Varric the dwarf knows what makes a good story. A strong character and a
trusty sidekick go a long way, but impossible
odds and an epic scale create staying power.
“Dragon Age 2,” with Varric as its only slightly trustworthy narrator, tracks the rise of the Champion of Kirkwall from refugee to leading citizen. As the champion, Hawke to your friends, Dragon Age 2 is the story of your rise to power. Whether man or woman, peacemaker or warmonger, your Hawke will deal with a good deal of quandaries, no one makes it to the top unscathed.
2K Sports’ “Major League Baseball 2K11″ and EA’s Dragon Age II are available in stores as of today.
MLB Baseball 2K11 is 2K Sports latest baseball title. (Surprise.) I have to confess that I missed 2K9 – which was panned – and 2K10, which I heard was better. But I’m going to check this one out, so expect a review soon after I get a chance to evaluate the title on its own merits.
The title is available for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 Sony PSP and XBox 360.
“Dragon Age II” is the Bioware-developed sequel to “Dragon Age.” (Surprise, surprise.) If you’re the type of player who likes fantasy RPGs or Dragon Age, you’re probably already excited about this one. Expect to see a write-up on this one after our reviewer gets a chance to explore its world.
This one is released for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.
Felicia Day, whose online series “The Guild” provides further evidence that women play games*, will appear in “Dragon Age: Redemption,” a six-part series based on Bioware’s Dragon Age franchise.
From the release:
“I’m a huge Dragon Age
fan, and I have been looking for a follow up project to ‘The Guild’ for
quite some time,” Day said. ”I was thrilled when the opportunity to
work with BioWare materialized. Dragon Age: Redemption allows me to tell a fantasy story in a new way, using a universe I really love. It has been a dream working together.”
In Dragon Age: Redemption,
Day stars as Tallis, an Elven assassin hired by the Qunari to capture a
rogue mage intent on wreaking havoc throughout the world. In her quest
to find this dangerous mage, Tallis is joined by other companions who
are not always aligned in their beliefs and goals, but who band together
to defeat their foe, in an attempt to restore peace and balance to this
dark fantasy universe.
Day is scheduled to show a glimpse of the new series during the Feb. 16 broadcast of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The series is set to debut in the summertime.
Bioware’s and EA Games’ “Dragon Age II” is scheduled for a March 8 release.
*I’m well aware that plenty of well adjusted women enjoy gaming, but what would the Internet be without foolish stereotypes?
RPG fans awaiting Dragon Age II will be able to get their hands on the title’s demo on Feb. 22, EA Games announced Thursday.
The demo will give players a chance to sample Dragon Age II’s prologue, and those who complete the demo will get a chance to wield Hayder’s Razor, “an ancient dwarven blade which increases health, mana, and combat abilities” in the main game.
Dragon Age II is set for a March 8 release in North America for PC, PS3 and XBox 360.