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Dead Space 2 Bonus Injects Horror Into Dragon Age 2

| 21 Jan 2011 21:31

In a genre-bending crossover, Dead Space 2 will include a code for an exclusive Dragon Age 2 armor set.

EA has put together a DLC crossover that involves Dragon Age again, but two seemingly unrelated games. Those that purchase a copy of Dead Space 2 will also receive a code to unlock a special set of armor in Dragon Age 2.

Last year's crossover put a code in Dragon Age that unlocked the Blood Dragon armor set in Mass Effect 2. This time, EA looks to be trying to build interest in Dragon Age 2 with gamers that might not normally take a look at an RPG.

The armor set is called Ser Isaac's armor and is modeled after the main character of Dead Space 2, Isaac Clarke. It comes with boots, a chestplate, gauntlets, and a helmet, each with their own individual stats. It doesn't look like the set provides anything other than a couple of rune slots, a critical damage increase, and improved defense, but it does make Hawke look like a boss. The helmet gives him the triple-tiered blue light visage that Isaac Clarke is known for, though in Dragon Age the lights are probably the result of magic rather than technology. It would have been really cool if the code could have included a crossbow with targeting lasers too, but fans such as I always want it all.

The crossover makes sense when you consider that BioWare has developed Dragon Age 2 to suit both action-RPG fans and those that want to take the tactical approach (see here), while both games are also somewhat horror oriented. As the armor appears to be mostly a cosmetic improvement, so I don't think it's that big of a loss if you have no interest in Dead Space 2.

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