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EA and BioWare Announce Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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More Dragon Age is coming next spring.

BioWare's fantasy RPG from last year is getting a sequel. Sure, we knew ahead of time that BioWare set out to make Dragon Age a series, but today it's official with the launch of the dedicated website.

Details are scant at the moment, but GameInformer magazine has the exclusive first story in issue 208.

For now, check out the wallpaper-sized images above and below for the first concept art.

Dragon Age 2 thrusts players into the role of Hawke, a penniless refugee who rises to power to become the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age. Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke’s rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor. Featuring an all-new story spanning 10 years, players will help tell that tale by making tough moral choices, gathering the deadliest of allies, amassing fame and fortune, and sealing their place in history. The way you play will write the story of how the world is changed forever.

Key Features:

  • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
  • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
  • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
  • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
  • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.

The debut trailer for the game is coming August 17, so stay tuned!

Dragon Age II will be on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in March 2011.

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    jonpaul37 , July 9, 2010 12:13 PM
    I hope they give the chicks camel toe again when you have all their clothes off!
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    Anonymous , July 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    BIOWARE FTW!
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    godnodog , July 9, 2010 10:56 AM
    Where´s MassEffect 3????!!!!
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  • 17 Hide
    Anonymous , July 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    BIOWARE FTW!
  • 15 Hide
    godnodog , July 9, 2010 10:56 AM
    Where´s MassEffect 3????!!!!
  • 7 Hide
    Tamz_msc , July 9, 2010 10:59 AM
    Oh yeah!
  • 7 Hide
    imageraiter , July 9, 2010 11:46 AM
    Hope they improve the AI this time!
  • 19 Hide
    jonpaul37 , July 9, 2010 12:13 PM
    I hope they give the chicks camel toe again when you have all their clothes off!
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    Anonymous , July 9, 2010 12:29 PM
    Mmm, not sure!
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    jomofro39 , July 9, 2010 12:39 PM
    sweeeeeeeet. This will probably come out before Diablo III, should be a nice little distraction.
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    Regulas , July 9, 2010 12:48 PM
    Was not overly impressed with the first one, I may pass on this or at least wait until I can pick it up in a bargain bin one day.
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    rantoc , July 9, 2010 1:00 PM
    Now this is great news, quality games FTW
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    jonpaul37 , July 9, 2010 1:41 PM
    mmmmmmm...... Caaaaamel Tooooeeee......
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    smile9999 , July 9, 2010 1:49 PM
    the same things as the last game but a diffrent story, how original, I am honestly sick with the all their games rounding on about gathering allies, there were nothing to explore on the first game, the map was locked and there were not much places to go nor dungeons even the amount of different sets and gear was minimal.

    plz change up your ideas bioware.
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    jellico , July 9, 2010 1:55 PM
    Ohhh... can't wait! I hope we get to find out what happened to Morrigan. As for Mass Effect 3, that should be out next year as well (or 2012 if it gets delayed... hopefully they'll get it out before the end of the world). :) 
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    gnesterenko , July 9, 2010 2:37 PM
    "Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style."

    "Dragon Age II will be on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in March 2011."

    Hmm, those two sentences don't go together. If you are pushing this out on the Xbox, either you are scaling back graphics just for the platform, or you are scaling back graphics for all platforms. I hope its the former...

    "The views expressed here are mine and do not reflect the official opinion of my employer or the organization through which the Internet was accessed."

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    bourgeoisdude , July 9, 2010 2:53 PM
    gnesterenko... If you are pushing this out on the Xbox, either you are scaling back graphics just for the platform, or you are scaling back graphics for all platforms. I hope its the former...


    Actually the Xbox 360's GPU is arguably superior to the PS3. It's the 7-core Cell processor on the PS3 that allows it to keep up, and in many cases surpass the 360. It's all in how the game is developed.

    For this one, since all three platforms are involved, it's likely developed for the PC primarily, which is easier to port to the 360 than the PS3. For this particular game, most likely it's the PS3 that will be "scaled back" more than the 360.
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    sliem , July 9, 2010 3:06 PM
    They need vehicles, both water and air. Vehicles could also mean flying creature. Love Dragon Age game.
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    ragequit , July 9, 2010 3:21 PM
    Taming Dragons and Sea Creatures to do your bididng would be amazing...
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    steiner666 , July 9, 2010 3:33 PM
    Am I the only person who feels VERY ripped off that they're not continuing the story from the first? I mean, it left off like there was going to be one, i want to know wtf is up with morrigan and the kid.

    And FFS, not another cartoony "stylized" game overhaul! Why fix it if its not broken?

    I'm sure it will still look cool and play awesome tho, as it IS still a Bioware game. But why make such drastic changes in this series and its visual style? Keep things consistent! Make a new RPG series if you want to experiment and change things so much, cmon.
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    restatement3dofted , July 9, 2010 3:40 PM
    Dragon Age on PC was pretty epic. Dragon Age on a console was an epic disaster. The 360 release's graphics made it look like a release for the original XBOX, and playing that game with a gamepad was useless. (Point being that Dragon Age 2, despite not following the original story, should be a pretty awesome game for the PC. Hopefully it won't be such garbage on consoles this time around).
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    hemelskonijn , July 9, 2010 3:52 PM
    I wonder if i am the only one that still feels screwed over awakening, here in Europe its a download only and while the disc based versions are 20 euro or cheaper on my PS3 i would have to pay 39 Euro for it. There is no way i will buy another dragon age game before they fix their ridiculous pricing.

    Sure DA:o  was a great game but i really would prefer a disc based expansion set so i can play it again in 10 years or at least a fair price for the frikkin download.
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    Darth_Kaar , July 9, 2010 4:14 PM
    I enjoyed the first game and i was hoping that original story will be continued.
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