UPDATE: The source code behind the teaser website includes cryptic references to the Baldur's Gate series and lore:

  • 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.

ORIGINAL STORY: A new Baldur's Gate game is in development, a new website has teased.

Yesterday a teaser site at BaldursGate.com launched with the series' trademark skull symbol.

On the website is a quote, from Forgotten Realms prophet Alaundo: "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 also features the stirring theme song and images from the 1998 original.

So, who's behind this new Baldur's Gate?

GameBanshee reports the developer is Beamdog, a company co-founded by BioWare veteran Trent Oster. Oster worked on Baldur's Gate, lead the development of Neverwinter Nights and its expansions, and worked for two years as the Director of Technology and lead the development on BioWare's Eclipse Engine, which powers Dragon Age. He left BioWare in June 2009.

Beamdog issued a statement confirming an announcement proper is on the way. It does not relate to the rumoured Steam re-releases of the original series.

The last Baldur's Gate game was 2004's Dark Alliance 2, developed by the now-defunct Black Isle Studios.

At a press conference in 2008 Atari revealed plans to revisit the likes of Baldur's Gate, Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter Nights and Test Drive Unlimited (which it did).

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