The leading video game developer and studio of Electronic Arts, BioWare, confirmed today the development of Dragon Age 2 at their studio based in Edmonton.
Dragon Age 2 is going to be the sequel to the triple-platinum-selling Dragon Age: Origins which received "RPG of the Year" in 2009 by Game Informer, G4, IGN and SpikeTV. More action and a new responsive combat system with a dynamic storyline will be introduced in the new Dragon Age 2 RPG. The game is expected to release in March of 2011 on the Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and Windows-Based PCs.
“Last year’s launch of Dragon Age: Origins was one of the most successful in BioWare’s 15-year history and one of the most successful new IP launches in the 28 year history of EA,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Senior Vice President of Electronic Arts and co-founder and Group General Manager of BioWare. “Dragon Age 2 will simultaneously deliver an epic story and set a new bar for intense action in the genre. We're very excited to deliver this next bold evolution in the Dragon Age franchise to our fans."
“With Dragon Age 2 we are creating an exciting new entry point into the Dragon Age universe while ensuring that fans of the original game retain a sense of satisfaction and familiarity in the world,” said Dragon Age 2 Executive Producer Mark Darrah. “We are amplifying the things that made Dragon Age: Origins such a huge success while introducing a more dynamic combat system, improving the graphics, and telling the most important story in our world.”
In Dragon Age 2, the player takes the perspective o a penniless refugee named Hawke, who rises to power to become the most important character in the Dragon Age world.
Dragon Age 2 will feature an all-new storyline spanning ten years, in which the player will help tell that tale by making his own choices and triggering his own events.
Dragon Age 2 is being developed for the Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and Windows-Based PCs.