Dungeon Siege III News

Inside Obsidian: How RPG's greatest survivors kept the lights on

"They say the path to Hell is paved with good intentions."

Over the years, I've come to know what to expect from Obsidian, or so I thought. Obsidian makes RPGs, beautiful, intriguing, sometimes slightly shonky RPGs with great writing and vivid characters and just a lingering trace of thriftiness. They make games where the concepts, where the soul, trumps the budget.

Is Obsidian's new RPG called Eternity?

Countdown points to Friday as new clues emerge.

The number four has become a number three - it was a countdown rather than a number symbolic of the new Project X RPG that Obsidian has been teasing.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sells 2.18 million

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sells 2.18 million

While Dungeon Siege 3 manages 820,000.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sold 2.18 million copies between launch and 30th September, publisher Square Enix has revealed in its bi-annual financial report.

800,000 of those were bought in North America and 1.38 million in Europe.

The publisher also announced that Obsidian-developed RPG Dungeon Siege 3 has now sold 820,000 units, of which 20,000 were bought in Japan, 320,000 in North America and 480,000 in Europe.

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EU PlayStation Store update - 26th Oct

EU PlayStation Store update - 26th Oct

Sony discusses Payday Heist absence.

There's still no Payday: The Heist on the European PlayStation Store. But Sony offered a few words about the game's continued absence.

"We are close to being able to confirm the release date of Payday: The Heist and are just waiting for Sony Online Entertainment to provide 100 per cent confirmation, which we hope will be with us later today," wrote EU PlayStation blog manager James Gallagher. "Sony Europe and SOE are working hard to get the game in your hands as soon as possible; thank you for your patience."

The content that is available this week relates to Halloween, which happens on Monday, 31st October. There's a sale, which includes a half-price deal on the Prince of Persia trilogy, plus extra discounts for members of PlayStation Plus.

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Dungeon Siege 3 DLC announced

Dungeon Siege 3 DLC announced

Treasures of the Sun expansion in October.

Action RPG sequel Dungeon Siege 3 gets a beefy DLC expansion this October on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher Square Enix has announced.

Expected to sell for $9.99, Treasures of the Sun will include a new plot arc and additional quests set in the new environment of Aranoi Desert. You'll be searching for a lost Legion hero and rifling through a "forgotten abbey" for a long-lost Azunite treasure.

The DLC also adds in various new abilities and raises the level cap from 30 to 35. There'll be new monsters to fight and items to pick up, and a new Enchanting system that lets players enhance their weapons and armour.

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Out This Week - 17/06/11

Zelda! Alice! Dungeon Siege! Child of Eden!

This week sees the return of a true classic in the world of gaming - a sequel to American McGee's Alice game! Ah, we kid. We mean Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 3D.

Dungeon Siege III demo announced

Dungeon Siege III demo announced

Xbox 360 gets it first.

A demo for Dungeon Siege III is available for exploration on Xbox 360 from 31st May, publisher Square Enix has announced.

Everyone else will have to wait a week - the sampler goes live for PC and PlayStation 3 on 7th June.

The full Obsidian-developed dungeon crawler then follows on 17th June. For more on the "confident, likable, and engaging" sequel to 2005's excellent Dungeon Siege II, have a read of Christian Donlan's recent hands-on preview.

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Redundancies reported at Obsidian

Fallout: New Vegas dev sheds staff.

P45s are reportedly being handed at Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment, with senior staff among those made redundant.

Buy Dungeon Siege III, get DS1, DS2 free

Square details Steam-only offer.

Pre-purchase a PC copy of forthcoming action RPG Dungeon Siege III via Steam and you'll get the first two games in the series for free, publisher Square Enix has announced.

Dungeon Siege III release delayed

Square keeps action RPG fans waiting.

Forthcoming action RPG sequel Dungeon Siege III will now launch in Europe on 17th June, rather than 27th May as originally promised.

First Dungeon Siege III co-op details

First Dungeon Siege III co-op details

Friends can vote on story outcome.

In Dungeon Siege III, co-op group members are allowed to vote on the outcome of key story decisions.

Your friends can decide whether a quest is accepted or turned down, noted the European PlayStation blog. They can even say whether a person lives or dies, and the consequences of their input can alter the course of the story.

The final decision, however, rests with the host of the co-op session.

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Dungeon Siege III release date

Dungeon Siege III release date

Limited Edition for pre-orders only.

Obsidian action RPG Dungeon Siege III will release on 27th May in Europe, publisher Square Enix has announced.

A Limited Edition is available only to those who pre-order. It contains four unique in-game items that can be activated on the day of launch.

Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian is making the game with the help of original creator Gas Powered Games and its boss Chris Taylor. It'll appear on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as PC.

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Boll: "Actors know I'm a real filmmaker"

They "don't hate" my movies.

You might not like his work, but German filmmaker Uwe Boll insists the powers that be - the Hollywood actors, agents and managers - take what he does seriously, despite his movies being critically trashed time and time again.

Total Annihilation creator backs the PC

Steam creates "intensity that had been lost".

The creator of PC hits Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege has hit out at those who say PC gaming is dying and pointed to Valve's digital download service Steam as evidence of its booming popularity.

Squenix confirms Dungeon Siege III

Squenix confirms Dungeon Siege III

PC, 360 and PS3, Obsidian developing.

Square Enix has announced that Dungeon Siege III is in development at Obsidian Entertainment, under the watchful eye of original creator Gas Powered Games and its boss Chris Taylor.

The action-RPG will appear on PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as PC, and feature four-player co-op, according to a French press release on AGB (via VG247).

"Allying the intuitive gameplay of an action game with a proven role-playing system, Dungeon Siege 3 will take place in an immersive world where each of the player's decisions will have consequences," it says here. In French.

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Uwe Boll gets lifetime Razzie award

Dungeon Siege also up for five trophies.

Uwe Boll is to be recognised for his contribution to movies by the organisers of the Golden Raspberry Awards - otherwise known as the Razzies.