Square announced today that the release of Dungeon Siege III
has been pushed back to 2011 to put another coat of polish on the game. There's a joke here about the game being made by Obsidian and a realization that a game will need multiple polish phases and several post-release patches to really get the game in release state but I'm not going to make it. The game was originally slated to come out at the end of May so the delay isn't that bad.
I am looking forward to seeing what Obsidian has done with the game as it looked very solid at E3 last year and I've been a fan of the series for a while. Be sure to check out the interview
we did back in December if you want more info on the game.
SQUARE ENIX UPDATES DUNGEON SIEGE III STREET DATE TO JUNE 21, 2011
WHAT: Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today that the North American launch date for Dungeon Siege® III is now June 21, 2011. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment™, Inc. and shipping for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, Dungeon Siege III blends a robust RPG system, an endless variety of loot and a compelling storyline with intuitive action gameplay.
“Square Enix is committed to delivering the ultimate Dungeon Siege experience,” said Mike Fischer, president and CEO of Square Enix, Inc. “Although the final polish phase has demanded a bit more time than originally planned, we want to assure fans and followers that the additional effort will allow us to deliver an action-RPG worthy of its rich heritage.”
WHEN/WHERE: DUNGEON SIEGE III will be available at North American retailers beginning June 21, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $59.99 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360, and for the suggested price of $49.99 on Windows PC.
DUNGEON SIEGE III is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. The official website can be found at www.dungeonsiege.com.
About DUNGEON SIEGE III
In DUNGEON SIEGE III, players assume the role of one of four heroes, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades 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 battle along with a companion or fight for honor with up to four friends via online co-op play. DUNGEON SIEGE III allows for two players to experience the story from start to finish in local co-op mode. 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.
Players will experience the much-awaited next chapter in the DUNGEON SIEGE lore on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.