As promised, Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment has launched a playable demo of their upcoming action-RPG game for the PC, Dungeon Siege 3. The trial was originally launched on Xbox Live as an early Gold membership perk last week, but PC gamers can now get their dungeon-crawling fix from Valve Software's Steam platform, weighing at a hefty 1.5 GB download.
According to the Steam listing, the demo features both single-player and co-op gameplay modes, the latter of which requires two controllers. Two out of four characters are available to play: Lucas, the Guardian and Anjali, the Archon. Previous hands-on reports indicate that the third installment is quite different from its successors, focusing on co-op play and decisions, and less on loot gathering and managing NPCs.
"For centuries legionnaires have protected the nation of Ehb until they were betrayed and all but driven to the brink of extinction," reads the demo's description. "Now that evil has returned to Ehb the people turn to the few remaining Legionnaires for the protection of the past. As an heir to the legion will you accept this plea for help? How it will all be resolved is up to you!"
Minimum system 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
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 4 GB for full installation
- Sound: No accelerated sound hardware required
Recommended system requirements:
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Core i5 750 2.67 GHz or equivalent
- Memory: 2 GB
- Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GTX 260