Dragon Age unearthing Golems of Amgarrak

$5 DLC will add underground adventure to PC, PS3, and 360 editions of BioWare's high-fantasy role-playing game.

Though Dragon Age II has already been formally announced, its predecessor is still getting a steady stream of downloadable content updates. The latest, Golems of Amgarrak, was unveiled today on Electronic Arts-owned developer BioWare's official Web site.

The add-on will cost only $5 and will be available for the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 on August 10. It will take players back to the dwarven realm of Orzammar--or more specifically, the labyrinth of caverns that lies beneath it. As in one of the storylines of the original game, players will have to face hulking golems created by rogue dwarven paragons.

Golems of Amgarrak is billed by BioWare as "an advanced challenge for even the most experienced adventurers" and will feature numerous puzzles and a "terrifying" new foe. It will let players either import their characters from Dragon Age or create all-new ones that will enter the game at a level high enough to encounter the new enemies.

Players will be shocked to discover Golems of Amgarrak features actual golems.

Dragon Age II, a sequel to last year's hit action role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins, will ship in March 2011 for the same three systems as its forebearer. The sequel is set over a 10-year period, according to BioWare. It will see the player transform Blight survivor Hawke from "a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land," with new combat mechanics for the game's three classes, as well as "an entirely new cinematic experience." Its debut trailer is due out on August 17.

For more on Dragon Age, view the video review below, or check out the write-up of its major expansion, Awakening.

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Discussion

53 comments
Rocker6
Rocker6

@ OmicronEXE I meant the game is out not this article.Here it still says TBA,but I alredy completed it.

OmicronEXE
OmicronEXE

@Rocker6 Their timing was just fine. If you had checked the top of the article, you'd have seen that this was posted on July 28th.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Golems of Amgarrak is out,Gamespot should try to track some releases better...

patlpa
patlpa

DAO probably the best RPG i played in 20 years of computer gaming .

alert0
alert0

@howie1926 Oh really? So Darkspawn Chronicles did not cost 5$ and was not badly received? I just think that a low price point hints at a short game. But since the mood here is obviously positive, I'm not going to spoil it. I would be happy if the game turned out well.

daveversion1
daveversion1

Great news, really can't wait for DragonAge 2!

blackace
blackace

This is good. I have the PC and 360 versions. PC one has better control, but the 360 was is still very good. I'll have to check out this DLC.

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

A few days ago i was thinkin while talking to Shale that i wanted a Golem DLC to delv deeper into the history and lore about Golems. And now thay are makin a Golem dlc. And i think this sounds cool and im lookin forward to playing this. And i wonder if thay will let us become Golems our selfs? That whould be interesting from a story perspective. Atleast i think so. But sins every singel game develepor have this thing about only letting players play as humans i dont think we will be able to become a golem. But i still can switch to Shale to play as besids my main character. =)

siarhei
siarhei

Sounds interesting =)

bjohnson003
bjohnson003

Hope there's no rune crapting. Yeah crapting.

reanor2
reanor2

DAO is one of the best games of its year. And I still love it, I can't see anything on the Horizon of the same genre better than DAO. And DAO Awakening stands right behind DAO. Great expansion. I wish for more. I have uninstalled DAO for now, but I finished the game 2 times and went through 100% of Awakening expansion.

Torque203
Torque203

A lot of people here hated the deep roads so much, i enjoyed the looting and pillaging in the deep roads. What i really hated was the fade, especially in the mages circle when you fall asleep and have to travel back and forth shape shifting

iinfinity
iinfinity

im still loving origins, and will definatley be buying da 2 but i wont be buying this dlc, if it contained a new selectable party member i probably would, but just a new dungeon? no thanks

howie1926
howie1926

@alert0 I don't know who this "we" you are referring to are. That is fine if you are not intertested in it, but do not speak for everyone else.

Cartybowls
Cartybowls

Bioware has released sooo much DLC, do you think they will release a compendium DVD of it all?

alert0
alert0

Haven't we already made it clear that we're not interested in low-budget, 'have-a-few-more-hours-of-gameplay' type add-ons? I don't need another Awakening, but something mid-size, instead of bite-sized would be good. That said, I can't play DAO anymore. I've played that game toooo many times.

