BioWare Announces Expansion for Dragon Age

By Published January 05, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Dragon Age: Origins - BioWare's bloodiest creation yet - will now be accompanied by a new arrival. This time, it's not DLC.

Awakening, as the expansion pack is titled, is up for pre-order now. BioWare said:

For centuries, the Grey Wardens—the ancient order of guardians, sworn to unite and defend the lands—have been battling the darkspawn forces. Legend spoke that slaying the Archdemon would have put an end to the darkspawn threat for centuries to come, but somehow they remain.

You are the Grey Warden Commander and have been entrusted with the duty of rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and uncovering the secrets of the darkspawn and how they managed to remain.

How you choose to rebuild your order, how you resolve the conflict with "The Architect", and how you determine the fate of the darkspawn will be but some of the many complex choices that await and shape your journey as you venture to the new land of Amaranthine.

Several ambitious plotlines will be present in the new expansion pack, not limited to the possibility to rebuild the Grey Wardens, and set up a headquarters at a Keep. Players can also look forward to learning more about the Darkspawn, meeting new party members, and unlocking new combat skills. BioWare has stated that it will be possible to import your old character from DAO, but there is also an option to start out as a Grey Warden from French-based Orlais.

Five new party members will be available for those who get the expansion, and BioWare has hinted at an "old favorite" being present. My guess? Morrigan.

Last modified on January 05, 2010 at 6:38 pm
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