Dragon Age II pre-orderers automatically get Signature Edition upgrade

Hey Dragon Age fans - do you want a free downloadable character, exclusive in-game weapons, and access to a digital version of the soundtrack with your copy of Dragon Age II? Then you'd better get your pre-orders in before January 11th.

Developer BioWare announced today that the special Signature Edition of Dragon Age's sequel will be available not for a premium, but for those who guarantee their copy ahead of the game's March 8, 2011 release date. In other words, it's a glorified pre-order bonus.

Above: The brutality of Dragon Age II is what you're paying for. The bonus content is just icing on the bloody cake

"Over the past 15 years, we've been privileged to have the support of a passionate community of fans, who continue to grow in number with every game we release. The BioWare Signature Edition of Dragon Age II is a chance for us to reward loyal fans who pre-order the game by providing them with additional high-quality content for free," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, senior VP of BioWare parent company EA.

The Signature Edition includes the following special content:

  • Download code for a special playable character, and exclusive new missions
  • An in-game armory filled with weapons and other items
  • A digital soundtrack featuring all of the game's original music

BioWare says all of this extra material is a $20 value.

After January 11th, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive the Dragon Age II standalone game with no bonus content. Additionally, the Signature Edition will not be purchasable on store shelves. It is strictly a pre-order exclusive. Pretty smart move there, BioWare.

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  • RAYZOR12 - October 15, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    Dude. This is awesome. Bioware has just taken the throne for fan appreciation...
  • superstud - October 15, 2010 12:21 p.m.

    Does this have to be preordered off Bioware directly or will you get the same offer when ordering off Amazon or another crowd?
  • mattdark - October 15, 2010 6:01 a.m.

    Could GR just confirm something with me? First off, im guessing you'll have to order this from EA's own site, as I doubt they'll be able to get other stores (Online and physical) to keep a list of who preordered the game before a certain date and let someone at EA know. Secondly, is this just a US thing right now? It would be nice if this was also availalbe to europe.
  • drewbian - October 15, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    loved dragon age and bioware are my alltime fave games company, defo gona be buying this :)
  • Larinah - October 15, 2010 1:14 a.m.

    This sounds great! I'll definitely have to preorder it before then. I hope this becomes a big thing from developers rather than just the sales companies saying "Hey, pre-order with us and get a FREE HELMET!"*cough* halo reach *cough*
  • madjec - October 14, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    Ain't it lucky my birthday's early January =D Unfortunately, never did beat that damned broodmother before my xbox red ringed on me AGAIN!
  • shadowreaper72 - October 14, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    I LOVE YOU BIOWARE!!!!!!!!!!
  • Crabhand - October 14, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    This is totally awesome, I had fully intended to pre-order Dragon Age 2, and this is just awesome.
  • FauxFurry - October 14, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    What I would like to know aside from when exactly they'd plan on selling these things separately for that total of $20 (it would be worth nothing if it were not available for purchase later)is what additional pre-order bonuses they plan on portioning out to individual store outlets. One bonus weapon or suit of armor would just end up lost in the shuffle with an entire armory provided via the standard advance pre-order bonus/future DLC. "succes Condemned"? Leave it up to a machine to bring negativity into this yet again. Is this thing part of SkyNet?
  • FauxFurry - October 14, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    Pre-ordering that far in advance suggests that those who place said pre-orders are helping to bankroll that last leg of post-production work such as debugging and extensive playtesting. I'd say that's easily worth paying their short-term investors/customers $20 for. That sounds more than worthwhile for the consumer as well, so it's a win-win for all parties involved. Of course, I wouldn't doubt that someone will somehow find away to put a negative spin on this offered deal even though it isn't a pre-order exclusive,just a bonus. "budget curbrick"...that's your theory on what this deal is,reCAPTCHA?
  • Peloun - October 14, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    I loved the first one Getting this one for sure!

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