Dungeon Siege III

Dungeon Siege 3 announced

Square publisher, Obsidian developer...

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In a somewhat surprising move Square Enix today announced that they will publish Dungeon Siege 3 in development at Obsidian Entertainment (Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas) under supervision of the original developers Gas Powered Games and Chris Taylor.

Since starting out as a Microsoft owned property Dungeon Siege publishing rights later landed at Take Two, who published a PSP title, but now it seems the Japanese publisher who recently published Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander 2 will be handling the franchise from now on.

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Dungeon Siege 3 is in development for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and will be one of Square Enix' focus titles at E3.

Chris Taylor had the following to add to the press release:

"It has been 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".

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Here are a few bullet points from the press release:

* 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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