Dead Space’s Isaac Clarke sneaks into Dragon Age 2

Clearly there's more than a little mutual appreciation going on between Dead Space 2 developers Visceral Games and the Dragon Age 2 crew at Bioware. Players of the latter, EA promises, will hear bards' tales recounting the exploits of demon-slaying knight Ser Isaac of Clarke. However, if that's not a cheeky enough in-joke for you, Ser Isaac's distinctly familiar-looking armor will be available to players themselves.

Dragon Age 2 players whose taste for fantasy-horror transcends any one game might well pick up Dead Space 2 as well, what with the two sequels both due for impending release. Rather than divide audiences between “dark fantasy with sword-dismemberment” and “dark sci-fi with plasma-dismemberment,” publisher EA will reward players for spreading their efforts between the two titles. Players who pick up Dead Space 2 will receive a one-time activation code to unlock Ser Isaac's armor within Dragon Age 2 as well.

We've got our doubts as to whether it'll go so far as to display your character's health within the faithfully-recreated back-panel – Dragon Age has its own HUD, after all – but hey, you offer a cool thing for free, we set to work finding its shortcomings. Welcome to the Internet!

Jan 20, 2011

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  • city17fan - January 21, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    This armor is very cool looking!
  • JohnnyMaverik - January 21, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    Isaac won't last a second in the DA universe...
  • joabbuac - January 21, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Im still working out how Isaac is able to sneak.
  • mockraven - January 21, 2011 1:46 p.m.

    @Firenzeta I also noticed a poor framerate in playback. I tried on a couple of browsers just to see if it was incompatible with Chrome or not, but it's still slow. OT: Love the look. Like with the Mass Effect armour, I love how the style's only subtly changed for the DA universe. I'm assuming it's just Isaac's armour, but it would have been cool if there was a bonus quest added in, too.
  • Firenzeta - January 21, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    Framerate fail.
  • Spartan11794 - January 21, 2011 4:07 a.m.

    Wasn't isn't Isaac Clarke getting into?
  • killorabbit - January 21, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Shame. It was either these two titles for 360 or Shogun 2 and Deus Ex 3 for my PC and I opted to pre-order the latter. Oh well.
  • NotBraze - January 21, 2011 3:35 a.m.

    I might just have to pick up Dead Space 2 even though I haven't played the first one yet just so I can get the armor.
  • ProfessorLeighton - January 21, 2011 3:33 a.m.

    Damn, only two games and Issac is already one of the coolest charecters out there.
  • FlikNightshade - January 21, 2011 3:21 a.m.

    The only two games I've preordered from Amazon this year. Looks like I'm in luck then.
  • FrozenImplosion - January 21, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    :) Dead Space. Also, are GamesRadar and Destructoid like sister sites or something, cause I always see bits of news on one, and then see it on the other like an hour later. Also, you share Jim I believe.
  • CoktorBloktopus - January 21, 2011 3 a.m.

    Love it these games are both going to be awesome i just need to beat the first dragon age. OH and first

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