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“Exiled Prince” DLC trailer launches for Dragon Age 2

Do you know any Videogame Liars? You know the type: they've got killscreens on all the old arcade cabinets (yet never with a camera handy). They've fought Shen Long (in SF2) and Noob Saibot (in MK1). They've beaten all six regular GPs on Mario Kart, scoring enough points to unlock the secret Cake Cup. And doubtless, they've even completed Dragon Age 2 a week before its launch, and are already in need of a new challenge. Perhaps, then, it's this lucrative Videogame Liar demographic BioWare is targeting with full-fledged DLC for the game.


Above: The “Exiled Prince” DLC trailer for Dragon Age 2


Above: Vael adds formidable archery to your party's skills

“The Exiled Prince” adds a new follower to your DA2 party: the titular excommunicated monarch, whose friends call him Sebastian Vael. Sworn to a monastic life of celibacy, Vael is forced onto the path of revenge when his family's brutal murder leaves him the sole heir to an unattainable throne. How do we know so much about this Sebastian character? Well, he's only the subject of a three-page shot story penned by BioWare head writer David Galder, available on the pack's website.


Above: The brooding Vael in a rare vengeance-free moment

Besides royal intrigue and vengeful anguish, the pack adds several new missions to play through as Sebastian's story unravels, adding the prince – an accomplished archer – to your party for the duration. The pack, available as soon as DA2 launches on March 8, also includes extra items to be discovered in-game. Are you so into Dragon Age 2 as to install DLC sight unseen? What do you think of the trailer? Let us know.

Mar 02, 2011

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14 comments

  • inmediasres - March 6, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    Oh and by the way masseffect apperance pack says hello. I foresee different coloured armor for companions as dlc why do people think they left out the armor custumization part of your companions inventory to further the 'cinematic experience' yeah and I'm Mother Teresa.Same situation with the toolset for PC as I remmeber correctly they took that out as well no community mods hurray make way for tons of dlc.
  • inmediasres - March 6, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    Sometimes my faith in humanity is shaken when people are gobbling up all this DLC before release shit. I'm not really mad abaout this DLC although this is bad shit because they punish those who didn't preorder it god knows when. Like if they foresaw that not many preorders will come once the bad news abaout making this game swordeffect hits the net. What I'm realyl pissed of about is the ungodly amount of small DLC crap that generates only hype for the game and people eat into it as free item omg imagonahaveorgasm the company is soo good to mee they love me I better support them no matter if the game is good or bad I just buy it anyway love xyz company could die for them.
  • soranamineforever - March 5, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    While I'd say that this isn't as bad as what Capcom pulled with MvC3, I still don't like the practice of announcing DLC before the game is released, and ESPECIALLY releasing it on the same day as the game itself. I'm going to get it anyway, but Bioware (and Capcom) is really testing my patience.
  • Valmorification - March 3, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    I pre ordered the game and I can't wait to get this too... So pumped
  • monkeyrevenge - March 3, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    This was a freebie if you preordered before like January 10th. Im kind of surprised that GR didn't know that. This was extra content for a limited edition version of the game basically (that cost the same as the regular version) that they are now providing an alternative way of getting. Im glad otherwise only those that preordered the game REALLY early would have gotten it. Come on GR though, you guys should know this!
  • HereComesTheHypeTrainCHOOCHOO - March 3, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    This is why I don't feel bad about buying games used. When publishers are continuing to withhold finished content and locking content on the disks I don't see the need to pay full price for their games. If I were to go into Gamestop and buy Dragon Age 2 for $60 then I wouldn't get this finished content without having to pony up even more so why wouldn't I just buy it used and save myself some money? Publishers should quit trying to blame consumers for their imaginary "losses" to the second hand market and should stop slitting their own throats with nickel and diming moves that leave a bad taste in my mouth.
  • DeathbyFira - March 3, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    Quit Horeing me around Bio ware dammit why couldnt you have all this stuff in the regular game now you are telling me i have to buy the game and like 5 freaking DLCs o well as long as there are huge quests and more party members and shihy things to poke at baddies i wont mind so i will be looking forwd to it and the Dead Space 2 DLC
  • jeffkonetzki - March 3, 2011 7:29 a.m.

    I will be a little disappointed when this is found to exist on the disk.
  • CitizenThom - March 3, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    This character and his missions were something promised as a pre-order bonus back in December. This isn't DLC for profit... it was available for free on pre-orders up through early January.
  • LIKEUCARE - March 3, 2011 4:16 a.m.

    Well, with this stupid lame scheme that BioWare has undergone since Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age Origins, guess I'll simply wait for their "Ultimate Edition" since I missed their Signature Edition preorder. *I wanted that edition on Steam but guess what, once the time was up at january 11th, digital pre-order could be possible but only the normal edition. So, fuck that really! Bleh... worst case... buy the Super Edition a year later on a Steam sale special! Besides, I'm not in any hurry to play DA2 since every actions from DA1 are meaningless to the sequel... way to go BW! The demo was fun though!
  • Fady2Hotty - March 3, 2011 4:02 a.m.

    Man i hate when company's show DLC trailers before the game is actually out. That shows that they could've added it to the already 60$ game but wanted a little more money. =/
  • ConorMDR203 - March 3, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    Wait, I'm kinda confused. Is there any reason at all that this couldn't be released along with the game? I'm not saying that the DLC won't be worth it, or that DA2 won't be a full game, but really? A DLC advertisement before the game actually comes out? I don't get BioWare's marketing strategy. All it could possibly do is get people annoyed that it isn't going to be shipped with the game. Maybe if they just waited a week or two....
  • JohnnyMaverik - March 3, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    "Did the writers intend this companion to be part of the story? Is his narrative integral to the plot as it was conceived, and sort of done without if the DLC is ignored? Are writers even able to create something cogent when a marketing team is demanding that they cut the game into ribbons, so each section can be sold separately? The mistake is the appearance of greed, of swindling your initial customer." Rock paper shotgun put it best as usual... http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/02/dragon-age-ii-dlc-already-this-is-silly/
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - March 3, 2011 2:19 a.m.

    Will I be getting this? AYYYYEE!

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