More details about BioWare’s upcoming sequel to its popular game, Dragon Age: Origins have been detailed by the lead designer of Dragon Age II, Mike Laidlaw. In his talk with NowGamer, Laidlaw goes over topics including importing of Dragon Age: Origins save files, Fade and Morrigan.
When talking about imported saved games and their importance to DA2, Laidlaw stated,
“We look at it as importing the world really. I’ve always seen Dragon Age as a franchise as about more than any one character…It’s about an entire span of history and the whole world that’s affected by what happens…So that was our approach and I think the importing stays true to that in the sense that the decisions your Warden made and the person they were all affects Dragon Age II. You know, who’s in charge of Ferelden, what happened with the Dwarves, who’s running Orzammar? All of these things are reflected and accounted for in Dragon Age II.”
He goes to talk about Morrigan and how her presence in the Dragon Age games is still continuing,
“Morrigan’s story is not over even after the Witch Hunt DLC, and although I can’t go too far into it, I can say that she’s not done with this world by any stretch of the imagination,”
Lastly, when talking about the region Fade, Laidlaw says that it will be in Dragon Age II as well, but “in terms of how central it will be, I think there’s some very critical moments tied to the Fade but I don’t want to go into too many details.”
For those of you looking to buy the game, it’s due for a March 2011 release, and will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.