Hold your tentacles, Baldur’s Gate 3 hits early access in September

Come the 30th of September, Larian Studios will be putting Baldur’s Gate 3 in early access on Steam and Stadia.

The early access release will contain act 1 of the game, which is supposed to be roughly 25 hours of content. Larian even dug into the statistics, in case 25 hours doesn’t sound like a lot of content. The early access launch has some 45,980 lines of English dialogue, 596 characters and 146 spells and actions. There are five recruitable Origin characters – elf/vampire rogue Astarion, human wizard Gale, Githyanki warrior Lae’zel, half-elf cleric Shadowheart, and human warlock Wyll – with more on the way. Six player classes will playable.

That’s a hefty amount of content, offering a good chance to dig into the game’s various systems to see how they work. Larian says that the game promises a “depth of reactivity” and I can’t wait to see how things pan out across different choices.

If you have an hour or so to kill, you can catch the panel here.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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