Dungeon Siege III delayed

Formerly due out on May 31, Square Enix and Obsidian's action RPG now set to launch on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on June 21 in US, June 17 in PAL territories.

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Anyone looking forward to playing Dungeon Siege III will have to wait a little longer. Today, publisher Square Enix announced that the fantasy action role-playing game has been pushed back from its original May 31 release date--but not by much. The game is now due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on June 21 in North America and June 17 in PAL territories, including Europe.

Dungeon Siege III will now arrive in summer proper.

Developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) with assistance from series creator Gas Powered Games, Dungeon Siege III will again be set in the kingdom of Ehb, where the balance of power between rival factions has fallen apart. Players will take on the role of a member of the disgraced protectors of the land, known as the 10th Legion. With the kingdom tearing itself apart, the Legion is tasked with rebuilding its numbers and restoring peace.

Square Enix has announced several preorder incentives for Dungeon Siege III. For PC gamers who pick up the game through Steam, Valve will include single-player versions of Dungeon Siege I and II free of charge. Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop's preorder incentives grant customers in-game items ranging from amulets to rings. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart prepurchasers will be offered a Dungeon Siege mini-comic and a Prima Games strategy guide.

For more on Dungeon Siege III, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

45 comments
jaifrecap
jaifrecap

I was going to buy this and Hunter: Demon Forge both on day one. I guess I can wait 3 more weeks and play the other game first.

gho5ty
gho5ty

never had any problems with newvage maybe there where bugs and i over looked because there never got in my way.at any point start bashing games that dont give the right too let people mod cool stuff. i will buy any game with a open world and the dev gives tools too mod stuff in it.

jollybest1
jollybest1

@Yomigaeru man i had more issues with the first kotor than the second, but nevertheles kotor was a masterpiece and the second was a worthy sequel, i've loved it in every way and i love new vegas (when i had xp but win 7 it made my life a hell, and i do agree with many who had terrible issues, but it is bethesda's fault too ) , alpha protocol , that game if it had more customization and more to do it would have been a masterpiece (again some bugs) but the story was awesome, nwn 2 that one i didn't like ....the problem with obsidian is they need an engine developed by them, and i think more coders and testers because the games are awesome (story and ideeas) if you don't think about the bugs....don't bash obsidian that much and start bashing bethesda to for the new vegas buggy appearance, and kotor 2 for the time that was in development it was awesome.......

DreadDLordD
DreadDLordD

Arrg damn it I was looking forward to purchasing straight after my exams finish late May!! But I can wait 3 weeks longer, if it's post-poned for an important cause via tweaking/refining a few glitches then hopefully it'll be worth the extra wait.

cameio
cameio

I will buy Cursed Crusade day one but this one i don't know i will try the demo or wait for the reviwes and decide.

Targzissian
Targzissian

Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment seems an unlikely pairing, from a cultural perspective. Eastern fantasy role-play versus Western fantasy role-play. Anyhoo, the delay could be a good thing, if they use the time to polish the game and iron out bugs.

TheUnkownJoker
TheUnkownJoker

Well to be honest i dont mind how long they take as long as they do everything right.

siarhei
siarhei

Obsidian, New Vegas? They probably need extra 3 months to figure all the bugs...

Bennettfoam
Bennettfoam

Well, being an Obsidian game, this is probably a good move from Square... all the bugs must be crushed before release! :)

LJELLZ
LJELLZ

I'm looking forward to this hopefully they can pull it off and make it worthwhile. Wish it was coming sooner though..

Viiper
Viiper

I lol at 'pc gamers'...or any 'one console gamer', be a real gamer and enjoy all the platforms.

Shardz7
Shardz7

Don't bother...as soon as I read the console list in the headline, you lost my interest immediately. PC gamers don't want scaled down, watery, thin, shallow, crappy looking console ports; WE DESERVE REAL GAMES!

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

Saying that "NWN 2 was better than the first" is an opinion. The fact, however, is that the engine was unoptimized, so that even PCs in excess of the recommended requirements had performance issues. As for KOTOR 2...again, it is an opinion whether one thinks it was better than the first, but it's hard to argue in favor of the sequel since a large amount of content was cut due to time constraints, leaving a rushed product that had a number of bugs due to things left in the coding. And if I remember correctly, KOTOR 2 may have used the same engine as the first, but the same can not be said of NWN and it's sequel. That said, I'm still interesting in picking this up, since I enjoyed Dungeon Siege II. Having it pushed back to June just means I'll have something to play in the summer, since according to current release dates across all platforms, the only other thing that interests me is Catherine.

Lone_Recon
Lone_Recon

June 21 is my birthday...I know where I'm celebrating it at.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Been getting kind of bored of Sacred 2, they should be a worthy follow up

lordofallpies
lordofallpies

You may not agree with me on this but I must say that I couldn't give less of a sh**

Muisee
Muisee

Very disappointing, but from what I hear about the co-op I don't think it is the game for me anyways.

