Dungeon Siege III Release Date, Limited Edition, and Pre-order Bonuses Detailed

Square Enix unveiled quite a bit of new information about Dungeon Siege III today, though you'll have to check a few different sources to take it all in. Head over to our profile page to check out the game's official box artwork, then hit the press release below for word on a Limited Edition and a May 27th launch date in Europe (Amazon lists May 31st for North America):

Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment bring classic action-RPG franchise to high-def home video game consoles for first time

London (03 February, 2011) Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announced today that DUNGEON SIEGEâ„¢ III will be available from 27th May, 2011, in Europe and other PAL territories, with an exclusive Limited Edition available for pre-orders. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the all-new incarnation of the classic action-RPG franchise will make its debut on high-def home video game consoles. This May, players will experience the much-awaited next chapter in the DUNGEON SIEGE lore on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

In DUNGEON SIEGE III, players assume the role of one of four legionnaires in the crumbling kingdom of Ehb, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades. Conflict is constant and decisions have lasting consequences, allowing players to dictate the outcome of the tale. Do battle as a lone hero or fight alongside up to three friends and, thanks to 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.

Available exclusively for pre-orders, a limited edition Dungeon Siege III pack will be available in PAL territories featuring four unique in-game items available to activate on day of launch, enhancing and increasing your characters' abilities as they venture forth through the Kingdom of Ehb.

(With DUNGEON SIEGE III we are bringing the rich world and lore of Ehb to an all new audience,) said Ned Browning, Brand Manager at Square Enix. (The depth of story and wealth of characters and classes will take players on an incredible journey whether in singleplayer or with up to three friends online.)

Prepare to honour thy legion and reclaim the Kingdom of Ehb in the ultimate DUNGEON SIEGE experience on 27th May, 2011. For more information and to pre-order now, visit www.dungeonsiege.com.

Finally, both Amazon and GameStop are listing some pre-order bonuses. From Amazon:
Pre-order Dungeon Siege 3 and receive the Bite of the Arakun, a Ring of Poison and Withering which gives all of your weapons a chance poison your target with lingering injury or soften their defenses. The promotional code will be emailed to you within 2 business days after the product ships. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Limit one per household.

And from GameStop:
Pre-order your copy of Dungeon Siege III from GameStop and receive the in-game Burning Band of Scorch and Talisman of the Grand Mage.

Burning Band of Scorch -Ring of [+6] Fire and [+2] Strength - Increases the raw damage of your attacks and gives all of your weapons a chance to set your target ablaze.

Talisman of the Grand Mage - Amulet of [+8] Retribution and [+8] Armor - Reduces incoming damage on the bearer and has a chance to lash out with a mystical attack that injures close combat attackers.