"Dungeon Siege 3" will have a few names on its box that didn't appear on "Dungeon Siege 2," but the newest installment in the series will jump onto the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to PC's courtesy of developers at Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Square Enix.
"It's a great pleasure to collaborate with Obsidian," the series' creator, Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games, said in a press release. Taylor will help out in an advisory role on the project. "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."
Obsidian and Square Enix sound thrilled be working with him, too, and they said as much in the announcement.
"It's a distinct privilege and thrill to become a part of the Dungeon Siege legacy," Obsidian Entertainment CEO and co-founder Feargus Urquhart said in a press release. "This partnership with Square Enix is a milestone for both Obsidian and the franchise, and the two companies' strengths for compelling characters and storytelling will shine throughout 'Dungeon Siege 3.'"
The release said very little about gameplay, although an "action-RPG experience" and "an all-new co-op multiplayer mode" both came up. Just how well the series transitions onto un-tested platforms should be interesting to watch, but console-owning fans who haven't updated their PC hardware in a few years may have good reason to be excited already.
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