Trailer: Dragon Age 2's Possessed Hero Unleashed in March

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Trailer: Dragon Age 2's Possessed Hero Unleashed in March

Dragon Age 2 now has an official release date, with a trailer revealing the hero isn't as regular as you thought.

BioWare has announced that Dragon Age 2 will be released on all platforms on March 8 in North America and on March 11 in Europe. The game's first trailer, dubbed "Destiny," gives us our first hint at why Hawke, the game's previously revealed main character, is so important.

Not only has BioWare called Hawke a "legendary figure in the history of Thedas," he's been named "the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age." Dragon Age 2 will change things around from the first title, implanting players into the role of Hawke rather than allowing them to determine their own origin. After seeing this trailer, I'm not upset about that at all.

The trailer starts off innocently enough, with Hawke engaged in a battle with a darkspawn. Weapons clash and faces are punched, just like you'd expect. Then, something happens that you never want to be on the opposite end of: Hawke's eyes start to glow.

And if you're ever fighting against an enemy and see him having a flashback in the middle of a fight, you'd better end his life before it's over, because he's always going to come out of it with some kind of new power or strength. In Hawke's case, he's then able to cast a spell that conjures two giant demon hands to rip his darkspawn enemy in half. It's just a tease for now, but I'm definitely more interested in seeing what Hawke's deal is over the 10 years of story BioWare says Dragon Age 2 will cover.

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I'm not so sure that's a darkspawn. I think it's a Qunari. It was stated recently that Sten was weird for not having horns, and that enemy doesn't display the basic decaying, ragged, evil elements that darkspawn usually have.

So yeah, pretty sure he's just a Qunari.

Oh boy I wonder how messed up the classes,skill sets and 2nd classes this one is going to have.....

Well this might be worth getting after all :D

gonna miss being an elf but oh well...

ZippyDSMlee:
Oh boy I wonder how messed up the classes,skill sets and 2nd classes this one is going to have.....

You say that as if it will have any of those things.

DA2 is looking more and more like a straight-up brawler.

Preset character, lavish and gorgeous looking cutscene teasing, but showing no content?

Oh. My. God. It looks like a JRPG.

Seriously though, I hate when games do this, and they do it a lot. Nice looking cutscene that shows nothing from the game, and 99% of the time, isnt in the game at all. If your going to TEASE, atleast give us something to wrap our minds around other then a possessed hero.

Lol, sick! Captain Janeway is back!

Does this mean we'll see the story of a certain old witch..?

Wow it felt like I was watching a Devil May Cry trailer.
That's bad, but still, my faith in BioWare stays solid.

Eh, yeah it was neat, but it didn't show much in the way of gameplay.

Either way, not too thrilled about being "the chosen one" or whatever it is.

Flameth was aready in a screenshot talking to hawke.

but anywhoo back OT.

OMG I didn't know what to think without an origins, but This definatly changed my mind!

It's a qunari, not a darkspawn.

Uber Waddles:
Preset character, lavish and gorgeous looking cutscene teasing, but showing no content?

Oh. My. God. It looks like a JRPG.

Seriously though, I hate when games do this, and they do it a lot. Nice looking cutscene that shows nothing from the game, and 99% of the time, isnt in the game at all. If your going to TEASE, atleast give us something to wrap our minds around other then a possessed hero.

I'm sure they're will be other trailers that do show gameplay. This is one of the first trailers out for this game.

OT: I was going to get this game no matter what, simply because I loved the first one. I know a lot of things are different, like the origins and preset character, but I'm sure the story and actual game will make up for it. I also heard you could set the gender, and that you'll get to choose how you fight (Mage, Rogue, Warrior) so it's not entirely preset, which is cool.

Cool, but watch those abilities have nothing to do with the game. Bioware sure is getting JRPG-y with this kind of thing.

the storyteller sounds like a mix between Kreia and Katherine Jainenway

And if thats not Morrigans son im gonna be pissed!

Damn, that was a hell of a finishing move.

Oh wow o.o sent a shiver down my spine! That...is awesome!! I want it!

I can't really form an opinion on this! Although has Bioware been bought out by the Japanese? I was expecting to see Aeris being lowered into the water at one point.

BloodSquirrel:

ZippyDSMlee:
Oh boy I wonder how messed up the classes,skill sets and 2nd classes this one is going to have.....

You say that as if it will have any of those things.

DA2 is looking more and more like a straight-up brawler.

You sir win a cookie!!

....did he just summon the FUCKING DEVIL to rip that dude apart?....that was sick

totally looking forward to this one, i really liked Origins

I don't understand how Bioware can have a preset character in a Dragon age game...

