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Rumor: Dragon Age major update in March

Both Kotaku and 1UP.com are reporting that 2009 RPG of the Year Dragon Age will be getting a huge expansion in March. Currently listed as Dragon Age: Awakening. According to the report, the expansion will take place after the storyline of DAO and will introduce a new character and a new origin story. Unlike the current available expansions, this one is said to clock in at 15 hours of gameplay.

Then there’s the cost. The rumored street price between $30-40 USD for the PC version with a more expensive Xbox version. No PS3 version was mentioned.

CO-OP episode 0305 mentioned that Bioware has prepared 2 years of DLC on Bioware to keep fans busy over the next few months.

These DLCs have been quite controversial with gamers. EA reports $1 Million in DLC sales for Dragon Age. This is interesting since almost all of the DLCs were given away for free with the exception of “Warden’s Keep”. The mainreason why this DLC has been downloaded so many times is the fact that after completing the quest, you gain access to a party chest where you can store an unlimited number of items. In my first playthrough, I was selling a lot of items and destroying a lot as well since there was a 120 item limit to your inventory. This expansion then became a necessity to play the game.

But the cost is something for some gamers to take pause before buying this for an additional 15 hours more gameplay. Unless of course you’re as addicted as me. But if the rumors are to be believed, does it mean that I have to create a new character just for this expansion? I can’t bring my über character that I built with all the armor and weapons that I’ve accumulated? That would really suck for me. But there’s no mention yet on what happens to your companions.

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

Maybe Bioware will apply the same mechanics they’re doing with Mass Effect 2, where your choices affect the events of the next game. To put it simply, your choices determine if Commander Shepard continues on the next game. If you’re moving through Dragon Age at a good pace, you know that certain dialogue choices can make you lose certain party members.

END SPOILER ALERT

Bioware has laid down the foundation for a very expansive RPG series. There are some elements that will remind you of Dragonlance and Lord of the Rings but will still maintain a certain uniqueness to it. I am pretty sure that we will be able to explore the entire world of Thedas in the years to come.

Return to Ostagar Trailer

Here’s the trailer to the next Dragon Age DLC. Available for the PC, Xbox360, PS3.

Return to Ostagar

Dragon Age Origins – Return to Ostagar

To those who haven’t bought or played Dragon Age yet, I suggest you do. I haven’t played a game to death like this in a very long time. Come January 5, the next DLC for 2009’s RPG of the Year will finally be released.

Highlights:

– One more chance to get the dog.
– Obtain the king’s armor.
– Most probably kill more darkspawn.

Available on January 5 for the PC, Xbox360 and PS3. Mac version not available yet.

Dragon Age comes to the Mac

Dragon Age: Origins – Sacred Ashes Trailer

Dragon Age Origins

Mac users will not have to wait an eternity to get their hands on possibly the best RPG to come out in this console generation. Like those of it’s PC and console versions, the initial release of the game will include codes for the various expansion sets available for the game.

I will admit that this game has sucked me in. I have spent the past month playing this game endlessly, not to mention that I have completed it twice and will be going in for third try.

Mac users will not be disappointed with the game and I hail Bioware/ EA for making this possible this holiday season. Now I’m thinking of getting the game again. Hmmm…