Obsidian hints at a Dungeon Siege sequel

It's not much too go on, but Obsidian Entertainment has replaced their company web site front page with a teaser for a new RPG with a cryptic number 4 and some obscure text about the Dirge of Eir Glanfath. Seeing as Obsidian worked on Dungeon Siege 3 for Square Enix, it isn't much of a stretch that the 4 could mean the next installment to the fantasy RPG series.

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It's not much to go on, but Obsidian Entertainment is teasing a new RPG on their company web site. Seen in the cryptic tease is the number 4 and some obscure text about the Dirge of Eir Glanfath. Seeing as Obsidian worked on Dungeon Siege 3 for Square Enix, it isn't much of a stretch that the 4 could mean the next installment to the fantasy RPG series.

The site offers the following: "What do the words mean? Nothing. The Dirge of Eír Glanfath is sound without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must."

A quick glance at the source of the webpage offers this additional snippet: "To tenderness, fellowship. To fellowship, vigilance. So bring we all to the Night Market. I am the Spindle of Esenath. Know me by my light and stand with me in darkness."

Obsidian is currently finishing up South Park: The Stick of Truth and is offering assistance on Wasteland 2 with inXile Entertainment.

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    September 10, 2012 4:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Obsidian hints at a Dungeon Siege sequel.

    It's not much too go on, but Obsidian Entertainment has replaced their company web site front page with a teaser for a new RPG with a cryptic number 4 and some obscure text about the Dirge of Eir Glanfath. Seeing as Obsidian worked on Dungeon Siege 3 for Square Enix, it isn't much of a stretch that the 4 could mean the next installment to the fantasy RPG series.

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      September 10, 2012 4:23 PM

      Oh man! I know it's hip to hate on Dungeon Siege, but I still love all three games. Totally underrated.

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        September 10, 2012 4:27 PM

        I've had 3 for awhile, but I've had trouble getting into it. I want to like it, but it hasn't grabbed me any of the times I've tried it.

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        September 10, 2012 4:27 PM

        I bought the third one in the steam summer sale because I loved the first two ... and still can't play it because the m+kb controls are so god fucking awful =\

        I had hoped that there was at the very least some kind of third party hack at this point to make it bearable but apparently not.

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          September 10, 2012 5:32 PM

          I definitely played with a 360 controller. It's a huge departure from the previous games, but I liked it a lot.

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        September 10, 2012 4:29 PM

        I enjoyed 3 enough to play it through quite a few times, that might be because 1 and 2 were longer though.

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        September 10, 2012 6:26 PM

        1 and 2 were alright.

        3 was abysmal. Almost everything Obsidian has done has been abysmal. I don't want to hate Obsidian. I really want them to succeed. They write great stories. They just fail horribly at gameplay or even at something as base as bug detection and correction.

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      September 10, 2012 4:29 PM

      Good. Get busy on that already. I loved part 3. Could use a little work, but its NOTHING that a sequel cant fix.
      Let me know when to drop a pre-order.

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      September 10, 2012 4:31 PM

      I doubt it's Dungeon Siege 4.

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        September 10, 2012 4:44 PM

        why is that?

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          September 10, 2012 4:56 PM

          One of the Global Moderators in the forum said "Zero chance." Plus, it seems odd to announce it in this way.

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            September 10, 2012 5:08 PM

            It will be interesting to find out. Seems like a logical conclusion, but it is fun to speculate ...

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              September 10, 2012 5:35 PM

              Yeah definitely! It's clearly not going to be Fallout 4. It's probably not the Wheel of Time project they were supposedly working on (even if there is an Ouroboros) because the other dev on that is making a Kickstarter.

              The number 4 (if it's not a countdown) does seem to suggest Dungeon Siege 4; plus this news from a while ago http://www.vg247.com/2011/04/05/rumour-square-enix-publishing-project-x-with-external-studio/ would corroborate that idea but that also seems too obvious. Even if it's not DS4 Square Enix is probably the publisher due to the way that the project is codenamed.

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        September 10, 2012 5:20 PM

        It's obviously Baldur's Gate 4. They're pulling a Leisure Suit Larry and skipping a number in the series.

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          September 10, 2012 5:21 PM

          I know you joke, but I think Obsidian would be one of the better companies to handle a Baldur's Gate game IMO.

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            September 10, 2012 7:50 PM

            With one stipulation:

            Obsidian would be forced to out-source all QA.

            With the exception of Troika, Obsidian makes some of the buggiest damn games to hit retail shelves.

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              September 10, 2012 8:51 PM

              Outsourcing the QA is what made all their games so buggy in the first place.

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              September 10, 2012 11:46 PM

              Dungeon Siege III was very bugless, but it also seemingly had the smallest scope of any Obsidian game to date.

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              September 17, 2012 9:50 AM

              Obsidian is contracted to make a game. Then often forced to release the game before it is ready. They really do make good games with alot of potential. It would be nice to see them make their own or game.

