Truth be told, I have never really played Dungeon Siege or Dungeon Siege II for any amount of time beyond 30 minutes each from the demos. But six years have gone by and many things have changed, namely the Developer and the Publisher. Instead of Gas Powered Games at the development helm, it is now Obsidian Entertainment (of KOTOR 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Alpha Protocol fame). And the publisher is now Square Enix. So what does that say for the series?
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN is now available in North America for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC platforms via GameStop PC Download, Steam and other participating online retailers.
DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN, extends the journey beyond the borders of Ehb to an all-new environment: the Aranoi Desert. On their search for a lost Legion hero, players will fight through hordes of new villains only to find a forgotten abbey hiding a long-lost secret: the greatest treasure of the Azunite faith.
Further supporting the hours of new content in the expansion, developer Obsidian Entertainment has introduced several refinements to the systems and mechanics of DUNGEON SIEGE III:
New abilities: Players are now able to attain mastery of the arcane through powerful new attack, defense and healing abilities.
Level up to 35: DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN raises DUNGEON SIEGE III‘s existing level cap from 30 to 35.
More monsters and items: Players will encounter new monsters in the Aranoi Desert—including mummies and giant skeletons—and will find more powerful items, adding to the thousands already available in DUNGEON SIEGE III.
Reallocate Talent & Proficiency Points: Players can reallocate points spent in Proficiencies and Talents, enabling changes to character customization throughout the campaign.
New Enchanting System: Transmuting items now gives players chances at gaining powerful new Vials that allow them to enhance their weapons and armor through the DLC’s new enchanting system.
DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN is available at a cost of 800 Microsoft points via the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace (XBLM) for Xbox 360, and $9.99 on the PlayStation®Network and Windows PC platforms. Players must own DUNGEON SIEGE III in order to download and play DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN.
With the release of the Diablo III beta, I’ve been thinking back of the games released this year and as it turns out, there are A LOT of games with “3” or “III” in their title. It’s not all bad, as a three shows the game is an established franchise and is possibly the end of a trilogy. It’s something worth getting excited for.
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