Release date: 17 June 2011
Official Dungeon Siege 3 Homepage
So, seeing as the release date is coming closer, I reckon making a thread is in order, especially seeing as I'm sure there are a number of people anticipating this game together with me.
Official News ArticleSquare Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX? interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announced today that DUNGEON SIEGE™ III will be available from 27th May, 2011, in Europe and other PAL territories, with an exclusive Limited Edition available for pre-orders. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the all-new incarnation of the classic action-RPG franchise will make its debut on high-def home video game consoles. This May, players will experience the much-awaited next chapter in the DUNGEON SIEGE lore on PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
In DUNGEON SIEGE III, players assume the role of one of four legionnaires in the crumbling kingdom of Ehb, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades. Conflict is constant and decisions have lasting consequences, allowing players to dictate the outcome of the tale. Do battle as a lone hero or fight alongside up to three friends and, thanks to robust AI, DUNGEON SIEGE III's co-op multiplayer mode allows players to seamlessly drop in and out of battle without interrupting the action or impacting the campaign.
Available exclusively for pre-orders, a limited edition Dungeon Siege III pack will be available in PAL territories featuring four unique in-game items available to activate on day of launch, enhancing and increasing your characters' abilities as they venture forth through the Kingdom of Ehb.
BTGames Information page.Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb's powerful factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen shaking magic and fearsome weapons.
DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.
* For the first time, play DUNGEON SIEGE on high-def consoles
* Players will be able to adventure by themselves or with friends in co-op multiplayer
* Uncover a deep story that only Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment can deliver
* Pick from unique and highly customizable character classes with a wide range of abilities to choose from
* Recruit companions with unique personalities, abilities and views on the world around them
* Players will have weighty decisions to make that will impact their alliances, enemies and the culmination of the story
It also has different rewards for pre-ordering at various retailers. No news yet on what BTGames will give us. Steam seems to offer the best deal, though.
Pre-order perksObsidian Entertainment and Square Enix have announced the official release date of Dungeon Siege 3, the action packed role play game.
The game is set to be released on May 31st 2011, and a large variety of retailer are adding in extras to offer in return for a customers pre order.
The majority of these pre order bonuses have been in appearing in the form of in-game bonuses, aimed at the big gamers and fans of the first two Dungeon Siege games.
Below are a few examples of these bonuses.
Amazon: Bite of Arakun – Grants the player the ability to poison enemies with lingering injury or soften their defences, leaving them vulnerable for follow-up attacks.
Best Buy: Sacred Heart of the Legion – Increases a player’s health and pushes close combat assailants back each time the bearer is struck in battle.
GameStop: Burning Band of Scorch – This exclusive pre order in-game ring increases the raw damage of a player’s attacks and sets all foes ablaze with any weapon.
Talisman of the Grand Mage – This exclusive pre order in-game necklace reduces incoming damage on the player and grants the ability to lash out with a mystical attack that injures enemies in close-range combat.
However, retailer Steam have gone for something completely different, and the best value for the pre order deal.
With Steam, you get both ‘Dungeon Siege’, and ‘Dungeon Siege 2′ for free. That’s two absolutely free digital game copies.
This deal only seems to be worth the money however, if you do not already own the first two games.
Walmart also offer a mini strategy guide for the game, as well as a Dark Horse comic with their offer.
Dungeon Siege 3 will be released for the PC, Xbox360, and the PlayStation 3, for an average price of ?40.
System Requirements according to BTGames.
Intel Processor - Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz AMD Processor - Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+Nvidia Graphics Card - GeForce GTS 240 ATI Graphics Card - Radeon HD 3870RAM (Memory) - 2 GB Hard Disk Space - 4 GBDirect X - 9