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Dungeon Siege II - PC

by Nick Haywood on 20 July 2005, 00:00

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), RPG

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Dungeon Siege II - PC

Dungeon Siege II returns players to the land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. Dungeon Siege II promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics.

Players will have to choose battle comrades carefully to build a party of up to six members. Parties can be honed over time using an all-new character development system filled with new skills and specialties. As the stakes have increased, so have the party's abilities. Each class now has access to unique Heroic Powers that are capable of turning the tide of battle, but they require wisdom and strategic timing to use properly.

Players will be able to choose from a number of exotic creatures with special abilities that adventure and grow alongside players. Players will face-off against opponents whose power and tactical prowess will rival their own. The enemies in Dungeon Siege II will have all-new powers and abilities and as a result of the new Coach AI technology introduced in Dungeon Siege II, enemies are full of surprises.

The world of Dungeon Siege II will be more exciting than ever with pitched battles raging around players as they adventure through the world and special environments that players can turn to their tactical advantage in the heat of battle. The developers, Gas Powered Games, claim the new SFX engine in Dungeon Siege II takes visual special effects to the next level for everything from the environmental atmosphere to dazzling spell effects, creating an engrossing and immersive gaming experience.

And finally, Dungeon Siege II introduces a new Flick authoring system providing a new level of in-engine cinematic storytelling that keeps players in the game world instead of pulling them away from it. New story-driven quests provide a deeper adventure that evolves with players as they complete quests and missions. In addition, the dynamic world of Dungeon Siege II changes around players in real-time in response to their combat and quests.

Dungeon Siege II, the ambitious sequel to Chris Taylor's superb Dungeon Siege, will be out on 16th August 2005.