Dragon Age II Bioware Signature Edition Announced

Bioware recently announced the “Bioware Signature Edition” of their upcoming game Dragon Age II.

They’re boasting $20 worth of additional content including:

  • A Secret bonus playable character with missions
  • downloadable soundtrack
  • exclusive in-game digital armory with 4 weapons
    • Apostates’ courage
    • Seeker’s Bulwark
    • Adder of Antiva
    • Might of the Sten

This will be a “First Edition” release meaning anyone who pre-orders before the January 11th release date will automatically get this CE at the cost of the regular edition game. No word on whether Europe will be getting this.

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  1. gurpswoo1:
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    They're boasting $20 worth of additional content including
    Oh great another Collector's Edition with just DLC codes,

    The only way this could be worse, is if the DLC was on the disc and you us the code to unlock it. I.e. Bioshock

  2. Twistedsymphony:
    DLC "soundtracks" particularly piss me off... like I want to sit in front of my console and listen to the damn soundtrack...

    however, you can't really complain because this is a essentially a free upgrade, and it's semi-rare since it's pre-order only.

  3. gurpswoo1:
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    DLC "soundtracks" particularly piss me off
    I'm with you on this, I don't kow anyone that listens to music on their PS3, only for about 2-3 minutes or for slideshows.

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    semi-rare since it's pre-order only
    Guess this is true, hope they do the same in the PAL regions.

  4. scourdx:
    Arg...not another DLC exclusive content download. I am going to skip this. Beside the DLC soundtrack can be downloaded for free.

  5. Mandingo:
    Color me interested. I mean, if there is no true DA2 CE, then I will certainly procure this one.

  6. gurpswoo1:
    The rarest item will be the Collector's edition guide, the first one is worth a good £60-70 in sealed condition.

  7. Mandingo:
    My only problem with this edition is that there are no real discerning features about DA 2 Signature Edition, because the "bonus content" will most probably be widely available later on via DLC. What we're looking at here is just something with an alternate slip cover. Not impressive in the least. Still, I have preordered this, in any event.

  8. gurpswoo1:
    EA and Bio ware have announced that any pre-order made after the 11 Jan 2011 will not get the Signature edition.

    So get your order in today ASAP.

    This is a worldwide not just PAL.

    http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/info/order/

  9. Twistedsymphony:
    ^ thats because the game comes out tomorrow... you can't pre-order after it's been released

  10. gurpswoo1:
    LOL - The game comes out on the 11 of March here. The cut off time it still tomorrow for PAL regions

  11. Mandingo:
    gurpswoo1 is correct. Dragon Age 2 comes out in March, but for some odd reason, preorders for the Signature Edition are cut off here in early January.

    *sigh* EA, you're just so-

  12. Twistedsymphony:
    ok that makes a little more sense then... I wonder why they cut it off so early for PAL?

  13. Mandingo:
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    I wonder why they cut it off so early for PAL?
    It's pretty much the same for the NTSC region, just a difference of a few days, I think. Ostensibly, they want to 'reward' loyal fans, but it seems to be a ploy to increase pre-order numbers if you ask me. Just look at Amazon.com's bestseller rankings: Dragon Age 2 Signature Edition shot up to near top of the list the last few days.

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  14. Gemini-Phoenix:
    I don't think i'll waste my time or money with this, like all of the other EA LE's being released lately. DLC is worthless to a collector in my opinion, and a complete lack of effort on EA's part. They could have put more effort into this i'm afraid

    So I told them so on Twitter!

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    Originally Posted by Gemini-Phoenix via Twitter
    Dragon Age II (Bioware Signature Edition) is yet another pointless LE published by @EA! DLC is worthless to video game collector's! FAIL!


  15. gurpswoo1:
    Don't forget the silver foil front cover aswell. Aside from that, it worthless.

    Get the Collector's edition guide, the last one sold out before launch in the UK. Highly desirable.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dragon-Age-I...6&sr=8-1-spell

  16. Skoolstah:
    I think I'll wait for the Ultimate Edition with the extra expansion that is no doubt being worked on already.

  17. gurpswoo1:
    LOL - Knowing EA the content is already on the disc and all you need is 20KB download to unlock it.

  18. Skoolstah:
    Well, unless they release another disc like with Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

  19. Gemini-Phoenix:
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    Originally Posted by Twistedsymphony View Post
    DLC "soundtracks" particularly piss me off... like I want to sit in front of my console and listen to the damn soundtrack...

    however, you can't really complain because this is a essentially a free upgrade, and it's semi-rare since it's pre-order only.
    Tell them then!

    I often tell EA what I think of them via Twitter:

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    Originally Posted by Gemini-Phoenix via Twitter
    Note to @EA regarding DLC soundtracks - Stop being so tight & give us an actual CD we can listen to! What good is DLC to a collector?
    Not sure if they read it, or whether they actually care, but makes me feel better to speak my mind!

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