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Dragon Age II Demo

PC, 360 and PS3 on 22nd Feb

BioWare have just announced on their Dragon Age website that the forthcoming Dragon Age II is getting an all-formats demo. Arriving on 22nd February, two weeks ahead of the game’s release, it will give those of you still harbouring any doubts about the new combat system a chance to try before you buy.

The demo will start with the game’s prologue allowing you to define your own version of the “ultimate hero”, Hawke, and learn more about the character.  Then it introduces one of the sequel’s new locations and a familiar face:

After finishing the prologue, players will enter a key new location in the world of Dragon Age, Kirkwall, befriending Isabela, a romantic interest in the game who is also a deadly smuggler.

As an incentive to download and play all the way through the demo those who complete it before the 31st March (and have/create an EA account) unlock a weapon for use in the full game:

Upon completion of the demo, players will unlock a special weapon, Hayder’s Razor, an ancient dwarven blade which increases health, mana, and combat abilities, in the full release of Dragon Age 2.

By the time the game releases if you have been picking up the free stuff, preordered for the bonuses, completed the demo and bought Dead Space 2 your Hawke will be buckling under the weight of all the equipment you will have without actually picking any more up in-game.

Note: Depending on which page on the BioWare site you read the weapon you receive for completing the demo is called either Hayden’s or Hayder’s Razor.  Not that it really matters as long as it has a good edge on it.

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19 Comments
  1. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Even more extra’s! Already pre-ordered it. So I’ll make sure to complete the demo. =P
    Don’t have Dead Space 2 though.. so missing that bonus.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 19:05.
  2. Samiro05
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I really want to play just one game like this throughout the year but I doubt it’ll happen. I like the ideas behind the game and how much story it has to offer

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 19:18.
  3. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    good news big fan of DA.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 19:39.
  4. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Never got into the first but I like Bioware so I was hoping for a demo. Good news.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 19:40.
  5. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    nice.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 20:13.
  6. llcj112
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Can not wait for this too come out. Hopefully the actual game wont suffer from the ‘corrupt’ data saves problem, Mass Effect 2 is suffering from!

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 20:14.
  7. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Great news. PC version all the way for me. Really enjoyed the first one although I still have Awakenings to play.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 21:44.
    • Watchful
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      I’m still to play Awakening. Hoping for a pre-DA2 sale price on PSN. :)

      Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 22:54.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        It’s £15 on PSN.You should get it as it is good and has everyone’s alcohic dwarf.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2011 at 08:27.
      • Watchful
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        And it was recently on special offer on XBLA for about a tenner. I’ll keep waiting.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2011 at 09:47.
      • Squalje
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Same here. The initial pricing left a sour taste in my mouth.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2011 at 09:52.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      or get the ultimate edition with everything on it.

      Comment posted on 05/02/2011 at 05:26.
  8. Wing-Sabre
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Cant wait for this demo , will finally find out what the hype is about :P. Never got round to buying the older versions as wasnt sure it was worth getting origins or the other one.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 22:19.
  9. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    yay not that far away and an exclusive item!

    Comment posted on 03/02/2011 at 23:52.
  10. solidsteven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    i shall get the demo as i want to see what the combat is like.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2011 at 08:28.

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