Dragon Age: Origins — The Assassin

One of the single player games I’m very much looking forward to is Dragon Age: Origins. I know I’m not alone in my anticipation, so I’m delighted to share some new video and screenshots of the game. With a bit of luck this will be the first in a series of posts about Dragon Age: Origins, running up to release on November 3, 2009.

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In the world of Dragon Age: Origins, Bioware’s upcoming RPG, elves don’t have things easy. Contrary to the stereotypical portrayal of mystical enlightening beings, the elves in Dragon Age are oppressed, second class citizens.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the members of the Antivan Crows, “the most infamous guild of thieves and assassins in all of Thedra”, is an elf. Zevran the Assassin is one of the characters you’ll be spending time with in Dragon Age: Origins:

Bioware is crafting an RPG with a very dark, adult feel to it. Hand to hand combat is a messy business, and it shows.

Here’re some shots of a couple of the monsters you’ll be fighing: an ogre and a sloth demon.

Related post: My review of Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne (a prequel novel)

2 thoughts on “Dragon Age: Origins — The Assassin

  1. I don’t know… if only there was a little more blood splatter 🙂

    Really though, looks pretty good, and I do like the “elves as second-class citizens” twist.

    I think I may be putting this on my list in November. Thanks for the info

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