The last “Panel from Hell”” update from Larian Studios revealed an interesting origin character for Baldur’s Gate III called The Dark Urge.
If the name doesn’t give it away, based on the latest stream, being a Dark Urge character lets you pick some interesting and rather questionable choices that can definitely spice things up as the story unfolds.
According to Larian Studios, when starting the game as The Dark Urge, “you’ll begin Baldur’s Gate III with your memory lost after an unfortunate encounter between a parasitic tadpole and your brain. Now all that’s left is an insatiable urge—an urge that makes itself known in your subconscious, through your deepest thoughts and in your dialogue options.” Very intriguing indeed!
You can check out the latest and probably last Panel from Hell which details The Dark Urge in more detail. The stream is a bit lengthy but for your convenience, the time stamp for the character is automatically in the video below when you click it.
More details from the developer’s below:
Over the past three weeks, Larian has left a breadcrumb trail of clues leading to the reveal of their final playable Origin character in the community-driven murder mystery Blood in Baldur’s Gate. While the community was ultimately murdered themselves, their last waking moments revealed their brutal killer and his mysterious companion: their murderer is the final playable Origin hero Dark Urge, by default an imposing dragonborn with alabaster skin with eyes that glare with the piercing gaze of a predator.
Unlike Baldur’s Gate III‘s other playable protagonists (Origins), the Dark Urge is a fully customizable character. Their class, appearance, species and gender are completely up to you—after all, evil can reside within anyone, irrespective of how they appear.
Stepping into the role of the Dark Urge, you’ll begin Baldur’s Gate III with your memory lost after an unfortunate encounter between a parasitic tadpole and your brain. Now all that’s left is an insatiable urge—an urge that makes itself known in your subconscious, through your deepest thoughts and in your dialogue options.
Followers of Blood in Baldur’s Gate will already be familiar with the Dark Urge’s simple but effective modus operandi: to murder brutally and indiscriminately. Driven to commit some of the most lurid acts of violence that you’ll encounter in the game, to play as the Dark Urge means to either indulge your most depraved impulses or attempt to resist them.
The Dark Urge is guided by Sceleritas Fel, voiced by Brian Bowles (narrator in Divinity: Original Sin II). Fel is a vile and loyal servant who lives only to see Dark Urge return to your 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.
Baldur’s Gate III releases for the PC on August 3, with the PlayStation 5 following on September 6, 2023.