Dragon Age 2
Dragon Age II Demo Confirmed For February 22nd
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A portion of Dragon Age II's epic tale is set to make its way onto the Xbox Live Marketplace as a demo later this month, as you get to sample all three of the game's character classes, to see whether the life of a mage, warrior or rogue is for you. Chances are you'll already know which one to plump for if you played through Dragon Age: Origins.

Once you've beaten the prologue section, you'll be thrown forward to Kirkwall, where you'll meet Isabella, a deadly smuggler and one of the game's love interests. You'll get a real taste of the game's brutal combat, which has been tightened up and made more fluid and accessible for Dragon Age newcomers.

What's more, you'll also be able to unlock a new weapon through playing the Dragon Age II demo, known as Hayder's Razor, which isn't a shaving implement, but an ancient dwarven blade that boosts your health, mana and combat abilities for the full version of the game.

Dragon Age II is due for release on March 8th in North America and March 11th in Europe. Look out for the demo on Xbox Live from February 22nd.


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Comment #1 by Blakester1414
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:41:17 AM
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sweet pumped for this game !! :D

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Comment #2 by pararescue
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:41:37 AM
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Comment #3 by Majestic-Dawn
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:43:21 AM
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Yes, This is good that DragonAge II have a demo, so I can try out the classes and see what changes in store for me

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Comment #4 by EMP
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:46:05 AM
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Nice loved the first one.

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Comment #5 by Droban N7
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:54:44 AM
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Now thats some sweet news

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Comment #6 by Kirbster117
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:55:32 AM
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Dragon Age Origins was EPIC!
This will too... I hope.

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Comment #7 by Vigorous Ninja
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 11:56:55 AM
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Warrior until I get used to the game, and get back into the swing of things and go for the mage. Dislike the Rogues. Can't wait for this game!

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Comment #8 by Chinchillazilla
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:01:55 PM
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I like the incentive of a weapon unlockable via playing the demo. It's not as though I wouldn't have downloaded the demo regardless, but still, it's a neat way to get people even more interested in Dragon Age 2. Just 100%'d the first game a few days ago so I'm pretty juiced for DA2. Love ya, Bioware.

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Comment #9 by II griever II
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:15:53 PM
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Wow this game just keeps getting better and better with all the add-ons and freebies... Can't wait for my Signature Edition!!!

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Comment #10 by Lord Mewt
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:16:43 PM
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Magic in the series is extremely interesting, and now that combat seems to flow better I can only hope I finish DA:O before March.

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Comment #11 by Frasr
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:31:38 PM
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Comment #12 by LeeJ2512
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:37:09 PM
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read my mind i was wondering when this would hit the marketplace like an hour ago lol

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Comment #13 by lakersandangels
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:41:25 PM
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I've been anxious about how the combat is going to work. This trailer will definitely give me closure going into the game as to how they've altered the combat. I've pre-ordered the game, so I have money invested in this game...

I trust BioWare though. My first game I played from them was KOTOR and they've yet to disappoint me.

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Comment #14 by darkdeath174
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:41:40 PM
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wait.... Isabella is a smuggler? I thought she was a pirate? dang.... guess i wont have no hot pirate lovin :(

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Comment #15 by JONNY U2
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:55:59 PM
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Comment #16 by Earth Djinn
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 01:17:49 PM
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I really need to go back and finish DA:O before this comes out.

That said, I'm really excited to play this.

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Comment #17 by Arrrk
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 01:25:56 PM
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Will I need to keep the Demo on my Harddrive until the game comes out to gain the Weapon, or will simply downloading/completing it give it to me?

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Comment #18 by Dug E Phresh
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 01:26:24 PM
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Oh, thats just great. That just happens to be the day I leave for basic training. Looks like I will just have to buy the game without testing it first... bummer.

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Comment #19 by Starz 007
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 01:35:29 PM
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Just started playing the first one and I'm really enjoying it. I'll definitely check out this demo.

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Comment #20 by L2P OMG
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 01:47:02 PM
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The demo will definetly be the keystone in whetever i buy this or not. Take that in mind Bioware :)

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Comment #21 by Cobalt_tree
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 01:53:05 PM
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excellent. something to make the wait for March less agonizing.

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Comment #22 by fatboyjack123
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 02:53:09 PM
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Made my day

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Comment #23 by BOBtheMASTER
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 03:08:27 PM
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In DA:O, Rogues were pretty much better than Warriors in every way.

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Comment #24 by DissObey
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 05:11:03 PM
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Heh another unlockable item for dragon age 2. Lets recap..

Signature edition bonus items
Pre-order bonus items
Demo bonus item
Dead space 2 bonus item
5 dragon age legends unlockable items
bioware newsletter bonus item
ea newsletter bonus item
penny arcade bonus item

Have i missed any?

I wonder if Hawk will actually have enough room in his pack to carry all these bonus items!

I'm not complaining, but i really hope bioware doesn't do the same for Mass Effect 3

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Comment #25 by LoveAsThouWilt
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 05:17:12 PM
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Woot can't wait! Definitely needed with the combat changes theyve gone on and on about which looks to be much more my taste than Origins. Hopefully it played the way it looks it does, then i'll be happy that I've preordered Signature Edition already lol

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Comment #26 by ExtremeRugburn
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 05:19:23 PM
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Awsome! I love Bioware and EA. I was going to play the demo even though I have already preordered and know its going to be a great game, but now I get an in game item as well.

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Comment #27 by francisrossi
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 05:40:01 PM
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Need to find out how they've changed combat. I much prefer straight up hack and slash than the modified KotOR system from the first game, to be honest. We shall see though.

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Comment #28 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 05:57:35 PM
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Seems kinda late, seeing as how the game comes out the 8th of March.

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Comment #29 by bawrash
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 07:20:14 PM
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@28 its a demo not a beta. hopefully the demo will be a little bit into the game so we can sample some of the better abilities.

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Comment #30 by BPBJessePMG
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 07:25:39 PM
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Already pre-ordered but this will determine if I follow through or cancel. My only concern is the lack of origin story.

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Comment #31 by I Redbush I
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 07:32:05 PM
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i gotta finish payin this off still. wasnt gonna play a demo if there was one but if it comes with an unlock for the full game then im all for it

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Comment #32 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 08:00:57 PM
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@ 29

Did I say beta or insinuate in anyway such? I prefectly aware of the fact. The problem with assumption is that you're usually wrong.

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Comment #33 by Captain Urahara
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 09:47:07 PM
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This makes me happy ^_^

I get yet another free item for DA2. Nice :D

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Comment #34 by Ihazcandy4you
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 10:01:02 PM
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32 - well there is really no other reason to mention that you think it's a late release..

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Comment #35 by AwesomeDude829
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 12:34:15 AM
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Do we have to have Xbox Gold to play this right away ?

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Comment #36 by strawberry
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 01:48:02 AM
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@7... dude did you even try rogues in DA:O? They were the best class character. I beat the game with ever single type of character and my rogue playthrough was the funnest.

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Comment #37 by E10phoenix
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 02:02:06 AM
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now i can enjoy the rest of my day

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Comment #38 by rexxe11
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 04:31:31 AM
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NOT going to download this as I dont want to ruin a thing before its release. The biggest day one purchase of the year for me

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Comment #39 by prettygirbot
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 05:16:43 AM
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#24 It's an EA game so it will probably have a Dr. Pepper Bonus as well.

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Comment #40 by Pearson
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 09:16:32 AM
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Gotta love when you get a free piece of armor or weapon for use in the game after completing a demo.

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US March 08, 2011
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