Dragon Age 2 officially confirmed – arriving March 2011
The sequel to Dragon Age, the popular fantasy RPG from BioWare, has been officially confirmed by publisher, EA. The game has been slated for a March 2011 release, and will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms.
Developed at BioWare’s Edmonton-based studio, Dragon Age 2 will be set in a different part of the world from the last game. It’s said the game will “trace the rise to power of Hawke, a survivor of the Blight and a hero who will transform the face of the Dragon Age universe forever”. BioWare have been busy improving on the system used in the first game, and they have plans for several new gameplay elements:
“With Dragon Age 2, the world’s preeminent RPG developer is revolutionizing the genre again, infusing the universe with more action, a new, more responsive combat system and a dynamic story that is already among the most multifaceted in gaming.”
Making sure that fans of the original game remain satisfied and familiar with the world has been a priority for the team: “We are amplifying the things that made Dragon Age: Origins such a huge success while introducing a more dynamic combat system, improving the graphics, and telling the most important story in our world”, said Mark Darrah, Dragon Age 2′s Executive Producer.
Dragon Age: Origins is one of the better RPGs on the PlayStation; it’s a game with a huge amount of variety, that can easily keep a gamer entertained for over a 100 hours. It’s also used as an example of how exciting and innovative Western RPGs are today in comparison to Eastern RPGs, which are said to have grown stale. Whether this is true or not, we’re not completely sure, but what can’t be disputed is that Western RPGs – specifically BioWare-developed games – have been pushing the boundaries of the genre in recent years. So we can’t wait to see what BioWare has planned for Dragon Age 2.
Check out the concept art at the top of the page, which has come courtesy of GameInformer.