During today’s Sony State of Play 2023, Larian Studios announced that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be available on PlayStation 5 on August 31, 2023.
Along with the release date, a brand-new trailer showed off various character classes, split-screen multiplayer, and numerous battles. Even J.K. Simmons showed up, and it was found out that he was going to play the antagonist General Ketheric Thorm.
“Ketheric is a man with complex ambitions and motivations, so in searching for his voice, we knew we needed to work with a renowned character actor who could deliver the kind of nuanced performance we were looking for – so we decided to cast J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Spider-Man),” director Swen Vincke told the PlayStation Blog. “While we expected it, we were still amazed at how much his performance helped deepen the character. We’ll introduce you to two more antagonists over the coming months – keep an eye out.”
Larian Studios also showed off the Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition and confirmed split-screen co-op and controller support in addition to revealing its new protagonist.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is the follow-up to BioWare’s classic RPGs from the 1990s. It was first announced in 2019. Larian Studios, which was responsible for the critically acclaimed Divinity: series “Original Sin.”
PC and PlayStation 5 versions of Baldur’s Gate 3 are planned for release. For everything that was revealed during today’s stream, go here.