EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Canada â€“ Jan. 7, 2011 â€“ Leading video game developer BioWareâ„¢, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today â€œThe Exiled Prince,â€ a three-mission digitalÂ content pack for Dragon Age IIâ„¢, will be available for download coinciding with Dragon Age IIâ€™s North American retail launch on March 8, 2011. Gamers who pre-order Dragon Age II before January 11 will receive a free upgrade to the Dragon Age II BioWare Signature Edition, which includes over $20 of additional content including â€œThe Exiled Princeâ€ DLC pack, the gameâ€™s digital soundtrack and an exclusive in-game digital armory featuring a variety of in-game weapons. For those who do not preorder Dragon Age II before January 11, â€œThe Exiled Princeâ€ will be available for purchase separately for $7 or 560 Microsoft Points.
â€œThe Exiled Princeâ€ introduces the noble archer Sebastian Vael, with players joining him in the middle of his quest to avenge the brutal murder of his family. Sworn to the priesthood as a boy, Sebastian is forced to re-enter the viper’s nest of princely politics when his family is brutally murdered, leaving him as the sole surviving heir. Banding together with Sebastian and his unshakable loyalty and excellent aim, players will choose to either avenge Sebastian’s murdered family to reclaim his title or direct his holy vengeance on their enemies in Kirkwall. In addition to this action-packed storyline, players will also be able to enlist Sebastian as a follower throughout a majority of Dragon Age II.
â€œOur goal for the Dragon Age II DLC is to extend Hawkeâ€™s journey and the Dragon Age universe by introducing additional characters with meaningful storylines and intense, dynamic missions,â€ said Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of Dragon Age II. â€œNot only will â€™The Exiled Princeâ€™ allow players to experience Sebastianâ€™s powerful revenge story, but they will also be able to utilize him as a follower throughout Hawkeâ€™s rise to power in Dragon Age II.â€
One of the most anticipated games of 2011, Dragon Age II, has been hailed as â€œAn Epicâ€¦â€ by Game Informer magazine, â€œBrutal and incredibly satisfyingâ€ by IGN.com and â€œBloody as Hellâ€¦â€ by 1UP.com. Dragon Age II will be available on the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system and PC in North America on March 8, 2011 and in Europe on March 11, 2011. For more information on Dragon Age II, please visit www.DragonAge.com, follow the game at twitter.com/dragonage and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DragonAgeOrigins.