Dragon Age 2 Announced: New Character, Revamped Combat on the Way

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With a game as successful as Dragon Age: Origins was, it’s probably inevitable that a sequel would be coming. But today’s announcement of Dragon Age 2 indicates that Bioware and Electronic Arts plan to take the fantasy RPG into a somewhat different direction than its predecessor.

It appears that you won’t be reprising the role of the Greywarden you crafted in Origins and that there’ll be some changes to the combat system and improved graphics, too. Below, pertinent nuggets from EA’s announcement scroll (which arrived by seagull this afternoon):

Dragon Age 2 thrusts players into the role of Hawke, a penniless refugee who rises to power to become the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age. Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke’s rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor.  Featuring an all-new story spanning 10 years, players will help tell that tale by making tough moral choices, gathering the deadliest of allies, amassing fame and fortune, and sealing their place in history. The way you play will write the story of how the world is changed forever.

No word on a release date yet, The game is coming out in March and is being developed for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Stay tuned for more DA2 info.