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Yes! Dungeon Siege 3 Demo Coming Soon

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Here in the States, the Dungeon Siege 3 demo will land on the Xbox 360 first, followed by a simultaneous release on the PlayStation Network (hopefully) and Steam.

Last Friday, Square Enix silently slipped the Dungeon Siege 3 demo launch date into its newsletter, revealing that the trial will arrive on the Xbox 360 console first (surprise!) on May 31, and then hit the PlayStation Network (PS3) and Valve's Steam service (Windows PC) on June 7. Xbox gamers will likely need the subscription-based Gold service in order to access the exclusive demo.

For fans over in Europe, the demo won't be available for the consoles until June 22, two weeks after PC gamers get their fill from Steam on June 7. The full version of Dungeon Siege 3 will officially arrive in your hands first on June 17 followed by the North American release on June 21. The game was originally slated for a May release, but saw a slight setback.

"Although the final polish phase has demanded a bit more time than originally planned, we want to assure fans and followers that the additional effort will allow us to deliver an action-RPG worthy of its rich heritage, "said Mike Fischer, president and CEO of Square Enix, Inc.

As for the PC system requirements, Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment provided the minimum and recommended specs, as seen below:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1.5 GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA 9800 GT
  • DirectX : DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB for full installation
  • Sound: No accelerated sound hardware required

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core i5 750 2.67 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GTX 260

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 three 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.

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    henydiah , May 27, 2011 8:31 AM
    whether it will be released on the PC version also ... ?
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    jsc , May 27, 2011 10:45 AM
    Minimum requirements:
    OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
    Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or equivalent
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA 9800 GT

    Last time I checked, the 4850 was more advanced than a 3870.
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    rpgplayer , May 27, 2011 11:21 AM
    I sure hope they have the dynamic leveling system that the first two dungeon siege games had. i don't want 4 cookie cutter characters.
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    Pherule , May 27, 2011 11:36 AM
    Kinda surprised there's so few comments. I will be getting this... somehow, someway, and I will be playing it.

    Minimum specs are rather high for an RPG, but I guess it's a good thing in some ways.
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    Onus , May 27, 2011 11:59 AM
    This is on my short list too. I'll definitely check out the demo. I didn't find Dungeon Siege particularly replayable, so I hope that has been addressed.
    The relatively high requirements lead me to hope it isn't simply a console port, and that the PC version will look and feel notably better.
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    thegamersblog , May 27, 2011 1:11 PM
    Why PC first in europe and consoles first in US. I suppose there are more PC games in europe... perhaps they are trying to maximize exposure? Dungeon siege was a pc only title and I don't see the masses rushing to get DSIII but what do I know :p 
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    MxM , May 27, 2011 1:45 PM
    Another consolified game, that PC will have some port version of it? Meh...
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    sliem , May 27, 2011 4:00 PM
    MxMAnother consolified game, that PC will have some port version of it? Meh...


    Yet you will pirate it just for your collection that you'll never install.
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    gnesterenko , May 27, 2011 5:42 PM
    On the one hand, appreciated because can play it on the PS3. On the other hand, I'm FORCED to get it for the PS3, because it will not look any better on my PC. Consoles holding back PC gaming... AGAIN.
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    sweatlaserxp , May 27, 2011 6:15 PM
    How sad is it for me that my ATi 3870 is now considered a "minimum" spec...
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    Burodsx , May 27, 2011 6:27 PM
    Looking forward to the game hitting the shelves. Though I am a little disappointed to hear it'll be on consoles too... Hopefully this doesn't cause the graphics to be dumbed down. I'm feeling good about the minimum/recommended specs though. Either way this game will definitely be on my PC when it comes out.
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    thegamersblog , May 27, 2011 7:35 PM
    The lack of comments on this page proves my point. In a PC enthusiast site an announcement of a demo for a previously exclusive PC game just how small the following is for this game. I doubt it will be anymore on consoles.
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    restatement3dofted , May 27, 2011 10:22 PM
    jscMinimum requirements: OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7 Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or equivalent Memory: 1.5 GB Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA 9800 GTLast time I checked, the 4850 was more advanced than a 3870.


    Which is probably why they listed the 3870, and not the 4850, as the minimum system requirement?

    E: My bad, the comment above yours was auto-hidden due to downrating, and it wasn't immediately clear you were responding to someone else's post.
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    fir_ser , May 28, 2011 12:48 AM
    Too bad I can't play it on my current setup.
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    fir_ser , May 28, 2011 3:51 AM
    Good to know that the rumors are true.
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    reggieray , May 28, 2011 11:40 AM
    DX 9 , FU Crapbox 360 for holding back PC games for years.
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    rantoc , May 28, 2011 12:09 PM
    ReggieRayDX 9 , FU Crapbox 360 for holding back PC games for years.


    +1 Sadly true!
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