Dragon Age II Sees Awakening's Anders Join the Party
Written Tuesday, February 08, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
First encountered in Dragon Age: Origins add-on Awakening, Anders is a rogue mage who was forced to fight alongside you as a Grey Warden, but he'll also be joining Hawke on his adventure for Dragon Age II having abandoned the Grey Wardens, in the same way he ran from the Circle of Magi in Awakening.
As Hawke, you'll first run into Anders in the slums of Kirkwall, where you'll discover he's began anew as a healer, helping refugees recover from the Blight. Anders will join your party as Hawke requires the aid of the ex-Grey Warden, but it'll set our intrepid hero back, as he'll have to fulfil a favour for Anders in return.
Embarking upon your first quest with Anders as Hawke, you'll unearth some surprising revelations about the mage and his apparently benevolent new life in Kirkwall. You'll have to discern whether he's hiding something and more to the point, why the hell his eyes are glowing bright blue in the image below.
There's more about Anders set to appear in the March issue of Game Informer. Dragon Age II is out on March 8th in North America and March 11th in the UK and Europe.