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Baldur's Gate website teases series' return, space hamsters

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 passage.”

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. -->”

This is different from yesterday's hidden message, which read:

“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.”

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 soon.”

15 comments

  • IceBlueKirby - March 1, 2012 10:02 p.m.

    I never did play the originals, but they're obviously good, so maybe I'll check out this new game. I hope maybe when the series gets resurrected they'll make another Dark Alliance, but I'm probably alone in that regard.
  • Spacem0nkey77 - March 1, 2012 9:40 p.m.

    instant time machine when I visited the sight......GO FOR THE EYES BOO!!! GO FOR THE EYES!!
  • Myko - March 1, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    A tear dropped from my eye when i visited the website, just the music, character portraits, BG symbol, whoa, what a great feeling, this made my day!
  • Peguin - March 1, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    Yeaaaahhhh booooyyyy get me down the mines and let me fight some kabolds!!!
  • Wade D McGinnis - March 1, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    Must breath...remember to breath....what did I have to remember about....Gate....Gate..../RIP breathing
  • Jayseph - March 1, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Insanely excited about this news. Shadows of Amn is one of my favourite games of all time. Human Paladin plus Minsc, Aerie, Imoen, Anomen and Mazzy FTW!!
  • Myko - March 1, 2012 4:43 p.m.

    haha nice, I had the exact same party build!!!
  • mwe12 - March 1, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    lol
  • ZhugeLiang - March 1, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    Seeing the old school gamers on GR come out to support this news warms my heart
  • Myko - March 1, 2012 4:44 p.m.

    +1 fo sho
  • Ausoi - March 1, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    I hope it's a HD remake, IMO, this is the greatest game series of all time, close second would be fallout and PS:T.
  • Joaovpo - March 1, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    I agree, plus I would add Arcanum as a fourth, these are the best games in my opinion, I hope they don't screw the Baldur's Gate series. *nerdgasm*
  • LSZ - March 1, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    Arcanum really did have an awesome world but I thought the really crappy combat held it back a bit. I agree on Planescape Torment though. Whenever I think of one game that I could label as my favourite game of all-time, PS T is the one that always comes to mind first. What an incredibly story that was to play through.
  • RabidAnt - March 1, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    Oh please oh please oh please oh please.
  • ZhugeLiang - March 1, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTT!!!

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