Unfortunately guys it's another Square Enix sale without any mention of Final Fantasy! I'm starting to believe they are embarrassed of the title. Not happy.
That doesn't prevent the rest of the sale from being up to scratch though with up to 75% off some great titles including:
'What do the words mean? Nothing. The Dirge of Eir Glanfath is sound without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must.'
This enigmatic statement, accompanied by the '4' logo above, appears when you access Obsidian Entertainment's website. It's a tease for a new project, currently only known as Project X, the nature of which is being fiercely debated by fans on the official forums.
Considering the fantasy connotations of "Eir Glanfath" and the number 4, the smart money is on Obsidian developing another Dungeon Siege title. They delivered the "solid-yet-unspectacular' Dungeon Siege III last year, but you're more than welcome to hedge your bets.
Square-Enix are branching out of late. In fact, ever since the company formed they've rather enjoyed surprising people. No longer are Square simply 'the guys that do Final Fantasy' they're trying new things, entering into publishing contracts in new areas, and now, for the very first time, they're about to release their first Western RPG.
Not that they're developing it in-house, no that role is going to Obsidian, a name that RPG fans should certainly be familiar with as the studio behind Neverwinter Nights, KOTOR 2 and, of course more recently, Fallout: New Vegas. It's the first collaboration between the two RPG factions and they're pretty sure that they've managed to work together, using Gas Powered Games for consultancy purposes, to produce a game that will stay faithful to the series' action-RPG roots whilst also incorporating some rather interesting new elements as a result of bringing the series to home consoles.
The demonstration we were shown used the Xbox 360, showcasing the Guardian class, one of six unique playable classes that will all have different styles, different moves and abilities and slightly different stories. Sounds a bit like a certain BioWare RPG involving origin stories and dragons? Yeah, I thought that too. If you've been following Dragon Age Dungeon Siege since inception, you'll know all about the disgraced 10th Legion. Well, a century on, they're attempting to restore some of their former prestige, and you're right at the forefront of it all.
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