And so it has begun as I had predicted.
The fanboys have started to open their eyes. They are only beginning to question bioware, but soon it will go out of control and bioware will no longer be god of rpgs. Even a fanboy can only remain blindly obedient and pretend to enjoy games for so long...

The end is near.

It is official, bioware makes awesome game trailers.

Uber Waddles:
Preset character, lavish and gorgeous looking cutscene teasing, but showing no content?

Oh. My. God. It looks like a JRPG.

I thought the same thing. I don't really have a problem with that though, and I know the game will be WRPG through and through.

Consider me pumped, I'll be making a pre order in the next few weeks.

That's a "big" sword? That things look like a half-staff, half-sword kinda of hybrid.

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That's a big sword.

Edit: Everyone loved Commander Shepard. So I don't see what's the big issue here, we will probably be able to modify Hawke's appearance hopefully.

Still can get my head around why they didnt stick with make your characters as it was one of the best selling points.Now it turned into every other bland hero of the land rpg.

I will still get it as i really like the orignal but would have prefered to carry on my characters storyline.

Strange theres none of that new "art style" they were pushin in the trailer. Not that thats a bad thing

Nice trailer, though I would like to see some gameplay. I'm also again, a little irritated I need to play as a human. Bioware's games are good but they need to show me that this game is going to be good, above and beyond Origins and then I will sink my money into it. They haven't let me down yet, but it better maintain its RPG roots

I think I'll enjoy the tears of all the 'fans' as I ponder what this title will feel like while playing through it.

Because you know what would've been worse than this? Bioware making Dragon Age 2 on EXACTLY the same concepts as the original Dragon Age. Just add new stories and harp on it being the whole point of the new title. Otherwise gameplay-wise not changing anything at all...because it's become 'classic'.

So long as they keep a frame of mind, that is willing to experiment with Dragon Age titles, I see no reason for Bioware to have sold out as of yet. Granted if I see this as the herald of another FF series hahah...well...then I might indeed consider it. But one title diverging from the former isn't enough for me. Of course I'm sure plenty of others will be willing to bitch about the lack of 'realism' in a fantasy game and about things being too stupid now so - hate on.

Dragon Age 1 was snidely called a 'LOTR knockoff' while Dragon Age 2 will likely be called a 'Final Fantasy knockoff'. Both statements seem equally retarted to me in the end, unless you want to go into whom LOTR and FF ripped off, who ripped off someone else in the past, ect. ect. ect. But really...lawl...I can forsee great whining in the future, especially as the series will probably sell like hot cakes.

It's settled. I'm buying this.

Liquidcathedral:
THIS GAME IS GOING TO SUCK SO MUCH, LOOK AT THE BIG SWORDS THEY HAVE, DRAGONAGE:ORIGINS NEVER EVER HAD GIANT TWO HANDED WEAPONS. BIOWEAR ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE A JRPG. AND THE WORDS AT THE BEGGINING WERE STUPID, IT MAKES NO SENSE.

PRETTY COLOURS THOUGH.

You use of CAPS lock leads me to think that you are angry, in other words.

U Mad?

Corwynt:

Liquidcathedral:
THIS GAME IS GOING TO SUCK SO MUCH, LOOK AT THE BIG SWORDS THEY HAVE, DRAGONAGE:ORIGINS NEVER EVER HAD GIANT TWO HANDED WEAPONS. BIOWEAR ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE A JRPG. AND THE WORDS AT THE BEGGINING WERE STUPID, IT MAKES NO SENSE.

PRETTY COLOURS THOUGH.

You use of CAPS lock leads me to think that you are angry, in other words.

U Mad?

READ MY BIO, BRO. I AM RAGING BUT I RESPECT MY ESCAPIST BROS, LOVE THE ESCAPIST VERY MUCH MY BROS.

I wonder how much that BS trailer cost. What. A. Waste. Of. Money.

Gameplay footage or GTFO Bioware.

Surprised no one mentioned the voice in the trailer is Flemeth's.

So, far it doesn't seem as crazy extreme powers as I thought it would be from reading the comments. Not close at all to Final Fantasy type levels at all. It does still seem a bit crazy considering how Dragon Age seemed to try to keep the fantasy powers from going to crazy overpowered. I hope the game itself doesn't go any crazier than the trailer though cause even though I like crazy ass fantasy powers, it doesn't seem appropriate to the Dragon Age universe. I'm annoyed there is only one origin and the game does seem like a bit dumbing down, but even if a dumbed down Dragon Age game by Bioware would be fun.

EDIT: Oops made the same post twice by mistake, ignore this one.

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