Electronic Arts will be priming the release of BioWare's Dragon Age II on March 8 with a demo, due two weeks to the day prior on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Eager to get that sampler into gamers' hands, BioWare said today that two in-game bonus items will be unlocked for the entire Dragon Age II player base…if the demo accrues 1 million downloads before March 1 across all three versions of the game.
The two items up for unlocking are the Far Cliffs of Kirkwall and Lothering's Lament tomes. The first is a book of poems written by a Fereldan refugee fleeing the Blight, and it grants money when read. The second tome is also a book of poems from a Blight refugee, and it grants players bonus experience points when read.
As for the demo itself, gamers will be able to play through Dragon Age II's prologue as one of three character classes. The demo will introduce the game's primary protagonist, Hawke, and see him journey to Kirkwall to rendezvous with romantic interest Isabela. Gamers who complete the demo will also unlock Hayder's Razor, a dwarven blade that grants health, mana, and combat bonuses, for use in the full game.
For a download to count, BioWare said that gamers will have to log into their EA account while playing the demo. Gamers looking to keep tabs on how many Dragon Age II demos have been downloaded can do so through the game's official website.
For more on Dragon Age II, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.