In the words of our Senior Editor Al Zamora, “Anything else would be uncivilized.” Yes, yes it would be. It had to be done – another Dragon Age had to be made to continuously satisfy the appetite of its fans. But most of us already knew that Dragon Age 2 would be surfacing soon. What we didn’t know was that it would just carry the name Dragon Age 2, as its predecessor held the title “Origins.” The picture above, which depicts the cover of Gamer Informer, features a new champion, a different part of the world, and it sure as hell might look orgasmic to some, even though we’re assuming it’s not gameplay stills.
Greg Zeschuk once stated that they were working to make the Dragon Age engine look “visually super hot.” We all pray for such a technical leap, as – if anyone else recalls – the graphics weren’t really awing on the console versions, and the convolution of ridiculous blood spread was a tad over-the-top, which made the game somewhat seem cheesy. With a ten-page cover story, it seems as though both EA and BioWare are more than ready to spread some details for their upcoming sequel to one of this year’s most prized RPGs. Exactly what the details entail, we can’t say yet.
If your run over to their BioWare’s site, you’ll get somewhat of a glimpse of what’s to come, though, including a debut trailer which will be releasing on August 17. Minor details are laid out on the page which gives description of the hero having to gather “the deadliest of allies,” amassing fame and fortune, and sealing his place in history. Some key features have also been added to the game. Features that you can check out after the jump.
- Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
- Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
- Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rougue, or warrior.
- Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
- Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.
For those of you who are fiends and don’t care to know what the game looks like, the pre-orders start today. Gamestop has already put up a familiar date which BioWare teased with before: February 1, 2011. Surprise, surprise.