Dragon Age II Preorders Score Free Signature Edition Upgrade

BioWare is upgrading copies of Dragon Age II preordered before January 11 to the Signature Edition, packed with $US20 worth of downloadable content, a soundtrack and an in-game armoury. It's like a preorder bonus, only... OK, it's a preorder bonus.

BioWare is calling it a free upgrade to a collector's edition, but let's call a spade a spade. Giving fans who preorder the game before a certain point extra content is a preorder bonus. That preorder bonus consists of a CD containing the game's soundtrack, a download code for an additional playable character and new missions, and an armoury players can access in-game, stocked with various equipment.

It's a preorder bonus. Looking at it another way, it's a way of limiting the value of used copies, much like BioWare and EA did by including downloadable content with new copies of Dragon Age: Origins.

"Over the past 15 years, we've been privileged to have the support of a passionate community of fans, who continue to grow in number with every game we release," said Dr Ray Muzyka, senior vice president of Electronic Arts and co-founder and group general manager of BioWare. "The BioWare Signature Edition of Dragon Age II is a chance for us to reward loyal fans who pre-order the game by providing them with additional high-quality content for free."

Or I guess you could call it a way to reward loyal fans.

The Dragon Age II Signature Edition will only be available for preorder through January 11. Existing preorders will receive a free upgrade.

Dragon Age II is slated for a March 8 release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


    Screw this over simplified xtreme console garbage. I know that Bioware has to move with the times, and that gamers today are apparently retarded, but seriously, when are Bioshock actually going to make a proper RPG again? Oh wait, I know! Never!

      The vitriol in your post is delicious. Console does not necessarily mean 'simplified' and you can hardly expect every single RPG these days to have the complexity of an MMO. Dragon Age is still about as complex as most traditional 'PC RPGs' so I really don't know where you're coming from. If you're referring to the 3rd person perspective, a traditional top-down is also provided.

      In your fan-rage you even confused Bioshock/Bioware. Freudian slip perhaps? "BLAH BLAH BLAH! NEW GAMES SUCK! GAMERS TODAY ARE RETARDED! /smug"

    Is there going to be a Dragon Age 2 collectors edition and if so if you pre order that before January 11 will you get the stuff the signature edition gets?

      The community co-ordinator on the Bioware Social Network has stated that the Signiture Edition is the Collector's Edition for DA2.

      See here:

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