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Square Enix announces Obsidian-developed Dungeon Siege III [Update]

Monday, 7th June 2010 15:21 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Update: Shots added below.

Original: Square Enix has announced Dungeon Siege III for PC, PS3 and 360, bring the RPG series to consoles for the first time.

The game will be developed by Obsidian Entertainment “under the supervision” of original developer Gas Powered Games and boss Chris Taylor.

The game will feature four-player co-op, with it being made with a “totally multiplayer experience” by letting you play “with friends or online”.

According to the French press release, the game’s environment will evolve over time, depending on what choices have been made by the player.

That’s basically it. If you speak French, read the PR below.

Thanks, AGB.

There’s no date yet.

Square Enix annonce collaboration avec Obsidian Entertainment pour Dungeon Siege 3

Le flambeau a été passé pour cette nouvelle incarnation du RPG d’action classique

Square Enix a dévoilé aujourd’hui son partenariat avec Obsidian Entertainment sur DUNGEON SIEGE 3. Sous la supervision de Gas Powered Games, créateur des premiers opus de la série, Obsidian Entertainment va développer le nouvel épisode de la franchise DUNGEON SIEGE, Square Enix tenant le rôle d’éditeur. Disponible pour la première fois sur une console de salon HD, DUNGEON SIEGE 3 sortira sur le système PlayStation®3, la console Xbox 360® de Microsoft et sur PC (Windows).

DUNGEON SIEGE 3 est représentatif de la stratégie de partenariat mise en place récemment par Square Enix auprès des développeurs occidentaux et de ses efforts pour augmenter sa présence sur le marché nord-américain. Le jeu associera les meilleurs caractéristiques de la franchise DUNGEON SIEGE à l’expertise d’Obsidian Entertainment, afin de faire évoluer l’expérience de ce RPG d’action. Outre sa première apparition sur les consoles HD, le jeu proposera également un tout nouveau mode coopération permettant à quatre joueurs de rejoindre la partie.

“C’est un honneur et un plaisir de faire partie de la légende de DUNGEON SIEGE, a déclaré Feargus Urquhart, PDG et co-fondateur d’Obsidian Entertainment. Ce partenariat avec Square Enix est une étape importante pour Obsidian et la franchise, et les qualités des deux sociétés en matière de scénario seront visibles tout au long du jeu.”

Créé à l’origine par Chris Taylor et son studio acclamé par la critique Gas Powered Games®, le jeu sera développé sous la supervision de Taylor. Alliant un gameplay intuitif de jeu d’action à un système de jeu de rôle qui a fait ses preuves, DUNGEON SIEGE 3 se déroulera dans un monde immersif où chaque décision du joueur aura des conséquences.

“Nous sommes honorés de travailler avec des développeurs aussi talentueux qu’Obsidian Entertainment, qui peuvent compter à leur actif des jeux parmi les plus exaltants et accrocheurs de ces dernières années, affirme John Yamamoto, président et PDG de Square Enix, Inc. Square Enix s’est engagé à étoffer son catalogue de jeux en proposant une large gamme de genres et nous sommes certains de pouvoir fournir l’expérience ultime de DUNGEON SIEGE que les fans attendent.”

Histoire

L’équilibre fragile entre les puissantes factions du royaume d’Ehb a été rompu avec l’éclatement de ces dernières. Vous incarnez l’un des derniers membres des protecteurs du royaume tombés en disgrâce, la Dixième Légion, et vous êtes le seul à pouvoir unifier les terres et empêcher Ehb de plonger dans les ténèbres. Rejoint par un groupe de compagnons uniques, vous voyagerez à travers les terres magnifiques d’Ehb pour combattre toutes sortes de monstres et de malfrats en combinant votre maîtrise des armes, votre magie et votre ruse.
DUNGEON SIEGE 3 allie un gameplay intuitif de jeu d’action, un système de jeu de rôle bien rôdé offrant un large choix de compétences, un mode multijoueur approfondi et un scénario intense digne des plus grands titres Square Enix et Obsidian Entertainment.

Caractéristiques

• Pour la première fois, jouez à DUNGEON SIEGE sur une console HD

• Les joueurs pourront partir à l’aventure sans quitter leur canapé, avec des amis ou en ligne pour une expérience totalement multijoueur.

• Découvrez un scénario intense digne des plus grandes productions Square Enix et Obsidian Entertainment

• Choisissez un personnage original et personnalisable disposant d’une gamme variée de capacités parmi plusieurs classes disponibles

• Recrutez des compagnons à la personnalité unique qui réagissent aux alliances et aux inimitiés

• Les joueurs verront leur environnement évoluer en fonction des choix qu’ils feront

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27 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    “the first time the series has come to consoles”

    Oh well, it can’t be worse then the second game anyway.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. NGCes26294BIV

    So, let’s get this straight…

    KOTOR
    NWN
    Fallout

    …and now Dungeon Siege.

