BioWare Unveils Dragon Age: Origins Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Program

August 12, 2009

BIOWARE UNVEILS DRAGON AGE:
ORIGINS COLLECTOR’S EDITION AND PRE-ORDER PROGRAM

Dragon Age: Origins Fans Sign Up
for Free Downloadable Content, Unique Pre-order Packages and Exclusive Mass
Effect 2 Content

Leading video game developer
BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced the Dragon Age™:
Origins Collector’s Edition and pre-order incentive program*. The Collector’s
Edition is a premium package available in limited quantities featuring exclusive
Dragon Age: Origins collectibles including a unique steel case, a cloth map of
the world of Dragon Age, a Making-of documentary DVD, a digital version of the
Dragon Age: Origins soundtrack, game trailers, wallpapers, strategy tips and a
concept art video, plus three exclusive downloadable items that will provide
special advantages to the player.

The Collector’s Edition is available
for pre-order today at
www.eastore.ea.com
  for an MSRP of $74.99 (console) and $64.99 (PC) in
North America.

As an added bonus, Dragon Age:
Origins (both original and Collector’s Edition) includes two special pieces of
downloadable content: The Stone Prisoner, as well as a suit of Dragon Age themed
armor that can be used in Dragon Age: Origins as well as in the upcoming BioWare
Shooter RPG, Mass Effect™ 2 on all available platforms.

With The Stone Prisoner download
pack, players will have access to Shale, the mighty stone golem who can become
one of the most powerful party members in the game, and comes with its own
personal back-story and unique quests for the player to discover. The Stone
Prisoner will also include new environments, items and hours of additional
gameplay, further deepening the epic Dragon Age experience. The Stone Prisoner
is available to original purchasers of new copies of Dragon Age: Origins at no
additional cost. The Stone Prisoner can also be purchased separately for $15.

In addition, players who purchase a
new copy of Dragon Age: Origins (original or Collector’s Edition) will receive a
code to download the Blood Dragon Armor, an exclusive set of themed armor that
will give the player additional protection in combat. This armor will be
available for use in both Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2.

All gamers who pre-order Dragon Age:
Origins will receive the Memory Band, an in-game item that can be equipped to
add +1% to all gained Experience Points and which adds one bonus point that
players can use to boost their character’s skill set. In addition to the Memory
Band, several leading retailers are also offering a bonus Dragon Age: Origins
item for a limited time. Players should check with their favorite retailer for
additional pre-order item offerings.

In Dragon Age: Origins, players take
the role of a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians.
Now, as a rising evil threatens to destroy all life, it is up to players to
unite the shattered lands and slay the corrupted dragon known as the Archdemon.
To restore peace, players must make ruthless decisions and be willing to
sacrifice their friends and loved ones for the greater good of mankind.

Dragon Age: Origins will be released
on November 3rd in North America and November 6th in Europe on the Xbox 360®
videogame and entertainment system and PC. The PLAYSTATION®3 version will follow
later in November. Dragon Age: Origins is rated M by the ESRB. For more
information about Dragon Age: Origins, visit
www.dragonage.com

*Restrictions apply to pre-order
programs. See details at
www.eastore.com
  and at participating retailers.