Posts Tagged ‘Dungeon Siege III’

Club Together: Dungeon Siege III Trailer

I know I'm cynical, but caw that kaleidoscopic sword effect is a bit pretty.

There’s a new trailer for arcade hack’n’slash RPG Dungeon Siege III, featuring footage of the game’s four player co-op mode. Tell you what, as much as a deviation from Dungeon Siege 1 and 2 as this is, with four characters explosively disassembling monsters on the same screen and with the camera tilted just so, it finally starts to look like a Dungeon Siege game. How about that! Come see what I mean.

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Dungeon Read: Sieging Comics

See what I did there, etc

Does every game have to have a comic now? I don’t mind a comic, but sometimes I just want the game, and none of this stringing myself along with prequel content and backstory in a different medium. Anyway, I’m probably being a miserabilist. So there’s a Dungeon Siege III tie-in comic due from Dark Horse, spanning three issues – this is good news if you’re into DS lore, I guess.

You get a full-length print copy if you pre-order the game from certain stores (Wal-Mart specifically; not sure about non-US territories yet) or you can read one of its two 10-page stories for free on the magic internet here. You’ll need to create a Dark Horse Digital account. Should you bother? No, not really. It’s just pretty bland exposition and plot setup for the game, really. But it’s free! That’s important, right?

Siege Three Dungeons For The Price Of One

It's no good hiding behind that spaulder - we know about your warty nose

Hrm. I’m a pretty wary of pre-ordering games personally – I like to hear at least some reception before I invest in a game – but if you were in the market for Dungeon Siege III anyway, you’ll be very pleased to hear that future-buying it via Steam means you’ll be gifted a free copy of both Dungeon Siege 1 and 2. Which is a pretty good deal – although I rather suspect that the kind of person who would pre-order Dungeon Siege III probably already owns the other games anyway. Still, this would appear to be their first appearance on Steam (if indeed that it how they’re being distributed), so that’s good news. Gradually transforming one’s games library to a purely digital form is forever appealing – I know I’ve a whole bunch of disc-locked games that I wish could instead be summoned from the crowd.

Also, DS3 is confirmed as Steamworks title. More details on that below, like.
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Dungeon Siege III Misses Release Updated

Perhaps they couldn't read the calendar through all the lens flare.

Dungeon Siege III, previously dated to be released on the 27st May, will now be with us on the 17th June, three weeks later than planned. This we call a “slip”. Square Enix have rather delightfully described it as an “update”.

“Sorry my homework’s not in sir – I updated the time I’d be writing it.”
“Updated you say? That sounds like it’s important. Off you go!”

You can read lots of our coverage about the game here to fill in the extra 21 days.

Dungeon Siege 3 Redresses Huge Imbalance

It'll turn out that that's a walking stick and I'll have been sooo insensitive

That’s right! Because the latest trailer for Dungeon Siege 3 introduces both a sexy lady and guns to the upcoming action RPG in a single playable character, and about time too. I for one have had it with the video game industry neglecting the public’s palpable hunger for both firearms and optimistic takes on the female form. The games industry will never know the loss they suffered when development of my own game, Boobgun, was ended due to financial inconsistencies, but this is at least a step in the right direction. You can watch the trailer right after the jump, and thanks to VG247 for the tipoff. No, really, VG247. I mean it. Thanks.

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Mule Variations: The Dungeon Siege III Chat

On the plus side, if you can't afford the game you could just point a flashlight at a mirror.

This week Quinns managed to get some hands-on time with Dungeon Siege III, leaving the poor boy equal parts confused and excited. He quickly hunted down the only other RPS contributor to have played DS3 – one Richard Cobbett – for a chat. Their ruminations on combat, consolisation, breasts and coca-cola follow, and at some point or other they talk about the game, too.
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Dungeon Siege III Shows Off Magic, Monsters

Creepily standing about with a sword is a great way of impressing your friends.
Funny, I wrote the word “Dungeon” in our headline bar because I was going to write about the Dungeons English-language demo, only I can’t actually find the link, despite having seen it earlier. What has happened to it? We may never know. Anyway, that word didn’t go to waste, because our info-cousins at Eurogamer have posted another look at Dungeon Siege III, only with actual moving game footage this time. There are explosions and skeletons and exploding skeletons. So it all turned out for the best. Go take a look, below.
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