Announcement (& Excitement) Incoming
A website teasing the return of Bioware’s classic RPG series Baldur’s Gate was discovered late last night, and while nothing has been directly confirmed as of yet, speculation has started running rampant with some online sleuthing uncovering some interesting clues.
The teaser website, discovered by the folks over at Game Banshee, currently displays the familiar Baldur’s Gate skull logo along with the main theme from the original release playing in the background. A quote from the Forgotten Realms prophet Alaundo lies at the bottom of the screen, with character portraits making up the background for the page.
Further investigation by Game Banshee into the source code revealed some intriguing additional hints:
Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead : Infinity Engine
For years, I clung to the memory of it. Then the memory of the memory.
And then... it returned. Better than it was before.
Pore over the tapestries and works of art hanging from our walls if you wish, Child of Bhaal... perhaps you will find a clue. But patience, ah... patience would reveal it all.
As the silver moon waxes and wanes, so too does life.
Game Banshee were also able to confirm that whatever the project is, it is being developed by Beamdog, a team who provide digital downloads for games and have previously developed MDK 2 for WiiWare and MDK 2 HD for PC in a joint venture with publisher Interplay. To add further speculation to the news, Beamdog was co-founded by Trent Oster, a former member of BioWare who worked on Baldur’s Gate, lead the development of Neverwinter Nights, and was instrumental in designing the Eclipse engine that was used for Dragon Age. It was also revealed by Oster that Beamdog are not involved with the recently discovered Baldur’s Gate 2 Complete Edition that is coming to Steam, meaning Beamdog was working on something entirely different.
Of course, all of this could simply be leading towards the announcement of a HD remake of the original title for portable devices, but we all hope that a new entry is on the horizon, and we will keep you posted on any further developments. Whatever happens, more Minsk is good for everyone.