Dragon Age II Pre-Order Bonus Content Detailed

Early-bird Dragon Age IIers will be invited to The Black Emporium, a secret market were fantastical wares are on offer. You’ll have to be quick, however, as this invitation won’t last forever. Get in before March 8th and pre-order Dragon Age II to receive the following trinkets:

  • The Lion of Orlais Sheild (see below)
  • The Fadeshear Sword (oh, go on, more below)

Original purchasers of Dragon Age 2 will also receive:

  • A fighting Mabari War Hound
  • The Mirror of Transformation
  • Access to exclusive Magic and Crafting Stores

Interestingly, check out the following terms and conditions as plastered on BioWare’s site:

OFFER EXPIRES 3/8/2011. CODE EXPIRES DATE 3/31/2012. GOOD ONLY EXISTING PRE-ORDERS OF AND FOR NEW PURCHASES OF DRAGON AGE II FOR THE PC or XBOX 360 (the “PRODUCT”). Offer is available to all PS3 players when they purchase and login to the game with a valid EA account prior to March 20, 2011.

Sounds like PS3 pre-owned players still get the content regardless if they’re the original purchaser of the product. As long as they get in before March 8th, of course. Or I’m reading that completely incorrectly.

From the official site, here’s what a couple of the exclusive content items will offer.


The core of this blade is old. As old as the first smiths who sought a way to battle the nightmares from the land beyond. It has fought the demonic hosts in countless battles. Sometimes it has been held high in triumphant victory. Other times, it has lain broken besides its dying owner. But after every defeat it has always been reclaimed, reforged, and made stronger. Fadeshear has passed through many hands before yours. Now it is your turn to make the demons of the Fade pay for crossing the Veil into the waking world.


  • Improves with level-up
  • Additional damage vs. demons and undead

The Lion of Orlais

At the height of the Summer War all of Orlais was embroiled in fierce battles. Over the course of the war dozens of contenders for the Imperial Throne emerged – most long forgotten except as footnotes in scholarly tomes. But everyone remembers the gallant young lord Emile Deveraux, “The Golden Prince”. Thought outnumbered at every turn, he racked victory upon victory culminating in the Seventh Battle of Roses. While wearing this shield he broke through his uncle’s vanguard to win the day. He never knew the taste of defeat, instead meeting his end at the hands of a jealous lover in the dead of night.

Source: BioWare site (Thanks notknown)



  1. “Or I’m reading that completely incorrectly.”

    PC and Xbox 360: Code can only be acquired via pre-order before March 8th. Code must be used before March 31th

    PS3: Every Dragon Age 2 user gets this deal, as long they have logged into Dragon Age 2 before March 20th.

  2. Don’t wait for reviews and act now to get a slightly less incomplete game! We’ll sell you the rest later!

    Once again, see you next year, Complete GOTY edition bought from the bargain basement.

    • yeah, i think thats the way to go

  3. So when we buy it we get a fighting Mabari War Hound? Wonder how they’ll be delivering those. Sounds a bit dangerous.

  4. awesome mine’s been pre-ordered!

  5. pre-ordered this a while back nice bonus.

  6. i’m getting this for my birthday so i will be able to get the stuff. I want a Mabari War hound. hang on the game comes out 11th march so you can’t get the content if you get it preowned. Right where did i place that spare £40.

    • Some content you get if you buy it first-hand, like the hound. Some content you also get if you pre-order. To be honest, as I’ve mentioned above, and like most of these deals, it’s never 100% obvious. I think they do it on purpose! ;)

      • I’m still confused.O-O I really wish these types of deal would be clear.

  7. I’d like a mirror of transformation, but that’s a different story…

  8. It’ll have a one time use code in the box for the PS3, just like the first Dragon Age. This is EA we are talking about

  9. Im soooo excited for this game, pre-ordered it ages ago, the bonus content, is well, a bonus.

  10. There was actually another extra pre-order bonus if you pre-ordered before the 5th of January, or something close to that.

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