Dragon Age 2
Dragon Age II Sees Awakening's Anders Join the Party
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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.


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Comment #1 by Heraldofkaos
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 04:34:30 AM
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Still cant wait for this game

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Comment #2 by Channel 8 News
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 04:35:07 AM
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Is this the first time we've got confirmation of a character returning for the sequel?

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Comment #3 by Agent00047
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 04:35:25 AM
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Why do i always have to wait 1 day longer then those Americans?!?!?!
They can play and say how awesome and improved it is, and all i can do is watch the trailer again.
It bothers me a little.

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Comment #4 by Mrfishyp
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 04:43:03 AM
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Surely he will be mega old now, won't he?

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Comment #5 by H2O
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 04:47:49 AM
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@4, No as the games timelines overlap and Anders was from the expansion which was set after the main DA:O game anyway.

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Comment #6 by AlexisInFlames
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:06:44 AM
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@3 because America is the greatest god damn country on the planet

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Comment #7 by surreal_82
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:10:47 AM
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sweet loved having anders and ohgren bash each other, hope his character is still as tongue in cheek, and does this mean the return of sir pounce a lot also confirmed lol...

and no flemeth is also in da2 to some extent aparantly...

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Comment #8 by Geordiefly
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:18:29 AM
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@6 you can't even convince your own country thats true, the rest of the world isn't likely to buy into it any better o.O

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Comment #9 by True I Skill
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:22:17 AM
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The Americans getting it first is a good thing. Look at it as they are just testing the game for the other countries of the world.

They receive game first run into all the really bad glitches and bugs, point out the bad and good points of the game. By the time the rest of the world gets the game all them bugs and glitches are fixed and all the bad points of the game are now known and people from other countries now know if its worth the money or just another rip off.

Thanks America.

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Comment #10 by mickjsg
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:24:17 AM
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I loved Anders, this is great news.

@6 - You fail, Scotland is. -_-

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Comment #11 by gof22
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:35:12 AM
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I think that it is pretty awesome that Anders is returning. I wonder if he will still have the cat my DA: O Awakenings character gave him. I really hope Oghren returns as well. He was one of my favorite characters in Dragon Age: Origins.

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Comment #12 by Agent Mantis
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 06:03:10 AM
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hopefully Ser Pounce-a-lot will also return!

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Comment #13 by Grijpwijk
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 06:21:22 AM
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Another reason to play Awakening this month before DA2 comes out. It's been sitting on my HD since the deal in August.

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Comment #14 by Lord Mewt
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 06:56:17 AM
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Hmmm, his eyes glow blue. Hawke's eyes glow red. Are these related? Think I found a spoiler!

But seriously, I really wanted to finish DA:O and it's DLC, and with Anders sounding fairly interesting I can't wait to see him in Awakening.

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Comment #15 by Wullsterino
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 08:13:24 AM
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@14 If they make sexytime do you think the baby would have purple eyes?

THAT'S THE SPOILER!! They give birth to the Purple People-Eater!!!!!

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Comment #16 by Opiate42
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 08:35:53 AM
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Hahaha, can't wait for this....Anders was a dink in Awakenings until the end when he grew some quad if you left him at the keep and chose to defend the city instead, THEN he steps up and stops whining. Very interested to see what he's been up to in the interim.

@ 6 - No, actually according to Erasmus University's World Database of Happiness, Denmark is.

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Comment #17 by KiloAlpha1337
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 08:37:23 AM
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I wonder how they will weave in Anders canonically for those who import their saves from Awakening. There were quite a few different epilogues for Anders, including one that ended in his death. Maybe he has blue eyes because he was possessed by a spirit of Justice or bound to a demon like Wynne. I have faith in Bioware that they will explain it.

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Comment #18 by Agent00047
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:38:10 AM
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@6 you mean to say that God Damned America??

@9 That sounds pretty good, using the americans as crash test dummies.

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Comment #19 by Vigorous Ninja
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:51:08 AM
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SPOILERS - What happened to Morrigan, did she just run off? I have a feeling Hawke will fnd the Hero's body from DA:O and then find the Ring Morrigan gave him and take it then Morrigan will teleport and Hawke will be standing there like 'Oh hai dere!'. And I think I killed Flemeth in DA:O? When you get the quest from Morrigan and you get the opportunity to kill her?

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Comment #20 by Chemical Wings
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 10:56:36 AM
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I'm pretty excited to see Anders again, he was rather entertaining. Wonder if they let him keep his feline friend hah.

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Comment #21 by darkdeath174
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 11:55:09 AM
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Oh it's good to see that everyone is fine with Canada also getting it a day before :P

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Comment #22 by High Lord Sigma
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 12:46:05 PM
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@#2: No. Before now, Flemeth was confirmed as an NPC. Also, Isabela and Merrill of the Dalish origin story were confirmed as companions.

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Comment #23 by PhantomNemesis
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 02:21:24 PM
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Not my most anticipated character to return, but sounds good. Now, Leliana and Morrigan please!

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Comment #24 by flechetteXXX
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 12:17:14 AM
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@6 People like you make Americans look ignorant

@8 Im American and I agree

@10 ... no

@16 Thanks for stealing my joke... douche

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Comment #25 by CaBo0sEy 98
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 03:08:57 AM
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i wish i had blue eyes and when i got angry they turned RED

OT: cannot wait to see anders he was random but so funny

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Comment #26 by Pieville
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 03:43:22 AM
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I'd prefer Ser Pounce-a-lot over Anders any day.

I also want Oghren to return.

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Comment #27 by R0KETM4N
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 02:58:15 PM
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It's really all about the Sten =), if we get to listen to his amazing dialogue again, it will be a great day indeed!

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Comment #28 by ViNyLek
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 05:50:07 PM
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I wonder what his role will be in all of this. Oh, well not much longer to find out^^

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