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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 purchasableon store shelves. It is strictly a pre-order exclusive. Pretty smart move there, BioWare.

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