Dungeon Siege 3 being developed by Obsidian

Obsidian Entertainment is the go-to studio for anything RPG these days. With spy RPG Alpha Protocol just released, Chris Taylor and Gas Powered Games have handed the reins of Dungeon Siege 3 to Obsidian Entertainment.

“”It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with Obsidian. They are a very talented developer who really knows what it takes to build a deep and engaging RPG experience, and I can’t think of a better group to continue the Dungeon Siege series.” says Dungeon Siege creator Chris Taylor.

More about Dungeon Siege 3 story and Xbox 360/PS3 versions after the jump.

Dungeon Siege 3 story sees the balance of power in the kingdom of Ehb toppled, and you must help keep the land from plunging into darkness again. Aside from the series’ first appearance on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, everything else about Dungeon Siege 3 is as you’d expect. There’s co-operative multiplayer, a deep story, customizable character classes, new companions with unique personalities, and weighty decisions that impact the progression of the story. Hopefully, we get sharper and better visuals this time around, not to mention more loot variations!

The partnership with Obsidian is yet another step in Square Enix’s ongoing Western development strategy, the previous fruits of which include Gas Powered Games’ Supreme Commander 2. Hmmm Square seems to be doing ok in the western development area unlike Capcom which pulled out of Western style games to focus on social games on facebook.

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