Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition scheduled for fall - Retail Radar

GameStop listing points to a BioWare high-fantasy franchise collection coming in early October.

BioWare's award-winning fantasy role-playing game has shipped more than 3 million units since launch and has offered hungry gamers a content-heavy $40 expansion pack. But if a GameStop listing proves accurate, the Electronic Arts-owned studio may be preparing to combine the two into one package.

More Dragon Age? Don't look so surprised.

A listing for Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition recently surfaced on GameStop.com. The listing provides nothing in the way of details as to what the package will contain. Typically, premium editions issued months after a game is released contain either expansions or downloadable content for the game. It is likely the Ultimate Edition would contain some--or all--of the numerous Dragon Age DLC packs.

According to GameStop, the Ultimate Edition will be released on October 12 at $59.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Dragon Age: Origins shipped in November 2009 to critical acclaim and was followed in March of this year by the Awakening expansion pack. It also received a number of smaller paid-for downloadable content expansions. A sequel--due out in March 2011--is currently in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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134 comments
isshiah
isshiah

damn it i just bought the original version of the game today... oh well.

JhnRll7
JhnRll7

I'm looking forward to this, $60 is a great price for a game and expansions that would otherwise cost $100.

Wardrift
Wardrift

I really wish the NDP would start recording digitally purchased downloads now. It's not impossible, and it has been done before. DAO has certainly sold over 5 million copies, conservatively at least, probably more.

superjenius
superjenius

Nice. I'll probably pick it up for half-price on Steam during a holiday sale.

Evolution-X0
Evolution-X0

might buy it..but whilst the summer has no decent games out I might have to get it now.

denicola_a_god
denicola_a_god

hmm contemplating whether to wait for dragon age 2 or not

CrimzonPsycho
CrimzonPsycho

hmmm I might get it but want to hear more about it first, want to know if my expansionless save files will work on this or not

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

@SaraByrne Sure 360 owners will see this, but PS3 fans from Eu or Asia/Japan won't see this.

kidrock17xp
kidrock17xp

@ TheKungFool - so just wait til the "one disc" comes out and get it then. Games are cheaper as time goes on so that's always going to happen one way or another. That's the benefit people get for not buying a game real soon and the "loss" you have ot pay for buying it earlier as opposed to later.

TheKungFool
TheKungFool

I'm so damned sick of paying $60 for the game, then forking out another $60 for all the expansions, then 6 months later, its all crammed on one disc anyways *sigh*

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

UGH, why do PC games all have to be 60 bucks now?? Lame. I'm glad I didn't get this when it first came out even though I would've liked to have gotten it. This way I'll get all the stuff with it, so that's great.

Alex_09
Alex_09

@Tripwolf How? How is it one of the most ambitious and fantastic games made? That's a huge overstatement if you ask me.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@wwlettsome Well, when NWN came out - I bought it ASAP, then when the exapansions came out - I got them too. Then they announced the platnum - which I got, then the Diamond - which I also got. So now I have like three copies of the same game and expansions lol.

TheJamin
TheJamin

@lucas182 Thank you! this will breathe even more life into a game already bursting at the seams!

golgo28
golgo28

oh this is complete bs,after i've already bought every dlc and the expanison.now they decide to release an ultimate edition.it better f****ing something like the content editing tools the pc version had.or at least some dlc that you cant anywhere else.

RIPANTHONY8008
RIPANTHONY8008

i hope the dlc comes on a second disc and not some code that u have to use over xbox live.i prefer to have all the extra stuff on a disc like how oblivion:goty(360) or mass effect was when they were re-released.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

Note to self...never buy Bioware games at launch. Wait for GOTY or Ultimate editions.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@spOOoOOn Um, they already are working on it - an ultimate edition would not require Bioware's help, only EA. Anyway, if Bioware hurried the first, it wouldn't have been so great - so I would just accept that they know what they're doing with the second one.

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

Predictable move, still nice for people who've missed the beauty of dragon age. I'd rather wish they'd get a move on part 2 though.

Byaku524
Byaku524

I would totally buy this...if there weren't so many games I want

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

We should enjoy the DragonAge goodness while we can. I'm Not hearing good things about the sequel, like for starters the over-head isometric view is being taken out even from the PC version. That alone is enough to make me skeptical, which sucks because the First DragonAge is a killer game. Here's hoping the sequel lives up to the first.

Earthbound_X
Earthbound_X

I'm hoping it includes all the DLC as well.

breakitapart
breakitapart

I have to stop buying games when they are released as devs will more than likely have a follow up game come out with all the stuff they should have put in the first place.

howie1926
howie1926

This does me no good considering I have all the DLC and Awakening already. But hopefully this will bring some more fans on board to the wonderful world of Dragon Age!!

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Am I the only one who hasn't played this game?!

SaraByrne
SaraByrne

@MacenKrace Awakening was released in the eu on disk, it might not have been on ps3 but it was on xbox 360!

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

Yo doods, if this contains awakening... I don't think Euripe will see it. Awakening was not released on a disc in EU, so more space to fill the PS3 with crap....

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I am yet to play any of Dragon Age, so perhaps I should wait around for this to come out.

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

I still haven't played Dragon Age so I'll definitely be picking this up.

chronolzx
chronolzx

wait, why are pc games 60 bucks all of a sudden?

Gen007
Gen007

i was waiting for this really wanted to try all the DLC but i knew there would be some type of GOTY edition eventually. If you get all the DLC if really like having another whole game so the price tag would def be worth it.

kino_kem
kino_kem

If the Ultimate edition contains Awakening, I'm sold.

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

Hm, I think I'll get the PC version of this, I already played it on PS3, but I have been wanting to play it the way it was meant to be played for a while

KillErmarinE15
KillErmarinE15

i guess its good that i held off from buying this game!

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

Note to EA, STOP LOCKING THE DAMN SAVES ON ALL GAMES!!!!

BlackDevil99
BlackDevil99

damn i already own both, if they put a bunch of new content in this i'll kill them with kindness

Jinroh_basic
Jinroh_basic

3.2 mil? that's....... not exactly mindblowing. it might be around 5 mil now, considering it's been months since the quarter report and taking into account the digital distribution sales - though it's very likely to be less than that - but even so it still pales when compared to most other major releases. sales of Mass Effect 2 has been similarly lukewarm. my point is.... Bioware might not be the gold mine everyone expected it to be, and one has to wonder whether there was some truth in Mitch Lasky's warning about EA's bankrupt strategy afterall....

joeborg14
joeborg14

I will definitely get this. I knew if I held out long enough I could get them all in one package, lol!

wexorian
wexorian

ultimate will be in october so we shoul exept new dlc will be last one in dao :)

Embossed
Embossed

Hm, I never bought the original Dragon Age Origins, so I probably will buy this one, if it contains the original as well.

TheJamin
TheJamin

@Crey93 thank you! i do enjoy various mods. i just didnt realise DAO had such a keen development following. i like the dog mod! having a dog as a 5th character! very nice indeed. I will be looking into "redesigned" very soon. thanks for the tip.

moker_1
moker_1

Wish the xbox version got the added benefit of the creation tools - great to help a game last.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

Nice to include all the DLC in one pack, but I already got to play them on the PC.

Samox
Samox

This would be great. My time with Dragon Age was cut short when my copy of the game was eaten alive inside my 360 months ago, and I've been waiting for them to release something similar to Fallout 3's GotY edition since.