EXPERIENCE A BLOOD-SOAKED rise to power when BIOWARE LAUNCHES Dragon Age 2 ON MARCH 8, 2011
Watch the First Dragon Age 2 Trailer Destiny and Pre-Order the Highly Anticipated Action RPG Today
Cologne, Germany August 17, 2010 Leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that Dragon Age2 will be available on March 8, 2011 in North America and March 11, 2011 in Europe. Dragon Age 2 is the sequel to the 2009s RPG of the Year, featuring faster-paced action, striking new art direction and an updated method of storytelling that will allow gamers to experience the rise to power of one of the most important characters in the Dragon Age universe. The games first trailer, Destiny, is available for viewing now at www.DragonAge.com.
The Dragon Age franchise got off to a tremendous start. With Dragon Age 2, we are building on the outstanding RPG fundamentals the original delivered while taking the franchise in a new direction with faster, more responsive combat that will allow players to think like a general, but fight like a Spartan, said Mark Darrah, executive producer at BioWare. We are giving the franchises gameplay a shot of adrenaline. We cant wait to get the game in peoples hands so they can feel the difference.
Dragon Age 2 thrusts players into the role of Hawke, a refugee who survives the destruction of his homeland and becomes the Champion of Kirkwall. The lore around Hawkes rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor and is the driving force behind this all-new story spanning 10 years in the Dragon Age universe timeline. Players will uniquely experience how this legend unfolds by gathering the deadliest of allies, making tough moral choices, amassing fame and fortune, and sealing their place in history.
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