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.
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