Dragon Age: Origins Hits retail shelves in North America

November 3, 2009

BIOWARE’S Dragon Age: Origins Hits
retail shelves in North America

The Dark, Epic RPG is Now Available in North America Along
With Downloadable Content on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and PC

Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of
Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that the highly-anticipated game Dragon
Age™: Origins is now available on the PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 and PC. Dragon
Age: Origins introduces a dark and gritty approach to the fantasy genre where
players must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice their friends
and loved ones for the greater good of mankind. Several downloadable content
packs are also now available, including Warden’s Keep, The Stone Prisoner and
the Blood Dragon Armor.

“The launch of Dragon Age: Origins is the fantasy event of
2009,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare and Group General Manager of
the RPG/MMO Group at EA. “I am extremely proud of the entire development team –
and we’re all very excited to release one of our best games yet!”

BioWare has also launched a robust package of downloadable
content (DLC) for Dragon Age: Origins. The Stone Prisoner gives players access
to new environments, items, hours of additional gameplay and the mighty stone
golem Shale who can become one of the most powerful party members in the game.
The Warden’s Keep premium DLC provides players of Dragon Age: Origins with a new
dungeon-exploring adventure, new loot including a set of ancient Grey Warden
armor, a chance to gain two of six mysterious new abilities, a new base complete
with merchants and a party chest to store their hard-earned items. In addition,
BioWare has released the Blood Dragon Armor DLC, a set of themed armor that
gives players additional protection in combat and will be available for use in
both Dragon Age: Origins on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and in Mass
Effect™ 2 on the Xbox 360 and PC.

Players who previously downloaded the Dragon Age: Origins
Character Creator to create their player character can now bring their hero to
life in Dragon Age: Origins for PC. Screenshots, game data and story information
can be uploaded to the new BioWare Social Network at
as players share great moments of their own personal adventure with other
community members.

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. On this journey, players
will need to make critical choices that affect them and various members of their

Dragon Age: Origins is available today in North America on
PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. In Europe,
Dragon Age: Origins will be released on November 6th on the Xbox 360® videogame
and entertainment system and PC and later in November on PlayStation®3. Dragon
Age: Origins is rated M by the ESRB and 18+ by PEGI.

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