BaldursGate.com has been updated with
fresh graphics and a familiar epic tune, heralding the resurrection
of BioWare's popular role-playing series. The site sports the series'
trademark skull and a passage from the prophet Alaundo,
stating, “The Lord of Murder shall perish, but in his doom he shall
spawn a score of mortal progeny, chaos will be sown by their
The website source code reveals even
more clues and Baldur's Gate references. It also hints that the game
will be made using an updated version of the Infinity Engine, which
was used to create the original back in 1998.
Collectively, the source code message currently reads:
February 29, 2012 -->
Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead : Infinity Engine -->
Take heart fellow adventurers, for you have curried the favor of Boo,
the only miniature giant space hamster in the Realm!
I can teach you how to use your wrath. -->”
is different from yesterday's hidden message, which read:
“Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead :
For years, I clung to the memory of it.
Then the memory of the memory.
And then... it returned. Better than it
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.”
According to GameBanshee, the game is
coming from Beamdog, a digital distribution company founded by former BioWare
designer Tim Oster, and the same studio responsible for the HD port
of MDK 2. Though he would not confirm how and when Baldur's Gate
would return, he did say his team is, “hoping to announce something