Square Enix Taps Obsidian Entertainment for Dungeon Siege 3

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Now that Alpha Protocol is out the door, Obsidian Entertainment is moving on to its next big production, collaborating with Square Enix and Gas Powered Games to develop Dungeon Siege 3 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Gas Powered Games head honcho Chris Taylor will serve solely as an advisor, with Obsidian fully in charge of the game’s development.

Dungeon Siege 3 will be an action-RPG like previous installments, but as an Obsidian game you can expect a few new things, most notably a deeper RPG system and a storyline based on choices and consequences. It’ll also feature an all-new co-op mode, for those who enjoy hacking and slashing with friends.

And yeah, it’ll probably be a bit buggy and unpolished too, but hey, that’s just how Obsidian rolls!

On his involvement, Taylor comments, “It’s a great pleasure to collaborate with Obsidian. They are a very talented developer who really knows what it takes to build a deep and engaging RPG experience, and I can’t think of a better group to continue the DUNGEON SIEGE series.”

“It’s a distinct privilege and thrill to become a part of the DUNGEON SIEGE legacy,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO and Co-Founder of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. “This partnership with Square Enix is a milestone for both Obsidian and the franchise, and the two companies’ strengths for compelling characters and storytelling will shine throughout DUNGEON SIEGE 3.”

“With their proven track record of developing some of the most exciting and engaging games in recent memory, we are honored to be working with such a talented developer as Obsidian Entertainment,” said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. “Square Enix is committed to expanding our portfolio of games across a wide variety of genres and we are confident we will deliver the ultimate DUNGEON SIEGE experience that fans are looking for.”

About DUNGEON SIEGE 3

Story:
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 pure cunning.

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.

Features:
* 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.

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