Bioware ‘Reveals’ Dragonage Sequel Release Date?

March 11, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

There’s a nice little surprise watching in the package for the retail version of upcoming Dragonage: Origins expansion, Awakening. It contains a leaflet with a date of 02.01.2011 printed on it, which seems to hint at the release date for Dragonage 2. Well when we say ’seems’ we really mean ‘what the hell else can it be?’.

EA has already announced that they’re going to be releasing a new Dragonage next year, so when you put the two things together it’s pretty obvious. Given the early next year release date it’s also looking likely that we’ll find out more about the sequel at E3.

Awakening is available as a download and retail release for PC and 360. The PS3 release is download only, so no little leaflet for owners of that version. You can get it from March 16.

(picture from 1UP)

Mass Effect and Dragon Age to Get “Long-Term” Support From Bioware

February 8, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

We may have already known that Bioware was planning more content for Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 (and, of course, we already have some, but it’s always nice to hear it repeated just so they don’t forget.

“We like to support our games long-term,” BioWare founder Muzyka told IGN.“Our fans are really important to us, and we try and support them. We have long-term plans for both Dragon Age and Mass Effect.”

Just how long is long-term though?

“We have a separate team running in parallel as part of the franchise team,” he added. “You know, people are moving back and forth, but we’ve made a dedicated investment in DLC for Dragon Age and Mass Effect, so we’re going to support them for a long time.”

“Stand alone products, expansion packs, things like that as well.”

So, if you love Dragon Age and Mass Effect (just like I do) we’re going to get even more content to try and satisfy our appetite for these epic universes.

Check out the rest of the interview here, which concentrates on the future of Mass Effect and other Bioware franchises.

More Free DLC For Mass Effect 2 Coming in the Next Few Weeks

February 3, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Xbox

About three hours ago Bioware tweeted that additional free downloadable content will be coming to Mass Effect 2 in a short while via the Cerberus Network.

Free in-game content in a couple weeks for those who have activated Cerberus Network! Stay tuned for more details – Source

While it was expected it’s good to know that we only have to wait a few weeks to experience more of this epic game. Bioware hasn’t hinted about what the DLC will be, but a video showing  a new character (along with the first DLC only character, Zaeed, from the first piece of free DLC) called Kasumi is up on Youtube. The rumour goes that the pack will be called ‘Hammerhead’, which is the name of a hover tank in the game.

F0r now you can download the ‘Normandy Crash Site’ and ‘Zaeed – The Price of Revenge’ DLC, which are free to anyone who bought the game and signs into the Cerberus Network with the supplied code. It’s unlikely you’ll find a used copy of the game yet, but for those who didn’t buy the game new you’ll have to pay 1200 points for access to Cerberus Network.

Mass Effect 2 DLC Details Surface

January 25, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, PC, Xbox

The DLC that launches with Mass Effect 2 will reward players who purchase the game new

A few tasty details have surfaced in the last few days about the Mass Effect 2 downloadable content ‘confirmed’ to coincide with the game’s launch.

Well now they have been 100% confirmed, and there’s plenty there to look forward to. There will be an in-game portal for Mass Effect 2 where players can receive new pieces of DLC as well as news about the series. This feature will come in the form of a one-use redeemable code with new copies of the game. Players who buy the game pre-owned will have to pay a small fee.

There are a few pieces of downloadable content already published on Xbox Live, including weapons, armour and what I assume is a bonus mission, which you can get queued up to download ready for when the game launches. Here’s the list with links to their locations on Xbox Live Marketplace:

Plenty to look forward to on top of the game itself which is already averaging a 97 on MetaCritic, and launches at the end of this week.

Free Mass Effect DLC From Day One?

January 18, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, PC, Xbox

Mass Effect 2

The hotly anticipated Mass Effect 2 is released in less than two weeks

Bioware recently posted on their Twitter in response to rumours that it would be releasing paid downloadable content at launch for Mass Effect 2.

They confirmed that they will “not be charging extra for any new Mass Effect 2 content on launch day”, and that there will be “More DLC details next week.” Not exactly a proper announcement as such yet, but at least we know that we will be getting DLC support from the release (which was an area that disappointed with the first game). Expect to hear more when more details are released.

Mass Effect 2 hits store shelves in the UK on the 29th of January on Xbox 360 and PC (including Steam).

New Mass Effect 2 Screenshots Fresh Out of PAX

September 5, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, PC, Xbox

Commander Shephard and new character Thane from Bioware's RPG

Commander Shephard and new character Thane from Bioware's RPG

Thousands of people have been attending the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington, USA where many game developers like to show off their new games.

One such game is BioWare and EA’s Mass Effect 2, the sequel to the award winning original which is set for a 2010 release. Four new screenshots have come out of PAX for ME 2, and while they don’t show anything particularly controversial, they do showcase the fantastic visuals of the game as well as showing Shephard and two new characters (Thane and Grunt) in action… kind of.

View those screenshots as well as more Mass Effect 2 ones here

Mass Effect 2 trailer #2

August 19, 2009 by Dave Burns  
Filed under PC, Xbox

BioWare have just released the 2nd trailer for Mass Effect 2 which is due for release in 2010.  The trailer has been posted by Stratergy Informer so hit the link to see it.