Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun DLC Released

There has been nothing but silence since the announcement of Obsidian's Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun DLC, so it came as a bit of a surprise to see that the add-on was released without warning (on PC and Xbox 360, anyway) this morning.  Head over to our image gallery for some new screenshots, then take in the press release to see if it sounds like it's worth the $10 asking price:

LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2011) Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced DUNGEON SIEGE® III: TREASURES OF THE SUNâ„¢ is now available in North America for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC platforms via GameStop PC Downloadâ„¢, Steam® and other participating online retailers.  DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN, extends the journey beyond the borders of Ehb to an all-new environment: the Aranoi Desert. On their search for a lost Legion hero, players will fight through hordes of new villains only to find a forgotten abbey hiding a long-lost secret: the greatest treasure of the Azunite faith.

Further supporting the hours of new content in the expansion, developer Obsidian Entertainment has introduced several refinements to the systems and mechanics of DUNGEON SIEGE III:
'¢ New abilities: Players are now able to attain mastery of the arcane through powerful new attack, defense and healing abilities.
'¢ Level up to 35: DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN raises DUNGEON SIEGE III's existing level cap from 30 to 35.
'¢ More monsters and items: Players will encounter new monsters in the Aranoi Desert including mummies and giant skeletons and will find more powerful items, adding to the thousands already available in DUNGEON SIEGE III.
'¢ Reallocate Talent & Proficiency Points:  Players can reallocate points spent in Proficiencies and Talents, enabling changes to character customization throughout the campaign.
'¢ New Enchanting System: Transmuting items now gives players chances at gaining powerful new Vials that allow them to enhance their weapons and armor through the DLC's new enchanting system.

DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN is available at a cost of 800 Microsoft points via the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace (XBLM) for Xbox 360, and $9.99 on the PlayStation®Network and Windows PC platforms. Players must own DUNGEON SIEGE III in order to download and play DUNGEON SIEGE III: TREASURES OF THE SUN.

Related Links
DUNGEON SIEGE III Official Homepage:  www.dungeonsiege.com
DUNGEON SIEGE III's Official Facebook® Page:  www.facebook.com/DungeonSiege3

DUNGEON SIEGE III is now available at retailers in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC. DUNGEON SIEGE III is rated T (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 www.dungeonsiege.com or the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DungeonSiege3.

About Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality role playing games for Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who've produced, programmed and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Obsidian Entertainment's Web site can be found at http://www.obsidian.net.

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 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 58 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/.