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What is BioWare’s mysterious countdown going to reveal?

Recently, developer BioWare has updated its homepage with an unexplained countdown timer set to expire, if our math is correct, this coming Monday, March 29. As if that wasn’t enough to get us dreaming, the timer also appears on the dedicated pages for two of BioWare’s games: Dragon Age: Origins as well as Mass Effect 2.

What could it all mean? Separate announcements for each title? One big revelation so earth-shakingly magnificous that it takes two games to deliver it? Is there any chance at all that we’ll finally see our Mass Effect 2 soulmate Tali’s face? It’s discussion time, children!

Theory One: More DLC is coming for both games.
Could be, but coming so soon after the recent DLC announcements and releases – the Awakening DLC for Dragon Age along with Firewalker and Kasumi’s Stolen Memory for Mass Effect 2 – does it make sense to put up an ominous countdown for more DLC? What the hell else are they going to throw at us? Will DA fans receive a patch that makes Morrigan less of a bitch? Will Mass Effect 2 fans with a female Shepherd finally be able to romance Miranda Lawson’s Aussie-accented badonkadonk? WILL WE FINALLY SEE WHAT’S BEHIND TALI’ ZORAH’S MASK? Forgive us for repeating ourselves on that one – it’s important to us.

Theory Two: It’s a new game announcement entirely.
You don’t put up a countdown after announcing a bucket load of DLC just to announce more DLC.  Perhaps Bioware is ready to disclose what Project Wombat fully entails. Maybe they’ve finally decided upon a release date for Mass Effect 3 or Dragon Age 2.

Theory Three: They’re opening the porthole.
Our bet, regardless of what everyone else has said in the past, is that we’ll hear about a PS3 port of at least Mass Effect 2 (if not both MEs) on Monday.

The last speculation may piss off some Xbox 360 fanboys; and yes, it doesn’t explain away the appearance of the timer on the Dragon Age page (unless BioWare just wants to spread the word to the maximum number of people). However, it would only make sense for BioWare and owner/publisher Electronic Arts to take advantage of how well the PS3 has been faring recently. 

So what do you all think?

Mar 25, 2010

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13 comments

  • wardragon101 - March 28, 2010 4:20 a.m.

    please let it be something involving tali's face. it's killing me as to whats under there
  • Destruco33 - March 26, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    Star Wars: KOTR 3. A man can dream... But i really think that it will probably be an announcement explaining what that peice of paper really means(the one that came with DA:A) and an announcement of a big DLC for ME2. something that would take 10 hours to beat and increase level cap to 40.
  • JohnnyMaverik - March 26, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    I can't wait for it what ever it ends up being.
  • VideoGameKing - March 26, 2010 3:02 p.m.

    i hope its a dragon age,i love the game so much,exept for the 2 huge dragons,but sten,shale and morrgin are my faverit
  • Howetzer - March 26, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    Wow. If they annouce Mass Effect on the PS3 Ill buy it, it looks like a cool game, dont see why they'd have the same timer on the dragon age site tho.... We'll see on Monday I guess and BTW @RebornKusabi, good for you man, dont buy more of their shit you're doing better with a PS3 hell even a PC anyway.
  • kingbubba - March 26, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    @ventanger That would be the greatest announcement in the history of great announcements. I've always thought Bioware's Mass Effect universe was inspired somewhat by Farscape
  • ventanger - March 26, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    Bioware announces a Farscape game. ...one can hope.
  • WhiskeyBit - March 26, 2010 2:59 a.m.

    By the look of, its pretty apparent that its a dooms-day clock. The Mayans and their calender can suck it!
  • RebornKusabi - March 26, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    As much as I would LIKE for it to be an announcement that Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PS3, as I'm standing my goddamn ground on not buying another 360 just so it can break every ****ing 6 months, I know that it's gonna either be DLC for both games or an announcement of a release date for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In fact, I bet on it being that last one.
  • RamenDragon - March 26, 2010 1:15 a.m.

    killerrpgfan, fail. I don't entirely doubt there may be some sort of crossover game being announced. It would explain the timer on both sites, and I wouldn't put it past Bioware.
  • Ghidora - March 26, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    Could it be a 30-40 hour long expansion for ME2 like DA: Awakening, I've heard that idea being floated around.
  • killerrpgfan - March 26, 2010 1:01 a.m.

    FIRST!!!! I hope it is a new game, i absolutely love Bioware and every single one of their games. But ME2/ME would be really coool on PS3! IDK but you need to have a follow up on this one!!
  • Wriggly - March 26, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    Gonna play it safe here and say Kasumi.

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