All Articles: Dragon Age II

EA: Online Passes now available “free of charge”

EAlogoContinuing their efforts to do away with their Online Pass program, Electronic Arts has removed the restriction from many of their EA Sports title and made the Online Pass content/multiplayer features for many other games available for free.

Speaking to CVG, an EA representative had this to say about the end of the company’s Online Pass program: “Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online. These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.”

A NeoGAF user has noticed that EA Online Passes are now available as free downloads on the Xbox Live Marketplace for the following games:

  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Bulletstorm
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Medal of Honor
  • Shift 2: Unleashed
  • Skate 3

Presumably, this content will be available for free on the PlayStation Network and PC download services soon.

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BioWare cancels Dragon Age II expansion, asks for fan feedback on franchise’s future

Dragon Age II was released more than a year ago and while many players were disappointed in the new direction the series took, the adventures of Hawke still had plenty of fans. However, it looks it wasn’t enough as Executive Producer Mark Darrah has confirmed (via Twitter) that an expansion for the game, titled Dragon Age II: Exalted March, was recently canceled.

Afterwords, Darrah ventured into the BioWare Forums (a scary place nowadays) and revealed a little more about the future of the franchise. According to the developer, Dragon Age II won’t be completely forgotten as BioWare will try to complete Hawke’s tale in a future game.

He also confirmed that the Dragon Age team will be listening very closely to fan feedback and incorporating it into Dragon Age III:

We’ll be attending a number of conventions and gatherings, including PAX East in April. The most valuable thing we can get out of those meetings is to hear from you on those same topics – what does Dragon Age mean to you, and where would you like to see it go? We’re excited to hear what you have to say!

Interesting. Was this the plan all along or did the Mass Effect 3 backlash rewrite BioWare’s entire culture?

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Final Fantasy VI, Dragon Age II, more added to PS Store

Square Enix continues their classic RPG bombardment of the PlayStation Store with the addition of Final Fantasy VI to the PSone Classics lineup. Considered by many gamers (who obviously have never played Earthbound) to be the greatest RPG of all time, it’s now available to download for $9.99.

A trio of other games rounds out this week’s PlayStation Store update:

PSN Games
Wanted Corp ($9.99)
Play as a pair of intergalactic bounty hunters in this cooperative action-shooter to capture escaped intergalactic convicts who put up a big stinkin’ fight. Partake in pretty sweet destruction and defeat countless creatures in the name of makin’ fat wads of cash. environments.

PS3 Full Games
Dragon Age II ($29.99)
Embark on an all-new adventure in the Dragon Age saga. You are Hawke, one of the few who escaped the destruction of your homeland. Now, forced to fight for survival, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit ($29.99)
Multi-award winning including AIAS Best Racing Game & BAFTA Best Multiplayer Game. Blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are connected via Need for Speed Autolog, connecting friends for epic multiplayer events.

Finally, PSP owners will be able to download Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on their portable PlayStation handhelds this week.

For more information on all of these games and a complete look at this week’s new game add-ons (including the Resistance 3 “Brutality Pack” and the Battlefield 3 “Back to Karkand” pack), head over to the PlayStation.Blog.

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Check out the final Dragon Age: Redemption episode

Felicia Day’s “Dragon Age: Redemption” has reached it’s epic conclusion as the band of assassins, adventurers, and reavers have caught up to the Qunari named Saarebas. How does it all end? Well, you’ll have to watch the episode above and find out for yourself!

Did you miss any of the previous “Dragon Age: Redemption” episodes? If so, catch up with our “Dragon Age: Redemption” page.

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Dragon Age: Redemption Episode 5 brings the mercenaries together

Episode 5 of Felicia Day’s “Dragon Age: Redemption” webseries is here and it finally brings all of the mercenaries together in an episode titled (what else?) Mercenaries. Watch as the four bring down the house in an early battle sequence and continue their adventure looking for the rogue Saarebas.

And in case you missed it, the fourth episode, “Nyree,” is available after the break. (more…)

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Dragon Age: Redemption episode 3 is here

Felicia Day’s Dragon Age: Redemption webseries continues with episode 3, “Josmael.” Josmael is a mage who is helping Day’s character, Tallis, search for the rogue Qunari Saarebas. I’m sure that alphabet soup of fantasy names means something to fans of Dragon Age II. But even after watching it, I’m still in the dark.

And in case you missed it, the second episode, “Cairn,” is available after the break. (more…)

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Watch episode 1 of Dragon Age: Redemption now; Mark of the Assassin DLC also available

At long last, EA and BioWare have unleashed the first episode of the Dragon Age: Redemption webseries. Telling the tale of elf assassin Tallis, the series was written and produced by Felicia Day, the commonly accepted Queen of All Nerds and creator of The Guild. Oh, and she also donned a pair of elf ears to play Tallis.

If you watched Mortal Kombat: Legacy, you’ll know what to expect from Dragon Age: Redemption. There’s the low budget and the effects-obscuring camera angles, but there’s also a spark of a fun time here. And who doesn’t like that? Episode two will be available next week.

However, if you can’t wait that long to experience the further adventures of Tallis, BioWare has also released the Dragon Age II: Mark of The Assassin DLC pack on the PlayStation Network and the Xbox Live Marketplace.

And in case you were wondering, Day voiced the character in the expansion as well.

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Third Dragon Age novel coming later this year

Fans of BioWare’s newest fantasy franchise will rejoice in knowing that Lead Writer David Gaiter will be providing a third novel about the world of Thedas, in Dragon Age: Asunder. The story takes place after Dragon Age II, with a killer loose in the templar stronghold of the White Spire.

Dragon Age: Asunder will be available late 2011 at a bookstore near you. And Amazon.

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