Blood-soaked Dragon Age 2 trailer unveiled, release date revealed

March. In ancient Rome, it marked the beginning of war season.  Appropriate that we’ll get to wet our steel once again come March in Dragon Age 2. With the announcement of the release date, we also get to feast our peepers on the first trailer:

Mark Darrah, executive producer at BioWare tells us to expect “faster, more responsive combat that will allow players to think like a general, but fight like a Spartan.”

And just who is this Spartan general? Players will be filling the chainmail boots of Hawke, a refugee-turned-sword-wielding-badass. While little has been revealed about our mysterious hero, we do know that his journey will take place over a ten year timeline, and he will have to gather the eclectic ensemble of allies and face the agonizing moral dilemmas that are the hallmarks of BioWare’s games.

“We are giving the franchise’s gameplay a shot of adrenaline. We can’t wait to get the game in people’s hands so they can feel the difference.” Darrah says. We can’t wait either.

Dragon Age 2 will release in North America on March 8, 2011 and March 11 in the UK and Europe.

Aug 17, 2010

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  • Crabhand - August 17, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    I can't wait for this game. Origins was a great experience (even on the 360, with somewhat poor controls) and Dragon Age 2 seems to be have a much greater emphasis on making the console experience up to par with the PC.
  • Mamudo - August 17, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    I loved Dragon Age Origins, but so far I'm not really excited to DA2. I can't say I'm in favor of Bioware's new direction in terms of combat.
  • Firewarrior706 - August 17, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    Sorry for the double post, but fromr reading llBrowniell's comment, you can pretty much disregard mine.
  • Firewarrior706 - August 17, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    @ key619: That could be possible, but aren't all of Flemeth's children supposed to be women? Considering Morrigan would become Flemeth upon her mothers death. They might make it go astray so it could suit the storyline. I assume that if it is Morrigan's child child, her long life-span would have carried over, because isn't this set something like 300 years after origins?
  • IIBrownieII - August 17, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    Hawke (the PC) ain't related to Morrigan, thats already been confirmed by BioWare... He/She is a refugee from Ferelden, more specificaly from Lothering where you passed through early in Origins. Also the game starts during the events of Origins and ends ten years later so its pretty much impossible he is Morri's child... But anyway it looks amazing and I expect nothing but greatness from BioWare, looking forward to losing hundreds of hours again come march!!!
  • sofaku - August 17, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    dragonage origins was a great game but at this pont i dont want much out of bioware other than mass effect 3.
  • JADENkOTOR - August 17, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    @ key619: Bah a totally didn't even think about that... spot on.
  • EDfromRED - August 17, 2010 10:03 p.m.

    I love the trailer. I hope they don't abandon the ole-school RPG richness of the original, for a Mass Effect 2 move to more action & less depth and complexity.
  • Gavo - August 17, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    Ugh. It looks badass, but in all honesty, PC gamers are going to cringe. I saw gameplay a month or so ago (Comic-Con) and it was kinda a hack-n-slash. For those who enjoyed the PC style of play, get ready for a surprise.
  • key619 - August 17, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    By the looks of the trailer the new characters probably morrigans son from the first one.
  • hatebreeder - August 17, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    Gamesradar break it to me that a new video player? because if it is. I love you.
  • juicenpancakes - August 17, 2010 9:37 p.m.

    BioWare and Bethesda. Anything they develop I purchase on day one. Dragon Age 2 seems that it is going to be continuing this tradition.
  • JADENkOTOR - August 17, 2010 9:35 p.m.

    That trailer was badass... I expect just as big of a leap between this and the original as there was between ME1 and ME2. Thank Jesus for BioWare.

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