Baldur's Gate 3 screenshot of the cinematic trailer with logo

[Update #2]: After three years in Early Access, Baldur's Gate 3 has now launched to overwhelming praise!

[Update]: Baldur's Gate 3 has now launched into Early Access with around 25 hours of content.

After quite a bit of speculation, Larian Studios have now released an extended gameplay preview for Baldur's Gate 3 and confirmed that the combat will be turn-based rather than real-time. For me this is positive news as the isometric combat system never really gelled with me, especially since it already played like a turn-based game with all of the pausing, but I can definitely understand if any die-hard Baldur's Gate fans might feel a bit disappointed by this announcement.

Whatever camp you might belong to, I'd still highly recommend you check out the recently showcased demo as it'll give you a pretty darn good idea of just what Baldur's Gate 3 truly has to offer, both in combat and outside of it. The demo presentation itself is also pretty fun, especially when things break down in unexpected ways, so have a peek:

Besides the gameplay preview, Larian Studios have also released the lengthy cinematic intro. It sadly doesn't feature any hilarious glitches like the video above, but it does at least have a couple of badass dragons to compensate!

I'd love to show you more, but that's pretty much it as far as this round of reveals is concerned. Once more gameplay previews become available I'll make sure to let you know, but until then you can keep an eye on Baldur's Gate 3 over at the official website.