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Baldur's Gate gets a new expansion with Siege of Dragonspear

Minsc and Boo are back! Baldur's Gate gets another expansion at the end of March.

The Baldur’s Gate series is getting a new expansion on March 31st, 18 years after the first game in the series was released. That might seem like too long a time to even bother, but the cRPG genre has experienced a recent resurgence thanks to games like Pillars of Eternity. And with the Baldur’s Gate series updated for modern PCs with the enhanced editions, this could be the best time for Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. You can check out the recently released opening cut scene in the above video.

This expansion fills the time gap between the first and second games. At the end of Baldur’s Gate, your character and their friends have defeated Sarevok and saved the Sword Coast from his attempt to claim the empty throne of Bhaal, the God of Murder.

...Who just so happens to be your father.

In Siege of Dragonspear, Baldur’s Gate and the Sword Coast are again under attack, and rumors hint that it might be another child of Bhaal leading the army. Siege adds new zones, items, and characters. Since it’s made by the same developers responsible for the enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate, players will be able to import their characters from that game, play through Siege, and then continue the adventure in Baldur’s Gate II.

Are you excited for another trip to the Sword Coast? Let us know in the comments.

Published Mar. 23rd 2016

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