Square Enix and Obsidian have revealed the last of the four playable characters in their upcoming action RPG, Dungeon Siege III. The new character is Reinhart Manx, a mage and scholar of arcane magic. His abilities allow him to teleport and conjure blasts of energy.
While he looks a bit frumpy compared to the rest of the young and sexy cast, his skills are pretty cool. He has a laser light show vibe going on with his attacks, and he’s quite agile thanks to his teleport ability. His approach is a slightly different from the typical mage’s–rather than attack from a distance, he channels all his magical energy into powerful melee attacks.
I’ve never had a chance to play the Dungeon Siege series but have always heard good things, and this one looks like a lot of fun. It seems to be in good hands with Obsidian, a developer that has a penchant for somewhat glitchy but brilliantly written games. The next couple months are packed with new releases, but Dungeon Siege III looks like it might be worth the choice.