Coming up in March, Electronic Arts and Bioware will be releasing the first expansion – yes, full expansion, not just DLC – for Dragon Age: Origins, title Awakening. The trailer below is called “Queen of the Black Marsh” and looks pretty epic, although it is a tad on the short side. Doesn’t “Black Marsh” sound like something out of The Lord of the Rings? Come to think of it, many things in Dragon Age remind me of that Tolkien epic. Anyway, back to the trailer!
Apparently slaying the Archdemon at the end of Dragon Age: Origins wasn’t enough to knock the Dark Spawn out of the overworld for good (oops, spoiler!), like it was supposed to. The basic premise behind the expansion is that you are a commander of the Grey Wardens, tasked with rebuilding the order and finding out why, after the death of the Archdemon, these Dark Spawn still remain active. Naturally, in true Bioware fashion, you can import your character from previous play-throughs of the original game and that can be your Grey Warden, or you can start from scratch and just play the expansion with a new character. Either way, you’ll need the original game to play this.
It’s out for all three platforms on March 16, 2010. Until then, perhaps this trailer will keep you in the Dragon Age mood until then, eh?