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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Release Date: March 16, 2010

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'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' (ALL) Shows Off Vigil's Keep - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. PST

Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations!

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Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations! Players will face a range of horrific and terrifying creatures including an evolved, intelligent breed of darkspawn and other menacing creatures such as the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon. Dragon Age: OriginsAwakening provides exciting new ways for players to customize their heroes and party, including the ability to re-spec their character attributes, allowing even greater customization and replayability. Featuring an increased level cap, new spells, abilities, specializations and items, plus five all-new party members, players can continue their adventures from Dragon Age: Origins, or begin with a brand new character.

Dragon Age: OriginsAwakening, BioWare’s next thread in the Dragon Age: Origins tapestry, occurs following the events of Dragon Age: Origins and puts players into the role of a Grey Warden Commander entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens. In addition to rebuilding the ranks of the Grey Wardens, you will be tasked with uncovering the mystery of how the darkspawn survive after the slaying of the Archdemon. How players choose to rebuild their order, resolve the conflict with the mysterious “Architect,” and determine the fate of the darkspawn are just some of the many intriguing moral choices that will shape each player’s heroic journey. Players will be able to import their character from Dragon Age: Origins or start out as a new Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais.

Vigil's Keep

Amaranthine was the first of the Fereldan arlings to fall to the Orlesian occupation. As the port city burned, its ruling family, the Howes, fled to the countryside to wage a guerrilla war against the invaders that lasted for generations. No matter how enormous of a bounty the Orlesians promised, they could not rid themselves of the wily Howes and their ever-growing number of sympathizers.

The Howes chose the ancient fortress of Vigil's Keep as their primary base of operations, hiding the entire rebellion within the vast complex of storage rooms and caves beneath “The Vigil” -- right underneath the noses of their oppressors. When the Orlesians were finally ousted, it was at Vigil's Keep that the flag of Amaranthine was first raised again, amidst cheers of victory. Vigil's Keep became the new home of the Howes.


But after years of faithful service to the kingdom, Arl Rendon Howe's ambition brought about his death and his family's ruin. Now Vigil's Keep and the arling of Amaranthine belong to the Grey Wardens.

The walls of the Vigil have been manned since the time of the Avvar barbarians. The griffon banner is only the most recent in a long chain. How long will the Wardens' colors fly?

Features:

  • A Stunning World Expanded: BioWare's deepest universe to date just got bigger with an all new area of the world to explore, Amaranthine
    • Unlock the secrets of the Darkspawn and their true motivations
      Rebuild the Grey Warden order and establish their base of operations at Vigil's Keep
  • All-new Complex Moral Choices: Embark on an epic story that is completely defined and reactive to your play style
    • Shape your entire experience based on the choices you make and how your handle complex situations
  • New Ways to Customize your Hero: Experience additional spells, abilities, specializations, and items to further personalize and customize your hero and party
    • Import your character from Dragon Age: Origins or start anew as a Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais
      Encounter five all-new party members and an old favorite from Dragon Age: Origins
  • Even more Bone-Crushing, Visceral Combat: Battle against a new range of horrific and terrifying creatures
    • Put your skills to the test against an evolved, intelligent breed of Darkspawn and other menacing creatures including the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon!

Dragon Age: OriginsAwakening, rated M by the ESRB and 18+ by PEGI, will be released March 16, 2010 worldwide on the X360, PS3 and PC for $39.99 and will require Dragon Age: Origins to play.


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