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Dragon Age 2 Gets Release Date, New Trailer

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Waiting ages for Dragon Age 2.

Waiting for the next Dragon Age chapter? Now you'll know exactly how long you'll have to wait.

BioWare announced today that Dragon Age 2 will be available on March 8, 2011 in North America and March 11 in Europe.

“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 franchise’s gameplay a shot of adrenaline. We can’t wait to get the game in people’s 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 Hawke’s 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.

Check out the new trailer released below:

Dragon Age 2 Destiny

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    michalmierzwa , August 19, 2010 12:05 PM
    So totally awesome news... As a Diablo fan, there is not much else on a horizon to look forward to in terms of RPG's. Dragon Age 1 was great, lets home number two will be better :-)
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    michalmierzwa , August 19, 2010 12:05 PM
    So totally awesome news... As a Diablo fan, there is not much else on a horizon to look forward to in terms of RPG's. Dragon Age 1 was great, lets home number two will be better :-)
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    Hilarion , August 19, 2010 12:26 PM
    Can't wait to own this one! I'm looking forward to more in this particular universe.
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    neiroatopelcc , August 19, 2010 12:31 PM
    michalmierzwaSo totally awesome news... As a Diablo fan, there is not much else on a horizon to look forward to in terms of RPG's. Dragon Age 1 was great, lets home number two will be better :-)


    Try getting torchlight on steam - relativly cheap, and feels very much like diablo 1 in a new dress.
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    hok , August 19, 2010 12:43 PM
    So happy to hear about this since the disappointing results Starcraft gave me...
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    michalmierzwa , August 19, 2010 12:46 PM
    Thanks for suggestion neiroatopelcc. I had tons of fun with Torchlight, Oblivion, Fallout and Dragon Age. Great games. However what I feel is missing in these titles is re playability like its found in Diablo Series and how levels are randomly generated, giving the new look and feel everytime you set yourself on a quest to find a rare magical items pushing your character level further and further,like in Diablo 2 Lvl 99.

    Wow, that brings joyous feelings of endless hours of game play and sheer satisfaction. Great Times! Long Live RPG's!
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    precariousgray , August 19, 2010 1:01 PM
    Hopefully they'll be intelligent enough to include some sort of multiplayer or co-op mode this time around.
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    spikey_monkey , August 19, 2010 1:40 PM
    The splattering sound effects after summoning the arms made me laugh.
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    neiroatopelcc , August 19, 2010 1:45 PM
    michalmierzwaThanks for suggestion neiroatopelcc. I had tons of fun with Torchlight, Oblivion, Fallout and Dragon Age. Great games. However what I feel is missing in these titles is re playability like its found in Diablo Series and how levels are randomly generated, giving the new look and feel everytime you set yourself on a quest to find a rare magical items pushing your character level further and further,like in Diablo 2 Lvl 99. Wow, that brings joyous feelings of endless hours of game play and sheer satisfaction. Great Times! Long Live RPG's!

    I know exactly what you mean. But to be honest, very few games have replayability that matches that of diablo 2. Heroes of might and magic, enclave and flatout are up there for me, but I think many people have other unique favorites.
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    Stryter , August 19, 2010 1:51 PM
    That trailer tickled my fancy
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    partytime , August 19, 2010 1:58 PM
    OOhhhhH!!!!!!!!!!! I want I want I want!
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    pirateboy , August 19, 2010 2:03 PM
    michalmierzwaSo totally awesome news... As a Diablo fan, there is not much else on a horizon to look forward to in terms of RPG's. Dragon Age 1 was great, lets home number two will be better :-)


    If you liked Diablo, try Torchlight.
    plus, Torchlight 2 (has multi-player) and Grim Dawn (the successor to Titan Quest) are nearly finshed.
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    jsc , August 19, 2010 2:11 PM
    I am far enough behind on my gaming that hopefully I'll be able to get Dragonage and Awakening in one box this fall. Hey, I'm sort of cheap.
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    Sabiancym , August 19, 2010 2:21 PM
    I loved the story and rpg elements of the first one, but hated the combat system. Nice to see they are improving it.
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    jaysbob , August 19, 2010 2:22 PM
    while I don't like the idea of them "sheppardizing" the character aspect of Dragon Age 2. I am interested to see how it works out. I REALLY liked being able to make a character from scratch with his own backstory and everything in the first one, probably the best character creation I've seen in any Fantasy RPG. I'll be interested to see how they handled this.

    The combat changes sound awesome though, it would be great to see something more real time.

    I just hope this doesn't turn out to be Mass Effect 2 in Fantasy land. Not that ME2 was a bad game but Dragon Age was refreshingly different for a bioware offering.
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    Jarmo , August 19, 2010 2:29 PM
    Am I the only one who loved the combat system of DA1?
    I fear this'll be another Mass Effect 1 -> Mass Effect 2,
    idiotizing of gameplay and removing of choices to make everything more action.
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    sliem , August 19, 2010 3:06 PM
    I want to see gameplay...
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    sneaky jedi , August 19, 2010 3:39 PM
    "Am I the only one who loved the combat system of DA1?
    I fear this'll be another Mass Effect 1 -> Mass Effect 2,
    idiotizing of gameplay and removing of choices to make everything more action."

    I liked the combat as well, for PC of course. The mass effect games are some of my favorite of all times but I would rather not have the gameplay of two excellent games run together. Both games were great for what they were. They already took out several of the more RPG elements out of ME2, hopefully that doesnt happen with DA2
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    stm1185 , August 19, 2010 6:16 PM
    Looking forward to it. And I hope they do make it like the ME1 to ME2 change, where they upped the fun action factor, and toned down the boring roleplaying nerd factor.

    Let me crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentation of their women without 10 hours worth of boring dialog that I have to wait through.
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    proxy711 , August 19, 2010 7:05 PM
    The combat in ME2 was alot better then ME1. as for the inventory system and weapons issues:

    You guys forgot you were working with an extremely powerful and rich corporation it wouldn't make any sense for them you outfit you with really crappy weapons and make you buy better ones when they are funding you. The upgrades you find throughout the game are top of the line custom upgrades that no one else has. You start the game with the best weapons and armor around.

    Sure the ME1 inventory system was more RPGish but the ME2 system makes much for sense.
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    pale paladin , August 19, 2010 8:47 PM
    woot I'm very excited for this one. DA 1 was one of the best RPGs i've played in a long time. the witcher isn't too bad either. the beginning is mind numbing but it does get much better.
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