s namesake, one of the most prosperous and influential cities of Faerûn.
  • Collector’s Edition: Baldur’s Gate 3 Collector’s Edition pre-orders begin after its announcement at The Game Awards. It costs EUR 259.99 / USD 269.99 and is limited to 25k units worldwide. Pre-order.
  • 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.

But while launch is in August, there’s plenty more to unwrap before the year is out. Larian has announced the date for its festive Panel From Hell: Holy Knight, in which special guest Geoff Keighley will join Swen Vincke and the Larian team to delve deeper into their Game Awards announcements and detail the contents of Patch 9 for Baldur’s Gate 3. Patch 9 includes multiple highly anticipated additions to the early access game, including a new playable class.

Make sure to catch Panel From Hell: Holy Knight live on Twitch on Wednesday, December 14, at 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT / 7 p.m. CET. More information is available at panelfromhell.baldursgate3.game.

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