BioWare Presents Dragon Age: Origins

 July 14, 2008

BioWare Presents Dragon Age: Origins

New Details To Be Revealed About BioWare’s Dark Fantasy Epic At E3 2008

Leading video game developer BioWare today announced details of the highly
anticipated dark fantasy Role Playing Game Dragon Age™ : Origins which will be
featured as one of the premier video games at the 2008 E3 Media and Business
Summit, July 15-17.

As the spiritual successor to BioWare’s Baldur’s
Gate™, one of the most successful role-playing games in the industry, Dragon
Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of
the best elements of existing fantasy works with stunning visuals,
emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities
and credible digital actors. The spirit of classic RPGs comes of age, as Dragon
Age: Origins features a dark and mature story and gameplay.

"We’re thrilled to be returning to BioWare’s
fantasy roots, with Dragon Age: Origins representing the culmination of over a
decade of experience," said Ray Muzyka, co-General Manager and CEO, BioWare and
Vice President, Electronic Arts. "Dragon Age: Origins is a dark heroic fantasy
that doesn’t pull any punches. Our fans are in for the most emotionally intense
gaming experience we’ve ever created, and we hope to surprise them with just how
dark and gritty it gets!"

BioWare will be demonstrating some of the
compelling features of Dragon Age: Origins behind closed doors at E3, including:

  • Epic Party-Based Combat – Dragon Age:
    Origins will introduce an innovative, scalable combat system, as players
    face large-scale battles and use their party’s special abilities to destroy
    hoards of enemies and massive creatures.

  • Powerful Magic – Raining down awesome destruction on enemies is even more
    compelling as players apply "spell combos," a way of combining together
    different spells to create emergent unique effects.

  • Deep Customization – Players will develop their characters and gain powerful
    special abilities (spells, talents and skills) and discover ever-increasing
    weapons of destruction.

  • Your Story, Your Way – With its emotionally compelling story, players choose
    with whom they wish to forge alliances or crush under their mighty fist,
    redefining the world with the choices they make and how they wield their

  • Origin Stories – Players will select and play a unique prelude that provides
    the lens through which the player sees the world and how the world sees the
    player. The player’s choice of Origin will determine who they are and where
    they begin the adventure, as they play through a customized story opening
    that profoundly impacts the course of every adventure.

Dragon Age: Origins is scheduled to ship for the PC in early 2009. For more
information, the latest updates, or to join BioWare’s Dragon Age community,












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