Dragon Age 2 will include more Fade, an importable world, and the Morrigan effect

Tuesday, 5 October 2010 23:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Mike Laidlaw, lead designer of Dragon Age 2, has talked a bit more about importing saves from DA: Origins into the new game upon release.

Speaking with NowGamer, Laidlaw said the world of the original and the decisions made are what will be importable into the sequel, since there’s a new main character involved this time around.

“We look at it as importing the world really. I’ve always seen Dragon Age as a franchise as about more than any one character, ” said Laidlaw. “It’s about an entire span of history and the whole world that’s affected by what happens.

“So that was our approach and I think the importing stays true to that in the sense that the decisions your Warden made and the person they were all affects Dragon Age II. You know, who’s in charge of Ferelden, what happened with the Dwarves, who’s running Orzammar? All of these things are reflected and accounted for in Dragon Age II.”

And for those wondering about Morrigan, especially now that the Witch Hunt DLC was released for Origins, can wonder no more the part she plays in Dragon Age 2.

“Morrigan’s story is not over even after the Witch Hunt DLC, and although I can’t go too far into it, I can say that she’s not done with this world by any stretch of the imagination,” said Laidlaw.

The designer also goes on to say the metaphysical realm of Fade will be back in Dragon Age 2 as well, but: “in terms of how central it will be, I think there’s some very critical moments tied to the Fade but I don’t want to go into too many details.”

Dragon Age 2 is out in March 2011 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

To keep you satisfied until then, there’s the Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 for $49.99 on October 26.