You might be surprised to learn that Baldur's Gate 3 is the kind of game in which you can have sexual relations with a druid shape-shifted into animal form, specifically, into that of a bear (a Grizzly, to our discerning eye).
You shouldn't be, though, considering Commander Shepard's own amorous adventures; a decade earlier, BioWare was exploring the kinds of inter-party hanky panky in Baldur's Gate that would go on to cause such a stir once fully realised in the later Mass Effect series.
Fast forward to 2023, and we are just over a month from the release of Baldur's Gate 3, a sequel as eagerly anticipated in some parts of the internet as Half-Life 3. Developed this time by Larian Studios, the wizards behind Divinity: Original Sin 2 (an outstanding RPG in its own right), Larian held its Panel from Hell over the weekend, which got so spicy at one stage that TikTok pulled the studio's stream. You can get just a taste in the clip shared on Twitter below:
Larian's Director of Publishing, Michael Douse, later Tweeted that TikTok had cancelled the studio's stream (which was pulled from the service an hour before it ended) because "it was too artistic and they don't understand." Head honcho Swen Vincke said, of the ursine sex scene, that "every single person who’s seen it is like, 'oh my god.' But it’s funny."
Baldur's Gate 3 comes to PS5 on 6th September, meaning we won't have much longer to wait to discover its many, many mysteries. Considering some of us have been waiting for this one since Shadows of Amn released in 2000, we will be counting down the days. Do you believe that true love defies our physical forms? Let us know in the comments section below.