Wordno
Wordno

I'm just going to say that everyone who says "Obsidian sucks because they make buggy games!" is a moron with no brain. That is all.....

Atheno
Atheno

I love how Obsidian has this bad rep for having bugs. I guess no one remembers when Fallout 3 first came out. Or when Mass Effect had a glitch where you would get stuck in a room if you saved in it, destroying all progress you made. (happened to me). Let us be true here, fellow gamers. It's not just Obsidian..it is this entire generation. When people got the ability to update their games through patches, beta testing standards fell drastically...for ALL companies.

deathstream
deathstream

OMG, enough with the "Obsidian is known for buggy games" crap. Obsidian is known for making sequels based on other people's hideously bugged engines. If you handed two groups of testers the exact same game, but with one group getting a package that said Obsidian and the other getting a package that said Bioware, you would end up with two completely different scores. The Obsidian group would blather on and on about the bugs and barely mention the great things the game had going for it (Score: 7.0) The Bioware group would call the game one of the best ever and barely mention the bugs (score 8.5-9.5). NWN 2 was better than the first, by far. KOTOR 2 was as good as the first. Fallout: New Vegas was a little buggier than Fallout 3, but the problem was Bethesda's truly wretched engine, which has sucked for years. Anyone who never lost over an hour of gameplay to a crash/bug in Fallout 3 either never played it or was obsessive about saving. Alpha Protocol is one of the most underrated games of the last 5 years. It was a far better RPG than Mass Effect. Its problem was that it wasn't as good a shooter. But from an RPG standpoint, it was deeper and more complex with a fantastic branching story. It didn't use the full potential of the Unreal engine, but neither did the first ME, during which you often missed the first 15 seconds of cutscenes while the textures loaded in (leaving you seeing a blurry mess, then wondering where all the Geth came from).

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

I'm really upset about the multiplayer. I was wishing that I could hop into someone else's game, fight, gain some good and loot, some levels and then exit and keep all my items. But instead, only the host will be able to keep everything they've done, while the other people are just there to hack'n'slash.

oneligas
oneligas

i like Obsidian games when they are making someone else's sequel otherwise it is not going to be a good game

TrevasGallant
TrevasGallant

I'm only disappointed because I'm really itching for another fun co-op game. I think a few more weeks won't be that bad, though. I'd rather have a more refined game.

tyrosxps
tyrosxps

Good, now I will have more time to play Witcher 2 (hopefully that one won't get delayed :)

dre256x
dre256x

Goood.. fine tune and bug squash more please....

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Wow, now 5 hi-profile games in June.

death_by_kungfu
death_by_kungfu

This is good news for me. I wanted to get Hunted: Demon's Forge, and this but they both came out the same day...couldn't afford both, but now; maybe i can! xD I've been waiting for a Champions of Norrath/Dark Alliance type game to bring me back...this looks like it'll do it for me.

Darth_Kane
Darth_Kane

Big surprise there since it's done by Bugsidian

RossRichard
RossRichard

Developed by Obsidian, published by Square Enix. That says it all. Avoid it like the plague, folks.

ironcreed
ironcreed

No big deal. I have plenty to play and a lot more coming out that I want. This works out much better for me.

jollybest1
jollybest1

i am ok with the delay now i have enough money because i have the witcher 2 and this preordered in mai and i have my leave planed so it is ok with me, more money for me ...and maybe they will make the game better take your time obsidian, i love your games but i hate it because of the bugs

JS0123456789
JS0123456789

Hopefully they take the extra time to get it right. Obsidian is known for buggy games so they could probably use the three extra weeks. I'll have The Witcher 2 to hold me over anyway.

blackace
blackace

The delay is pretty short. Just 3 weeks isn't that bad. If it's to improve the game and work out the last minute bugs, I'm all for that. Make the game perfect before giving it to the gamers. I wonder what the previewers have been saying about this game? May have to wait for the reviews.

Paulofcj
Paulofcj

More time to beat the DS and DS II again.

Killing_Free
Killing_Free

Not a big deal. Better to play the full game than patching it everyday.

capncarl
capncarl

A slight delay is a good thing. Rather they get it right the first time around for once.

Prometheus
Prometheus

Maybe Obsidian has found out about this thing called beta testing.

president_bush
president_bush

I'm incredibly excited for this game. Been playing too much Free Realms.......just kidding.

BrolyB593
BrolyB593

Lame, I actually have really been looking forward to this game!

GeneralShowzer
GeneralShowzer

Judging from what I've seen... It needs a hell of a lot more time. This is Alpha Protocol all over again.

DavidStorm
DavidStorm

Oh well, 17 days plus isnt much to stress me over this delay.