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Dragon Age: Origins 'Witch Hunt' DLC creeping Sept. 7

BioWare announces latest add-on pack for high-fantasy role-playing game; content focuses on witch woman Morrigan, concludes Origins narrative.


No Caption Provided At Gamescom 2010 in Germany last week, BioWare announced that Dragon Age II would hit the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 8. But the studio hasn’t forgotten about the original installment.

BioWare today announced the Witch Hunt downloadable content pack for Dragon Age: Origins. The expansion will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on September 7 priced at $7 (560 Microsoft points).

A confrontation with Morrigan typically yields interesting results...
A confrontation with Morrigan typically yields interesting results...

As for the content's narrative, Witch Hunt casts players as a warden and tasks them with confronting the elusive Morrigan, who disappeared during the events of Dragon Age: Origins. Players will enlist the help of at least three new characters in the fight, the first of which is the gifted Dalish warrior Ariane.

A Web site for Witch Hunt launched today, where two empty character slots sit, a likely indicator that BioWare will reveal the other characters later.

For their efforts in Witch Hunt, players will earn "powerful rewards" that transfer to Origins and prior significant expansion pack Awakening. Additionally, players will be able to import their Awakening or Origins characters into Witch Hunt.

Witch Hunt follows the Golems of Amgarrak add-on that was released on August 10, which took players back to the dwarven realm of Orzammar.

As for the upcoming sequel, Dragon Age II 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."

For more on Dragon Age II, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview. And to brush up on the original Dragon Age: Origins, check out GameSpot's review.

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