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:
- 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
- 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.