Square Enix has announced that Dungeon Siege III will be available at North American retailers on May 31, 2011. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., the all-new incarnation of the classic action-RPG franchise will make its debut on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. I actually liked Obsidian’s last game, Alpha Protocol, it could have been more polished in a lot of ways but its depth and decision logic was on point so I know this will at least be great on those fronts.
Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb’s 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 prevent Ehb from descending 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.
In addition, Square Enix is offering exclusive incentives for players who preorder Dungeon Siege III at the following retail outlets:
- Burning Band of Scorch
- This exclusive preorder 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 preorder 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.
- Relive the classic Dungeon Siege III and Dungeon Siege III games as a gift
- Players who prepurchase Dungeon Siege III will get three games for the price of one, as Valve will offer single-player versions of both Dungeon Siege I and Dungeon Siege II as free downloads for PC platforms.
- Bite of the Arakun
- Grants the player the ability to poison enemies with lingering injury or soften their defenses, leaving them vulnerable for follow-up attacks.
- Sacred Heart of the Legion
- Increases a player’s health and pushes close combat assailants back each time the bearer is struck in battle.
- Mini-comic and strategy guide
- Pick up the DUNGEON SIEGE mini-comic from Dark Horse Comics and a free mini-strategy guide from Prima Games with a preorder at Walmart.
Prepare to honor thy legion and reclaim the kingdom of Ehb in the ultimate DUNGEON SIEGE experience on May 31, 2011.