    Is there any strong franchise that Obsidian haven’t been given to butcher?

    They’re like the Treyarch of the RPG world. Ooooh, burn.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    This post reeks of onions

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Mike W

    Is this their secret project?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Mon dieu!

    I’ve never played Dungeon Siege. Is it any good?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    To be fair their only original IP was insanely poor, so i guess they’re better off just sticking to ready-made concepts.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. NGCes26294BIV

    “To be fair their only original IP was insanely poor”

    All the more reason NOT to give them more things to ruin… :p

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Amored

    @2 – Obsidian did not butcher KOTOR. Obsidian did not butcher NWN. Obsidian will not butcher Fallout :)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Some screens there.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    I wish these developers stop touching old PC franchises.
    Why not to try something new and COOL for consoles?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mington

    The press release is in English now
    http://www.allgamesbeta.info/2010/06/square-enix-announces-dungeon-siege-3.html

    now it stinks of roast beef

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    I know a lot of pc gamers happy to know there is a new DUNGEON SIEG

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Hunam

    SIEG HEIL!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Hybridpsycho

    Obsidian Entertainment has alot of potential and they know what is required to make a good game, however they’ve failed on strongly important parts in games such as Alpha Protocol.

    But seriously, all game-devs sucked from the start. Perhaps you liked their first games, but you would whine on them today.

    Anyways, I’m happy to see a Dungeon Siege 3 game. Even if I didn’t like the 2nd game that much I’m putting some hopes in this. :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Amored

    So… Obsidian made ONE less than average game, and therefore we should see them as too incompetent to be making a Dungeon Siege-game? That’s just stupid.

    Obsidian is among the better developers.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Old MacDonald

    Why aren’t Microsoft involved in this, BTW?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. GwynbleiddiuM

    @2: Well.. you can add Alpha Protocol and a canned Aliens MMO to their gr8 resume. I was wondering how many canned titles out there and we don’t know about ‘em?

    @16: cause microsoft does not own the IP rights, Chris T. does.

    @15: No it’s not stupid, but it can turn out good if Chris Taylor is directly involved with development.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Amored

    Woot? So when a developer make one bad game, they suck forever?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    Well they developed and released 3 games and 2 of them sucked ass and one of them was “OK”. Their track record is sub par at best.

    They are like the Treyarch where they take a franchise from a great company and they mess it up.

    @14 Bioware’s games starting out did not suck, nor did Blizzard’s and I can list many others. Obsidian have a skill with messing things up, I wouldn’t expect any less with Fall out: New Vegas.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Amored

    So, which games did they fuck up? And which of the was “OK”?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    Protocol Alpha and KOTOR 2 were fucked and NWN 2 was OK.

    Though I will give KOTOR 2 some credit it was more of Lucas Arts fault demanding the game to be done as fast as possible.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Amored

    To me, Alpha Protocol is OK, NWN 2 is great, and KOTOR 2 is awesome! I like KOTOR 2 better than KOTOR 1 to be honest. But that’s just a matter of opinion.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. GwynbleiddiuM

    @22 Then you sir have no idea whatsoever a good game look likes.. the fact that you’re saying Alpha Protocol is OK, pretty much says where are you coming from. you wanna know what is OK? FallOut 3 was OK, if you only forget about the “FallOut” part …

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @23 I so agree with you sir. Can’t say more.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Amored

    @23 – So because I have a different opinion than you, I don’t know anything about games, and my opinion is basically worthless, because you are always right? With no exception…?

    I’m not saying you are wrong, I’m just saying I have a different opinion.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    @25 No I didn’t said your opinion is worthless it’s more like it’s inaccurate. KOTOR2 was a good game but could not live up to expectations. Alpha Protocol supposed to be Obsidian’s version of Mass Effect but they did everything and I mean everything wrong. and NWN2, personally I didn’t like NWN2 much, but I loved NWN. although NWN2 is still a good game. I’m sorry if I sounded a bit over the line I meant no harm.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Amored

    It’s all good. I guess I just don’t require too much from games. I buy just about every game that seems slightly interesting, and I enjoy the majority of them. My expectations for Alpha Protocol were high last year, but then my expectations drastically turned. I barely remembered the game. I forgot that I had pre-ordered it and suddenly I just found it in my mailbox. I was REALLY disappointed when I first started playing it, but it got a bit better. It feels very “arcadish”, and there are some bugs, but there are some very cool moments, i think. What saves the game, for me, is the story. I find it very interesting. I won’t finish the game anytime soon, though. Not because I don’t want, but because I rarely finish any game, unless I really wanna find out what happens. Take Dragon Age, for example; I LOVE that game, but I rarely play it, because I don’t want it to end. Same thing with Fallout 3. The only games I tend to finish “fast” are pure FPSs.

    Anyhoo, no hard feelings xD

    #27 5 years ago

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