LOS ANGELES (February 3, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today 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 high-definition home video game consoles alongside its familiar place on PC Windows-based machines. This May, players will experience the much-awaited next chapter in the DUNGEON SIEGE lore on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
In DUNGEON SIEGE III, players assume the role of one of four heroes, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades and to restore the land of Ehb. Conflict is constant in this action-RPG and decisions have lasting consequences, allowing players to alter the storyline. Choose to do battle as a lone hero or fight for honor in the co-op mode with up to three friends. Thanks to the 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.
In addition, Square Enix is offering exclusive incentives for players who preorder DUNGEON SIEGE III at the following retail outlets:
Receive two exclusive in-game items by preordering at GameStop
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 MageThis 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 I and DUNGEON SIEGE II games as a gift with purchase through Steam
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.
Receive a limited preorder exclusive in-game ring
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.
Another exclusive preorder in-game amulet
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.
“DUNGEON SIEGE has returned and it’s better than ever. We [Square Enix] have partnered with Obsidian to bring this critically acclaimed classic franchise back in an all new, re-imagined form,” said Ami Blaire, vice president of marketing at Square Enix, Inc. “With its heart-pounding action, epic lore and an endless variety of quests, DUNGEON SIEGE III is a must-have for any video game collection.”
Prepare to honor thy legion and reclaim the kingdom of Ehb in the ultimate DUNGEON SIEGE experience on May 31, 2011. For more information and to preorder now, visit: www.dungeonsiege.com.