BioWare has been on a bit of a roll lately, and it continued with last year’s release of Dragon Age: Origins
. The game has gone triple platinum, meaning it has shipped over 3 million copies since it was released. This follows Baldur's Gate
, Neverwinter Nights
, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
, Jade Empire
and Mass Effect
as big time titles. Tina loved
the PS3 version of the game.
If you haven’t picked this game up yet, now is the time as an expansion pack titled Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening will be available
on March 16, 2010, and EA disclosed in their earnings call yesterday
that a new Dragon Age title is in the works for a Q4 2011 release on console, PC and handheld.
BioWare is almost guaranteed to keep the blockbuster streak alive with Mass Effect 2
currently garnering big sales and lots of attention.
BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins Reaches Triple Platinum Sales
Legendary Studio’s Newest Title Wins over 30 Industry Awards, Ships Over 3 Million Units Becoming BioWare’s Sixth Consecutive Blockbuster Franchise
EDMONTON, Canada --(Business Wire)-- Feb 08, 2010 Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that Dragon Age™: Origins has sold-in over 3.2 million* units worldwide. The “RPG of the Year” as named by Game Informer, G4, SpikeTV, AOL.com, and PC Gamer, Dragon Age: Origins has been hailed by Seth Schiesel of The New York Times as, “…perhaps the best electronic game made yet.” Dragon Age: Origins has won over 30 “Best of 2009” awards and has an average review score of 91**. This staggering critical and commercial success makes Dragon Age: Origins the sixth consecutive blockbuster from BioWare, alongside Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™ and Mass Effect™.
Since the release of Dragon Age: Origins in fall 2009, the studio has continued to enchant gamers with additional content packs including Warden’s Keep and Return to Ostagar. The upcoming expansion pack, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is set to launch on March 16, 2010.
“This is a tremendous start for the Dragon Age franchise and we are extremely pleased with the great reception the game has already received from critics and fans worldwide,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “Our team is dedicated to crafting high quality, engaging new adventures and stories in the world of Ferelden for our fans!”
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, BioWare’s next installment in the Dragon Age lore, occurs following the events of Dragon Age: Origins. Players assume the role of a Grey Warden Commander entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and tasked to uncover the mystery of how the darkspawn survive after the slaying of the Archdemon. How players choose to rebuild their order, resolve the conflict with the mysterious “Architect,” and determine the fate of the darkspawn are just some of the many intriguing moral choices that will shape each player’s heroic journey. Players will be able to import their character from Dragon Age: Origins or start out as a new Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais.
Dragon Age: Origins received “Best of 2009” awards from a wide range of respected media outlets around the world, including USAToday.com, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, The Associated Press, Game Informer, GameSpot, IGN, and many more. The game has also inspired a tremendous response from gamers as BioWare’s online community skyrocketed to more than 5 million registered users, helping to make DragonAge.com the most visited site in EA’s network in 2009, including EA.com.
Dragon Age: Origins is available now for the Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and the PC and is rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB, ‘18+’ by PEGI, and 18 by the BBFC.