Square Enix announces partnership with Obsidian Entertainment for Dungeon Siege 3
The torch has been passed to this new incarnation of the classic action RPG
Square Enix has announced today its partnership with Obsidian Entertainment on Dungeon Siege 3. Under the supervision of Gas Powered Games, creator of the first installment in the series, Obsidian Entertainment will develop the next installment in the Dungeon Siege franchise, Square Enix taking the role of publisher. Available for the first time on a home console HD Dungeon Siege 3 will be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 from Microsoft and PC.
Dungeon Siege 3 is representative of the partnership strategy recently implemented by Square Enix to developers and Western efforts to increase its presence in the North American market. The game will combine the best features of the franchise Dungeon Siege expertise of Obsidian Entertainment, in order to change the experience of this action RPG. In addition to his first appearance on the HD consoles, the game will also feature a new cooperative mode, allowing four players to join.
"It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of the legend of Dungeon Siege," said Feargus Urquhart, CEO and co-founder of Obsidian Entertainment. This partnership with Square Enix is a milestone for the franchise and Obsidian, and the qualities of both companies in terms of scenario will be visible throughout the game "
Originally created by Chris Taylor and his critically acclaimed studio Gas Powered Games, the game will be developed under the supervision of Taylor. Combining an intuitive gameplay action game a role-playing that has proven Dungeon Siege takes place in an immersive world where every decision you make have consequences.
"We are honored to work with talented developers Obsidian Entertainment, which can rely on their balance sheets among the most exhilarating game and grabbing the last few years," said John Yamamoto, president and CEO of Square Enix, Inc.. Square Enix has committed to expand its catalog of games by offering a wide range of genres and we're confident we can provide the ultimate experience in Dungeon Siege that fans expect. "
The delicate balance between the powerful factions of the kingdom of Ehb was lost with the collapse of the latter. You play as one of the last protectors of the kingdom fell into disgrace, the Tenth Legion, and you're the only one who can unify the land and prevent Ehb plunge into darkness. Joined by a unique group of companions, you will travel through the beautiful land of Ehb to combat all kinds of monsters and villains by combining your knowledge of weapons, you and your magic trick.
Dungeon Siege 3 combines an intuitive gameplay action game, a role-play well rounded offering a wide range of expertise, an extensive multiplayer mode and a scenario worthy of the most intense headlines Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment.
• For the first time, play Dungeon Siege on a console HD
• Players can go on an adventure without leaving their couch, with friends or online multiplayer experience completely.
• Find intense a scenario worthy of the greatest productions Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment
• Choose a character original and customizable with a variety of capacities among several classes available
• Recruit companions to the unique personality that react to the alliances and enmities
• Players will see their environment change depending on the choices they make