Baldur’s Gate 3 trailer revealed new character Gortash during Summer Game Fest

Baldur's Gate 3 Trailer Revealed New Character Named Gortash During Summer Game Fest
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As much as Baldur’s Gate 3 fans were expecting this, it didn’t take away from the excitement of the announcement. A short trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3 revealed a new character named Gortash during Summer Game Fest. We even got some snippets of some behind-the-scenes footage from voice actor behind Gortash, who is Jason Isaacs, a renowned actor.

Gortash character revealed in new Baldur’s Gate 3 trailer

Although the trailer of Baldur’s Gate 3 was short, it was sweet. We got a better look at Gortash, who surprisingly may not be a party member. Fans of the game have noted that Gortash will be one of the three main villains. Players on Reddit noticed that Gortash surprisingly looks like one of the silhouettes of the game’s villains.

This Dungeons & Dragons inspired action adventure RPG lets you create your own character, while being able to recruit many colorful characters. Perhaps we can bring Gortash to the party later on, or maybe he’ll stay the villain?

This new character wasn’t much of a surprise, as Larian Studios teased him through a Tweeted video. You can see Gortash speaking to General Ketheric Thorm, who was announced a few months ago. The General is also voiced by a popular actor, who is J.K. Simmons, known best for playing J. Jonah Jameson (Spider-Man) and Omni-Man (Invincible). Larian Studios is definitely stacking up quite a cast of voice actors for their latest Baldur’s Gate game.

Baldur's Gate 3 Trailer Revealed New Character Named Gortash During Summer Game Fest Jason Isaacs

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Gortash being the villain makes sense for Jason Isaacs, who’s best known for other bad guys like Captain Hook and Lucius Malfoy (Harry Potter). The trailer not only showed what Gortash looks like, but gave us sneak peaks into Jason Isaacs behind the scenes.

Currently, Baldur’s Gate 3 is availbale in Early Access, and you can play up to Act 1. There’s much more of the game to discover once it fully releases on August 31st on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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