Fantasy RPG fans who pre-order a copy of BioWare’s upcoming sequel Dragon Age II before January 11 will receive free launch-day downloadable content, a three-mission pack entitled “The Exiled Prince." If you miss the cutoff, you'll have to shell out $7 (560 Microsoft Points) for the DLC when it's released on March 8.
The DLC finds players alongside an archer named Sebastian Vael as he embarks on a quest to avenge his family’s murder. It will be up to players to decide whether the tortured bowman's journey will be a noble or evil one, and once the quest is completed, players will have the option of adding Sebastian to their band of followers.
“Our goal for the Dragon Age II DLC is to extend Hawke’s journey and the Dragon Age universe by introducing additional characters with meaningful storylines and intense, dynamic missions,” said Dragon Age II executive producer Mark Darrah. “Not only will ’The Exiled Prince’ allow players to experience Sebastian’s powerful revenge story, but they will also be able to utilize him as a follower throughout Hawke’s rise to power in Dragon Age II.”
EA also wants prospective DAII players that if you pre-order the game before January 11, your dinky standard edition will receive a free upgrade to the bonus content-packed Signature Edition, which features $20 worth of add-ons, including the aforementioned "Exiled Prince" DLC, as well as:
- Downloadable game soundtrack
- Exclusive in-game digital armory featuring multiple weapons
- Additional downloadable items
In case you were wondering, the suped up edition looks a little something like this:
According to BioWare’s site, the Signature Edition won’t be available after Jan. 11, so if you want it, now’s the time.