Ever felt the urge to see life (and, more realistically, gameplay) from the perspective of one of the darkspawn in Dragon Age: Origins
? If you have, perhaps BioWare has read your mind because they are introducing a new DLC pack, Darkspawn Chronicles
, that will allow you to play and fight on the side of the brainwashed goons on behalf of the Archdemon.
It is mentioned that you can command the genlocks, hurlocks, shrieks, and the ogres, but I wonder how the intellectual darkspawn of Awakening
– the previous DLC to be released – will play out (if at all) in this upcoming DLC. If I was to develop the DLC, I would most likely incorporate that as class specifications with differing abilities. So far, it is yet to be revealed.
Although I’d be sad to see my character die at the Joining ceremony, thereby starting a more threatening war against the people of Ferelden, I will be excited to see what story unfolds from the darkspawn’s angle. I hope that BioWare will deliver on their reputation for creating an enthralling story with depth, and cross my fingers that as a DLC pack the storyline and character development isn’t sacrificed.
Read on for features and pricing, and expect the DLC to release on May 18th.
For the first time ever, fight as the darkspawn in BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins. In the new downloadable content pack, Dragon Age: Origins Darkspawn Chronicles, players have the chance to experience life on the dark side, playing as the corrupted army of the Blight, are enslaved to the will of the Archdemon. In North America, Darkspawn Chronicles will be available for the Xbox 360 videogame system for 400 Microsoft points and PC for 400 BioWare points on May 18th, and on PlayStation Network for $4.99, with its launch date to be announced later.
The Darkspawn Chronicles offers players a look at an alternate history in the Dragon Age universe. Darkspawn Chronicles begins as your character dies during the Joining ceremony, and the Grey Wardens now march under Alistair's command. As a hurlock vanguard, you alone hold the power to make thralls of their fellow darkspawn and drive them into the heat of battle as Denerim burns! This adventure gives you command of genlocks, hurlocks, shrieks, and even the mighty ogres.
Key features include:
o Imagine a world without heroes, where the greatest among you never became a Grey Warden
o Play through the Fall of Denerim from the perspective of the darkspawn
o Complete the module and unlock an epic darkspawn item for use in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening
o Use the “Enthrall” ability – recruit any darkspawn you encounter into your party