‘Dungeon Siege’ fans, get ready for the next step in your grand adventure. ‘Dungeon Siege III’ is coming to North American retailers on May 31, 2011. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment™, Inc., the all-new recreation of the classic action-RPG franchise will make its debut on HD home video game consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360) alongside its familiar place on PC Windows-based machines. This May, players will experience the much-awaited next chapter in the Dungeon Siege story on their favorite gaming platform.

‘Dungeon Siege III’ seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.

“Dungeon Siege has returned and it’s better than ever. We [Square Enix] have partnered with Obsidian to bring this critically acclaimed classic franchise back in an all new, re-imagined form,” said Ami Blaire, vice president of marketing at Square Enix, Inc. “With its heart-pounding action, epic lore and an endless variety of quests, Dungeon Siege III is a must-have for any video game collection.”

In ‘Dungeon Siege III’, players assume the role of one of four heroes, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades and 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 do battle as a lone hero or fight for honor in the co-op mode with up to three friends. 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.
Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb’s factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and prevent Ehb from descending into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen-shaking magic and pure cunning.

Here are just some of the features being offered in this new release:

*Experience Dungeon Siege on high-def consoles for the first time.

*Adventure solo or with friends in drop-in, drop-out co-op multiplayer.

*Uncover a deep story that only Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment can deliver.

*Choose one of four highly customizable heroes with a wide range of abilities.

*Recruit companions with unique personalities, abilities and views on the world around them.

*Make weighty decisions that impact alliances, enemies and ultimately the storyline of the game.

Those who pre-order at the following places will receive exclusive bonuses and/or in-game items:

Burning Band of Scorch — This exclusive preorder in-game ring increases the raw damage of a player’s attacks and sets all foes ablaze with any weapon.
Talisman of the Grand Mage –This exclusive preorder in-game necklace reduces incoming damage on the player and grants the ability to lash out with a mystical attack that injures enemies in close-range combat.

Receive a limited preorder exclusive in-game ring called Bite of the Arakun which grants the player the ability to poison enemies with lingering injury or soften their defenses, leaving them vulnerable for follow-up attacks.

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Players will receive a special in-game amulet called the Sacred Heart of the Legion which increases a player’s health and pushes close combat assailants back each time the bearer is struck in battle.

Purchasers will receive a mini-comic and strategy guide.

You won’t want to miss the release of the next chapter in the Dungeon Siege story! Visit the official website at: http://www.dungeonsiege.com for more information.