The lights are on
One of the major character in Dragon Age II is a returning party member who fought alongside Origins' Grey Warden. Anders had his Dragon Age debut in Awakening, where he made his mark as a sarcastic rogue mage forced to become a Grey Warden. Just as Anders once ran from the Circle of Magi, players will discover him having abandoned the Grey Wardens as well in Dragon Age II.
New protagonist Hawke first encounters the mage in the slums of the city of Kirkwall, where Anders has taken up a life of healing refugees from the Blight. Hawke needs the former Grey Warden's help, and Anders is willing to oblige in return for a favor.
On this first quest with the new companion, Hawke uncovers some surprising twists about Anders and his new life. What secrets is the apostate hiding? Why are his eyes glowing eerily in the screenshot above? What other surprises await in Dragon Age II?
You can find out more about Anders and BioWare's latest epic RPG in the March issue of Game Informer, where we have a six-page feature going in-depth on the first five hours of this hotly anticipated game. In the meantime, check out the footage below to see a brief glimpse of Hawke and Anders in action.
Gotta love those laser blue eyes.
Good to see Anders coming back for another go.
That screenshot makes him look like the young illusive man of Dragon age, hes got the collar, the hair, the eyes.
Is it just me or does the dialog feel out of sync with their mouth movements?
That gameplay looks wonky and confusing...think I'll pass on this one. I only finished 66% of Origins anyway...
Oh man thats great to see Anders back, I was wondering what they would be doing to tie it to origins. Besides the story of course
Combat is lookin really good this time around. Not that it wasn't bad before. But this just looks really really good. The characters and everything just seems a bit more stylized than before. I like it.
I love the added video of ingame combat. Definite plus.
I really hope the health bars aren't that small...
i am really hoping this is good because i need a good rpg. so happy there is a demo
Hawke is freaking bada$$ from what they've shown so far.....
"He's got the laser eyes." Anyone? Anyone? No? Ok...