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Dragon Age 2

Postby Skaila » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 17:25

With the success of Dragon Age: Origins, a sequel wasn't far off. So today Bioware finally dropped the bomb and unveiled Dragon Age 2. And by the looks of it, it'll be available February 1, 2011.

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Right now, not much is known except the following:

Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.

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.


So from what I've gathered, they're not heading the way Mass Effect 2 did. Say goodbye to your Grey Warden and say hello to a new character. Ferelden is also possibly out and you'll be exploring a bigger world with new combat techniques and new graphics.

Looks like my paycheck will go to a new video card >.>

Also what HAS been confirmed is that your main character is HUMAN and is called Hawke. There will be Elves and Dwarves, but the main character is only human.

A couple of concept art are available for your viewing pleasure:

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You'll notice the last two ones say gameinformer. The lucky bastards got a sneak preview and have their 10-page cover story in issue 208. So go get that issue if you find it. i know i'll be on the look out :P

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Speculation:

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When you look at that image (and according to Chris Priestly the box art can still change), the tip of the dragon's wings form people. Could they be the shadows of your companions?

Image Rumours say that she is Morrigan's daughter and the Warden's.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Skaila » Fri 09 Jul, 2010 21:04

Five Facts about Hawke

1. Hawke will be a voiced character.

Unlike Dragon Age: Origins, the player's character in Dragon Age II will be fully voiced. This opens the door for a more cinematic approach to dialogue and creates an identity for the character outside of the text you see on-screen. It also eliminates those awkward scenarios where you feel like your character should be reacting, but instead just stares blankly without so much as a grunt.

2. Hawke is human.
Yes, that means that you won't be able to select Hawke's race. However, just because that one aspect of Hawke's backstory is set doesn't mean BioWare is eliminating character creation. You can still choose your class and customize your appearance. When we visited BioWare's studio, we only saw (and heard) the male Hawke in action, but the team promises that players can select either gender for the character.

3. Hawke didn't just survive the blight...he escaped it.
As the Grey Warden from Dragon Age: Origins was fighting darkspawn, Hawke was living in Lothering. Fans will remember that the small village was raided and destroyed (an event that occurred off-screen in Origins), and Hawke was one of the survivors. However, rather than stay and fight the darkspawn menace, Hawke flees Ferelden and heads north.

4. Hawke is the Champion of Kirkwall.
Kirkwall is a major population center in the Free Marches, a collection of city-states north of Ferelden. This means that at least some of the action in Dragon Age II will be set in Kirkwall itself, though Hawke will also spend time in other areas of the Free Marches. What exactly Hawke does to earn the honorary title of Champion, however, is up to you.

5. Hawke drives the story.
Dragon Age II is not about killing an ancient evil or about quelling another blight; Hawke is the driving force behind the narrative. Over the course of the game's 10-year timeline, players' actions and choices will determine Hawke's history, relationships, and regrets...all in service to answering the larger question: Who is the Champion of Kirkwall?
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Skaila » Sat 20 Nov, 2010 13:34

The story has been posted at the main site: check it out: http://g2unit.com/node/73
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