Square Enix kicked over a press release today announcing that Obsidian's Dungeon Siege III will ship with Steamworks DRM (meaning auto-updating and cloud support, as well as obligatory online activation). Additionally, if you pre-order the title now on Steam, you will receive the first two Dungeon Siege titles on the platform for free.
PRE-PURCHASE DUNGEON SIEGE III THROUGH STEAM AND RECEIVE DUNGEON SIEGE I AND DUNGEON SIEGE II FOR FREE
PC Version to Ship with Steamworks, Includes Suite of Services for Gamers Around the World
LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2011) Valve and Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that customers who pre purchase DUNGEON SIEGE® III through Steam® will be given free digital copies of the classic DUNGEON SIEGE I and DUNGEON SIEGE II games that they can access and play immediately. Additionally, all PC versions of the upcoming epic action RPG will include a host of Steamworks® features, including auto updating, Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud support, downloadable content and more. In DUNGEON SIEGE III, players assume the role of one of four heroes, fighting for the sake of their fallen comrades 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 battle along with a companion or fight for honor with up to four friends via online co op play. DUNGEON SIEGE III allows for two players to experience the story from start to finish in local co op mode. 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.
"Providing DUNGEON SIEGE I and DUNGEON SIEGE II free of charge through Steamworks is Square Enix's way of showing appreciation to the fans of the DUNGEON SIEGE franchise," said David Hoffman, executive producer for DUNGEON SIEGE III. "Selecting Steamworks to be integrated into the upcoming DUNGEON SIEGE III title made perfect sense as we wanted to provide the best possible gameplay experience for PC gamers and long standing fans of the series.)
(DUNGEON SIEGE III is joining a long line up of Square Enix titles using Steamworks,) said Jason Holtman, director of business development for Valve. (Our focus for Steam is on enabling developers to spend time on creating value for our customers, and seeing the DUNGEON SIEGE franchise re emerge, with its all new co op mode and inclusion of Steamworks, is a great example of that.)
Players will experience the much awaited next chapter in the DUNGEON SIEGE lore on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. DUNGEON SIEGE III is rated T for Teen. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information about DUNGEON SIEGE III, please visit the official website at: http://dungeonsiege.com.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.
About Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., creators of Fallout®: New Vegasâ„¢, Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic® II: The Sith Lordsâ„¢, Alpha Protocolâ„¢ and Neverwinter Nightsâ„¢ 2, is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to the creation of unique role-playing experiences for console systems and Windows-based PCs. More information on Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. can be found at http://www.obsidian.net.
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new releases and online services to over 25 million PC and Mac users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com.
Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com.