Baldur’s Gate 3 Introduces Playable Dark Urge, Antagonist Orin the Red, Romance Trailer & Character Customization

Larian Studios has revealed new gameplay information for the upcoming Baldur’s Gate 3. The final playable Origin character, Dark Urge, has been introduced, “by default an imposing dragonborn with alabaster skin and eyes that glare with the piercing gaze of a predator.”

Unlike the other protagonists, Dark Urge is a fully customizable character, including class, appearance, species, and gender. Those who play as the Dark Urge will enact pretty severe acts of violence and an urge to do the unthinkable. This is due to a parasitic tadpole infecting their brain, also causing memory loss.

“The Dark Urge is guided by Sceleritas Fel, voiced by Brian Bowles (narrator in Divinity: Original Sin 2). Fel is a vile and loyal servant who lives only to see the Dark Urge return to its rightful, bloodstained path. His words of encouragement are like a poison in your mind, fueling your impulses – but it’s a poison that tastes like honey, if you’re so inclined.

Despite your impulses as the Dark Urge, you are still a member of an adventuring party facing an arduous journey to Baldur’s Gate. Your party, in spite of your urges, will do its best to be there for you. For those party members you grow closest to, you can still form relationships and romances – but how they manifest compared to the others, however, is a tale only you can tell.”

Moreover, the third and final antagonist, Orin the Red, voiced by Maggie Robertson, was teased. She’s a shapeshifting murderer aiming to cause inestimable havoc in the city.

Players can look forward to the following character creation teaser:

  • New skin options like freckles, vitiligo, scars
  • New tattoo designs
  • Heterochromia
  • Lip makeup customization
  • Accessories like earrings and piercings
  • Horn color customization for Tieflings

You can view new screenshots and key art for Baldur’s Gate 3 via our gallery below:

We’ll keep you updated on the release of Baldur’s Gate 3.

You can view the romance trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3 below:

For more Baldur’s Gate 3, you can view the full Panel From Hell showcase below:

Baldur’s Gate 3 will release one month early on PC, with an official release date of August 3, 2023. The PlayStation 5 version is set to release on September 6, 2023,

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