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Return to Ostagar announced as DLC for Dragon Age: Origins

Thursday, 19th November 2009 17:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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BioWare has announced Retrun to Ostagar as DLC for Dragon Age: Origins.

It is to be made available this “holiday season” in the US and Europe for $4.99/£3.99 on PSN, 400 BioWare Points on PC and 400 MS Points on 360.

Return to Ostagar allows players to “exact their revenge and embark on a quest for the mighty arms and armor of the once great King Cailan when they revisit Ostagar, the site of the Grey Wardens’ darkest hour, to reclaim the honor and learn the secrets of Ferelden’s fallen king.”

Sounds epic and effing fantastic.

Full PR through the break.

BIOWARE ANNOUNCES NEW “RETURN TO OSTAGAR” DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS
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Guildford, UK – November 19, 2009 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that the Return to Ostagar downloadable content (DLC) for Dragon Age™: Origins will be available for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC versions this Holiday season in North America and Europe. The DLC pack, Return to Ostagar, allows players to exact their revenge and embark on a quest for the mighty arms and armor of the once great King Cailan when they revisit Ostagar, the site of the Grey Wardens’ darkest hour, to reclaim the honor and learn the secrets of Ferelden’s fallen king.

“We are very proud of the phenomenal launch of Dragon Age: Origins and we’re pleased to announce the next installment of downloadable content that will be available to fans of the game,” said Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager, RPG/MMO Group of EA, and Co-Founder, BioWare. “The Return to Ostagar DLC pack is a prime example of BioWare’s commitment to give fans a game that continuously offers new experiences and further enriches a storyline that has already received critical acclaim and positive feedback from the players.”

Return to Ostagar, BioWare’s next thread in the Dragon Age: Origins tapestry, summons players to a new quest in which they will return to the fateful battleground in Ostagar where the Grey Wardens were nearly wiped out. Players will discover King Cailan’s top-secret political agenda and go behind enemy lines to revisit a place that many feared had been lost to history.

Return to Ostagar will be available for £3.99 on the PlayStation® Store, for 400 BioWare Points on the PC and 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360 in North America. Return to Ostagar will be released this winter worldwide on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation®3 console and PC. Dragon Age: Origins is rated 18+ by PEGI.

For more information on Dragon Age: Origins, please visit www.dragonage.com

About BioWare
BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world’s most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur’s Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™ and Mass Effect™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec) and Austin (Texas). BioWare’s announced projects include the dark heroic fantasy game Dragon Age: Origins, as well as Mass Effect 2™, the epic sequel to Mass Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars®: The Old Republic™. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com; to join the millions of fans already registered on our community, go to http://social.bioware.com.

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12 Comments

  1. Hunam

    So they’re following the Fable 2 route of DLC: Similar content with little worth but with tons of loot that is way better than anything in the main game.

    Sigh, sounds like fail.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Jadeskye

    you forget this has something fable 2 doesn’t community made modifications. Win.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @Hunam not really There is armor in the Main game that beats all DLC items. I mean completely dwarfs (pun not intended) them. You just have to hoard all your gold to buy them like the staff in the Tower for 110 gold and various other items like Spellward necklace that has resistance of 30% towards spells and mana regen in combat.

    I really like the Wardens Keep, it was a damn good DLC lot better then Fallout DLC especially Anchorage.

    Really Fable 2? You compare the game to Fable 2. Fable 2 gives really shitty DLC for a shit load of cash. For example Knothole Glade.
    Plus Bioware said they had plans for DLCs for the next year. I hope they do an Expansion like GTA with Lost and the Damned and not just a hour here and there.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    I like the concept of the DLC, but do you really want the gear off a guy who was defeated by the Darkspawn :p

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    I’ve been very impressed with both pieces of DLC for DA so far. Obviously the free one was nice, but Warden’s Keep was a great self contained element with some great features. A compact but interesting dungeon, some well realised characters and some good rewards.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Michael O’Connor

    “So they’re following the Fable 2 route of DLC: Similar content with little worth but with tons of loot that is way better than anything in the main game.

    Sigh, sounds like fail.”

    Sounds like someone who hasn’t actually played the DLC whining about something that don’t actually know anything about just for the sake of wanting to whine.

    What has impressed me so much about the Dragon Age DLC is the fact that is *isn’t* throwaway content. Not only does it has additional story content, but gameplay elements as well. And at a reasonable price to boot!

    If they stick to their plan for 2 years of additional DLC, you can guarantee that this won’t just consist of stuff they didn’t want to include in the original package. You really can’t frown at that kind of game support.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    You’ve not played it and yet you seem to be giving an opinion on it that is somehow more valid than mine?

    Stop being a hypocrite O’Conner.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O’Connor

    I was talking about the existing DLC, not the new piece, and using that as a barometer of the quality of the stuff yet to come.

    Nothing even remotely hypocritical about that.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Point, my apologies.

    I’ve not played Wardens Keep, but then again I’ve completed Dragon Age and when I did The Stone Prisoner I ended up getting a knife and helmet which just eclipsed everything else I’d spent 42 hours (at that point) getting in the space of 10 minutes. Ostagar DLC sounds like another hour long expansion filled to the brim with loot, and ideal I feel makes the content of the main game pointless, like WoW with each addon that has green items which just shatter the purples of the previous expansion/game.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    I’d support Michael on this one. The DLC isn’t just about loot. It’s back story, gameplay and the fun of completing it. I thought both Wardens Keep and The Stone Prisoner were very well done. It was enjoyable playing through them – isn’t that the point?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Vilander

    I’d first like them to fix the DLC for the EU PS3 version of the game before bringing more out.. Almost no one with a PS3 version of the game in the EU has access to everything they’re supposed to have so far if the forums are to be believed, and no one is getting any answers either.. Some people got half their worth to work, no one seems to have Shale yet though.. Another fine mess I’d like to see resolved before I get another piece of DLC since this is just throwing money away as far as the PS3 version is concerned.. If it’s service like this, then EDGE is right for giving the game only a 5, even though I expected much of it..

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    Hunam there were no items in Warden Keeps that beat the gear in the main game. Sure the COmmanders Plate is bad ass but there are far better gear in the game vs Wardens Keep. If you haven’t played it how do you know there is better loot in there?

    #12 5 years ago

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