              See
              KoTOR 2
              NWN2
              Fallout NV
              Alpha Protocol

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          September 11, 2012 12:22 AM

          So we're skipping Baldur's Gate 3 then?

          Also, if ANY company was gonna make BG3/4, would I balls want it to be Obsidian. Not with their track record.

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            September 11, 2012 12:23 AM

            Ugh, missed your comment about skipping :P I just woke up.

            Still, Obsidian for one of my most loved game series, hell no!

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      September 10, 2012 4:33 PM

      At least they are getting some work!

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      September 10, 2012 4:37 PM

      Oh shit this is awesome news, I am a fan of 3 just disliked there skill trees and system, the base had good potential for #4

      Its totally going to be Dungeon Siege 4

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      September 10, 2012 4:39 PM

      Sequel to New Vegas please

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        September 10, 2012 4:43 PM

        The words hardly sound New Vegas related. I can easily make a case for DS4 and the Kingdom of Ehb ... (but we'll see)

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          September 10, 2012 4:47 PM

          Oh, I wasn't really commenting about the teaser page, I just want a sequel to New Vegas from them.

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      September 10, 2012 4:44 PM

      They should just start selling it today, it's not like when it's released is going to be a fully functional completed game.

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      September 10, 2012 5:16 PM

      I was hoping that all of their hints of doing a kickstarter would lead them to announcing something riskier than another Dungeon Siege sequel. Not that I blame them for doing this after all of the financial problem they've had and it sounds like people liked the third game anyway.

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      September 10, 2012 5:18 PM

      Was Dungeon Siege 3 any good? I loved the first game and couldn't play more than 5 minutes of the second.

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        September 10, 2012 5:35 PM

        It's nothing like the first two games. It's an Action RPG designed for dual analogs. I really enjoyed it (plenty of lore tie-ins to the first game) and the action is pretty good IMO.

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        September 10, 2012 11:09 PM

        I enjoyed it, but it is seriously lacking in content and player customization.

        I mean...it's a game I'd play through once, like Diablo III.

        The story is better than DIII, though.

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      September 10, 2012 6:27 PM

      If it's Dungeon Siege 4, it'd better be like the first 2 games and not the third. Third sucked.

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      September 10, 2012 8:56 PM

      The third was ok but it was not Dungeon Siege :(

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      September 10, 2012 9:02 PM

      mmm... a mystery...

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      September 10, 2012 11:14 PM

      Would you consider games like this and Evil Genius to be proto-Tower Defense games?

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        September 10, 2012 11:14 PM

        Oh wait Dungeon Seige not Dungeon Keeper

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      September 10, 2012 11:37 PM

      They need to just take Dungeon Siege 1, sign a pact in blood to not change any of its base elements, like controls, leveling, never ending world with no load screens, co-op multiplayer with persistent characters, and swear to keep all that in the game. Make the graphics better and make different enemies. I would be happy with that.

      Me and my friends still all install our copies of Dungeon Siege (on TWO CDS!!) every once in a while for a run through Aranna. I love that game.

      Second one ehhhhh, not as good. 3rd one, never played cause it didn't seem like dungeon siege at all except that you can click on stuff.

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      September 11, 2012 12:49 AM

      It's not Dungeon Siege 4. Chris Avellone said on his blog on the website that it's a countdown timer and they'd announce something in four days. DS3 did not sell well, so it's not DS4.

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        September 11, 2012 2:22 AM

        whatever it is, with je sawyer involved it's either going to be wonderful or canceled.

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        September 11, 2012 3:03 AM

        They wouldn't have designed a logo just to tease 4 days....

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          September 11, 2012 4:42 AM

          It's a logo with a numeral inside of it; the number can be easily replaced with 3, 2, 1. As we'll see tomorrow.

          http://forums.obsidian.net/blog/1/entry-166-home-is-wherever-im-with-you/

          "Still, it’s nice to be home and back into the thick of things here. Speaking of which, for those of you who’ve come to visit the page, you may have noticed our countdown. Our countdown to what? It should become clear in 4 days or so – stay vigilant."

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            September 11, 2012 5:17 AM

            Interesting. They must have deliberately started at four to push DS4 speculation. Of course it could also be a countdown timer to ... DS4.

            Small tidbits that it could also be:

            Eir is Nordic for valkyrie
            Glanfath could mean Grandfather
            Several of the words sound like they have a Scottish origin. Feargus Urquhart from Obsidian is Scottish (he named Black Isle)

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      September 11, 2012 2:57 AM

      I really liked DS3, hadn't expected to. Hope this is a forth game!!

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      September 11, 2012 3:05 AM

      meh

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      September 11, 2012 6:41 AM

      Skip Neverwinter Nights 3 and go straight to 4.

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      September 11, 2012 11:01 AM

      New picture: http://www.obsidianent.com/images/px/3.jpg

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