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[GamesCom 2010] Dragon Age 2 Trailer and Release Date

BioWare and Electronic Arts release first Dragon Age 2 info, date and kick-ass trailer.
Author: Parjanya C. Holtz
Published: August 18, 2010
BioWare and Electronic Arts announced a March 8, 2011 release date for the US and a March 11, 2011 release date for Europe for their upcoming action RPG Dragon Age 2 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this week, alongside showing off the title's first trailer. Despite not containing any real gameplay footage, this sneak-peak at the game is very well made and most definitely worth checking out, even if you never got around to playing BioWare's excellent first Dragon Age title (hint: go play it now!).

The press release promises the game to feature “faster-paced action, striking new art-direction and an updated method of storytelling” giving players the opportunity to “experience the rise to power of one of the most important characters in the Dragon Age universe.” To us that sounds like this time around you won't be able to choose from a number of characters, but instead will be concentrating on one character's storyline instead. We believe that streamlining the experience that way could definitely be of benefit to the game's overall quality.

The story revolves around Hawke, a man whose homeland gets destroyed and who then becomes the Champion of Kirkwall. Players get to experience 10 years in the Dragon Age universes' timeline, forcing them to make tough moral choices, battle dangerous foes and team up with smokin' hot lady elves.

“The Dragon Age franchise got off to a tremendous start. With Dragon Age 2, we are building on the outstanding RPG fundamentals the original delivered while taking the franchise in a new direction with faster, more responsive combat that will allow players to think like a general, but fight like a Spartan,” said Mark Darrah, executive producer at BioWare. “We are giving the franchise’s gameplay a shot of adrenaline. We can’t wait to get the game in people’s hands so they can feel the difference.”

For more detailed information on the title we suggest you go to the game's Twitter and or Facebook pages. We'll keep you updated, so check back often.