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...Now, finally, a new Baldur’s Gate game is on the way – just don’t call it a sequel. Digital game distributor BeamDog (who owns Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition developer Overhaul Games) confirmed that a brand-new installment in the series is in the works. However, instead of pushing the series’ “Bhaalspawn Saga” forward, the new title will fill in the gap between the original Baldur’s Gate and its sequel...

http://gamerant.com/new-baldurs-gate-development/

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YES!
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WOOT!!!!!
 
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What?! AWESOME!!!!

Edit: After reading the link, I'm skeptical though. Looks like it could very easily be a big disappointment.
Edited by Serandur - 1/10/15 at 10:06pm
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Noooo!!! Dang it! There was little to nothing happening between the first game and the 2nd game. They can't make a full-length BG game with that... BLAH! I HATE Prequels of any kind. They always suck because you know how they will end, which is the climax of every good story!
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Noooo!!! Dang it! There was little to nothing happening between the first game and the 2nd game. They can't make a full-length BG game with that... BLAH!

I disagree. The whole aftermath of Sarevok's original defeat and it's impacts on the Sword Coast were not elaborated on in any detail in any of the games, and there is quite a bit that could have happened.
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I HATE Prequels of any kind. They always suck because you know how they will end, which is the climax of every good story!

Well, they can't really make a sequel unless you want them to simply reuse the name, as the protagonist is either an ultra powerful mortal at the end of his/her adventuring career, or an outright deity.
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I'd be excited, but I honestly haven't even pass the halfway point of BG 1 yet, let alone the BG 1 expansion, 2 and it's expansion. : (
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I disagree. The whole aftermath of Sarevok's original defeat and it's impacts on the Sword Coast were not elaborated on in any detail in any of the games, and there is quite a bit that could have happened.
Well, they can't really make a sequel unless you want them to simply reuse the name, as the protagonist is either an ultra powerful mortal at the end of his/her adventuring career, or an outright deity.

Unless an ancient evil (Irenicus' Teddy Bear or whatever) is to awake and strip the protagonist of his powers or a coalition of Gods decides the protagonist was too powerful for a mortal, thus he was exiled or again stripped of his powers, etc. There are SO many ways to make it straight once more!
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There are SO many ways to make it straight once more!

I'd really rather they avoid the old cliche of stripping a character of power so they can build an new cash cow around the name. Better to let CHARNAME retire gracefully after Throne of Bhaal, and tell us a new original story, IMO.

Not that this new Baldur's Gate is likely to be very original, unless it's Baldur's Gate in name only, but if they have to tell a new story about the same characters, the time between BG1 and 2 is really the only place they could fit it in.
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unless it's being devolved by InXile and Obsidian in a joint a deal ....meh i prefer original devs with titles, specially older ones. I kickstarted WL2 fora reason but, hey the games not over till the reviews are out, I have seen some games successfully revived by other studios just very rarely.

Also it could be non cannon or spin off or prequel or something, as far as the post about story line go, that i'm seeing above.
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