BioWare's mystery project gets a few seconds of mystery footage from mystery VGA trailer

First, BioWare teased its big VGA announcement with an explosive image that looked straight out of Uncharted. Now, they've released a short video that seems to tap into Call of Duty and Battlefield 3. Next? We're guessing it shows a character gliding through a dark city, or wielding a gun that allows him to shoot portals in walls to travel through space. Also dragons. We think there might be some dragons.

And Zeldas.

Well that doesn't reveal much. So, what do you think it is? An action-RPG war game? A Silent Scope reboot? A super-futuristic Dragon Age? Whatever it is, initial impressions are fairly... generic. Granted, BioWare's record is nearly spotless, so here's hoping it doesn't squander its talents on a Tom Clancy clone, except... wait, this reminds us of something. We wrote this exact same article last year! BioWare did the same thing almost exactly 12 months ago – they showed off a short clip of a guy in a tower and we all went crazy trying to figure out what it was! And then it ended up being a bloody Mass Effect 3 trailer! Oh, BioWare, your marketing ploys are so unoriginal. 

Check back post-VGAs for more information on whatever it is BioWare is bringing to the show. We're putting our money on it being a super-futuristic Dragon Age...wait, dammit, there we go speculating!


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  • JachAnen - December 6, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    Considering that they are partners with EA. This might just be a new Command & Conquer game. Probably in the Generals series. I hope :)
  • TheInvincibleDragon - November 22, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    Bio Ware, stop playing with my emotions and develop Jade Empire 2 already. How many emails do I have to send you guys?
  • AGENTJORRRG - November 22, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    Looks like Call of Duty or something. Weird.
  • Fuzunga - November 22, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    That looks really, really boring. And it's totally not Jade Empire 2, which is all I care about.
  • taokaka - November 22, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    Totally looks like a new Jade empire, but in all seriousness it is definitely a new KOTOR.
  • SOLAMON77 - November 22, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    I'm willing to hold off judgment until I actually see the trailer, but for now I'm a bit worried. The absolute LAST thing we need more of in gaming right now is more modern day military games.
  • Mezolitik - November 22, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    After Dragon Age II, I'm willing to believe that BioWare will do anything that EA says. And that includes making a generic FPS. You go to EA, and you're done. It happened to Westwood Studios; it'll happen to BioWare.
  • mothbanquet - November 23, 2011 3:08 a.m.

    Good call.
  • Yaro - November 22, 2011 1:20 p.m.

    I just want Commander Shepard to crash land and get stuck for a bit on that too much to ask?
  • ShowMeYourKitties - November 22, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Yep, any excitement I had is now gone. I'm really sick of modern military games at this point. Hopefully Bioware can surprise me though...
  • Manguy17 - November 22, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    prequel to the prequel of mass effects prequel?
  • Ultimadrago - November 22, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    I watched the teaser, I facepalmed and I walked away.
  • willbishop - November 22, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    Oh Bioware, over the top action and a new direction? If you thought the Dragon Age 2 rage was bad, just wait.
  • Y2Ken - November 22, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    Looks pretty cool, if Bioware were to do some kind of "modern combat" based game that might turn out great. They certainly do have a good reputation, but it's an area they aren't really associated with much. The "new studio" seems to confirm it isn't just ME3 hype.

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