Showing posts with label Larian Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Larian Studios. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Baldur's Gate 3 Announced

Larian Studios officially announces Baldur's Gate III with a brand-new trailer at Google Stadia Connect live-stream.

Only a week ago, Belgian developer Larian Studios started teasing an upcoming project to their official website with an "III" logo and soon some metadata from a video file eventually clarified that Baldur's Gate III is currently in works.

After having their critically acclaimed run on fantasy RPG series Divinity: Original Sin, the studio has teamed up with publisher Wizards of the Coast for their next adventure set into Baldur's Gate universe and unleashed it right before E3 2019.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Announced

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Below is an official teaser trailer that heralds a nightmarish threat that would consume all of Forgotten Realms.




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A lone, weary knight belonging to a group named Flaming Fist comes to a corner of a now-ravaged town. He then quickly draws his sword in anticipation of an unknown enemy approaching from behind but there was no one.

Suddenly, he starts puking blood with his teeth falling out and he goes through a vicious ceremorphosis process of horrible physical change, where he is slowly transformed into a Cthulhu-like psionic being called Mind Flayer.

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Apparently, there are no more plot details other than these creatures are invading and players would experience an immersive journey into the realm of Faerun with their friends or can sign up for a single-player adventure if they wish.

Baldur's Gate franchise released two mainline games along with a few expansion packs and the last entry in series was Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn from 2001, which really had its fan community waiting for near two decades for another sequel.

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No official release date for Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound is revealed yet but it is being developed for PC and Google Stadia platform, where it is going to be a launch title alongside titles like Darksiders: Genesis and Destiny 2.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Comes to Consoles

After experiencing massive success for their role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin in 2014, developer Larian Studios got on board for a sequel and Divinity: Original Sin 2 was released on September 14, 2017 for PC. It soon became a critically-acclaimed RPG title and starts topping Steam by leaving popular video games like Dota 2 and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds behind them at that time. Now to rule the consoles of next generations, it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform in August, 2018.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Comes to Consoles

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Below is the announcement trailer for Divinity: Original Sin 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, showcasing the world of fantasy and in-game aspects it offers.




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Realizing true potential within the game, Japanese video game development company and publisher Bandai Namco came forth to bring this RPG title to consoles to reach out for an even bigger crowd. This one was sort of inevitable as the developers eventually released Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One back in 2015, a year after initial release on PC following their immense triumph.

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Custom Character Creation

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Not only the game has a four-player online co-op mode but it also supports two-player split-screen. Divinity: Original Sin 2 lets players control six in-game characters for a turn-based combat system, each having their very own back stories and different personalities to match. Interestingly, you are allowed to create your own character as well. Flexibility in customizing the game as you see fit is truly satisfying when you cannot just assemble your group but also pick up skills for them too.

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Larian Studios started their journey with this sequel from Kickstarter and after they were successfully crowd-funded by the platform, DOS 2 followed the path of success just like it was destined to. Swen Vincke of the developer studio is actually a fan of Bandai Namco for their take on Dark Souls and The Witcher, which made him believe they can properly bring this RPG to its true appeal.

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Critically-Acclaimed RPG

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Since release, Divinity: Original Sin 2 has seen almost all sort of critic's praise that creative role-playing game could possibly hope for. It was declared "Game of the Year" by PC Gamer magazine and at The Game Awards 2017, DOS 2 was nominated as "Best Role-Playing Game", while becoming highest scoring PC game by Metacritic. Considering how Larian Studios previously treated the original game, console versions will surely see some improvements.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Following the success with fantasy role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios knew that they had to come up with a sequel for it and they eventually made it in 2014. However, the game was at Kickstarter and had to wait two more years to see its worldwide release after it surpassed its initial goal four times and over. So, this was a very positive sign for them to jump onto the game with the big boys, right?

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

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Unfortunately, the path to their goal wasn't as smooth as they thought as an accidental fire nearby had caused a massive power outage and left them in the dark, which was totally out of the blue. This also affected Larian's home studio along with a quarter of their city at Belgium. Last minute before the launch is always the most critical moments for the game developers because there are always major or minor issues that find a way to the release and needs fixing.

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So, they waited patiently until the power came but trouble was not over for them and they even thought that this launch is not going to happen. The team has then moved to another location with power but the Steam uploader was feeling very cooperative and refused to boot. You can see what the studio has gone though during the crisis in the clip below.




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After much-less waiting and struggle, the game finally saw the light and is currently doing well. In fact, the game is doing so well that it has already managed to secure its place on the Top Sellers List on Steam ahead of game like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider that has also released recently.

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Swen Vincke of Larian Studios have acknowledged that the non-English translations of the game will be slightly delayed for some change in the script but fans from France, Germany and Russia have requested to release it as it is now and the studio obliged. Hopefully by next week, they all will be updated. In an official Tweet, Larian Studios also announced that‏ Modding support is on its way.



Since the game has just dropped, we cannot give you in-depth details on Divinity: Original Sin 2 but we sure can help you take a peek at what's in store for you in this "Feature Trailer" below.




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The game will take place right after the story of its predecessor with the character Bishop Alexandar the Innocent. He made slaves of all the sorcerers upon declaring them as criminals. So, a small rebellion of four is formed against him to end his tyranny. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.