Rickymog
Rickymog

@Breyant Leliana's Song is very nice. 2-3 hours with fully voiced dialogues, and you discover something more about Leliana and Marjolaine. :)

Breyant
Breyant

I absolutely loved DA, but this DLC just isn't doing it for me. I stopped after the return to ostagar, because it just felt like I was paying for nothing. Can anyone tell me, is the newer stuff more worthwhile??

Pete5506
Pete5506

Never hurts to have more DA

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

Good stuff. There's almost enough brand new DLC that I dont yet own available, to justify a nice big "play from the start" mission including all of the brand new content. Excellent, I'll look forward to building a new invincible Arcane Mage :)

killeridis
killeridis

love the deep roads can't wait :P

artiebillymac
artiebillymac

Can't wait as im obsessed with dragon age lol .

wexorian
wexorian

i have all dlc but going to back in deep roads is bad idea :D, it was most booring part before anvil :D, still think i'l get this dlc.

elessar_tee
elessar_tee

Jeeez, more DLC. I'd rather they just concetrated on making new games, not these paltry mission packs.

whitemute
whitemute

Another DLC...is it Tuesday already?

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

took me forever to pass does roads. not planing on going back

Dominicobaggio
Dominicobaggio

ugh me too, hated the deep roads, and on my 2nd and a half play through im heading there soon... the fear is building!

finsfanz13
finsfanz13

ugh. i hated the deep roads.. :P

jazilla
jazilla

sure. i am kinda over DA though to be honest.

twill3tts
twill3tts

Aw man, not the Deep Roads. I whinge, but like everyone else, I'm gonna buy it

radwimp
radwimp

The monotonous grinding of the Deep Roads still haunts me. Hopefully this is something a bit more interesting.

jmr1986
jmr1986

Well at this point i don't know if Bioware is going to release the GOTY Edition of this game taking in consideration that they're going to launch more DLC until the DA2 comes out.

topsemag55
topsemag55

Another DLC...Sweet. Now Gamespot needs to add this to the other DLCs on their game database...it isn't there yet.

Oxymandias
Oxymandias

I wonder if you can import characters from Awakenings? (just checked the bioware website) you can.. Ouch that has to be one sick game to cope with +30 level characters Oink!

joet1973
joet1973

I don't want challenging new content; I want the original game to be challenging. Bioware, I'll pay $10.00 for a Super-Nightmare mode because normal Nightmare mode is a cakewalk at later levels.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

New personal strategy for Bioware games...don't buy at launch. Wait for price drop or GOTY editions that contain most or all of the DLC.

green_dominator
green_dominator

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newb16
newb16

@jarrodwesley When your going to start playing those DLC add ons you'll be happy as a crack head that you got them.

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

I'll just wait for the GOTY edition, because paying for all this DLC is a rip off.

Barighm
Barighm

The main campaign is already really damned long, and going through it with all the different party configurations available is more than enough for me. Besides I hear the DLC generally stinks and Dragon Age didn't quite stick in my mind well enough to buy all the DLC. I do wonder if the Shale DLC will be required in the next Dragon Age (I didn't DL it).

Hekynn
Hekynn

Oooh very cool gotta love Bioware for pushing out DLC before the Sequal Launches. :D

Torque203
Torque203

Might as well its not like there are any other games coming out, its summer time. its a dead zone for games

taxonomic
taxonomic

@Mr_Alexander Couldn't agree more. They are just milking it, and I'm not buying into it. Gearbox's DLC for Borderlands was pretty good, as was Bethesda's FO3 stuff. Mostly new assets and new enemies/areas/weapons. I'd like to see more of that.

The-Techspert
The-Techspert

The only problem I have with Bioware's strategy for DLCs is that they're each so small individually that I dont have any motivation to come back to a game that Ive already beaten (twice)

positivebalance
positivebalance

nice, i got 400MSP to spare. will be getting this. hope it's of higher quality than leliana's song. that was garbage.

Mr_Alexander
Mr_Alexander

This better take place in a new cave, I'm getting so tired of Bioware just recycling vanilla areas and adding a few new enemies in the DLC --Return to Ostagar - Ostagar at the vanilla beginning --Darkspawn Chronicles - Vanilla finale area AND slightly changed vanilla mission (Destroyed Denerim) --Leliana's Song - Denerim yet again Yep, that's all of the DLC, excluding the game launch one, 17 bucks total for recycled content with minor changes, sigh...

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

Shadow Broker DLC for Mass Effect, now this? You are spoiling me, Bioware. Keep up the high quality, and keep that sweet DLC train a-rollin'!