RPG giant Bioware has made a surprising announcement, that gamers will be offered exclusive downloadable content on the launch day of their upcoming dark fantasy epic Dragon Age: Origins. Termed “Warden’s Keep,” the main attraction is a new quest revolving around a new dungeon location, in addition to six new abilities, a merchant trading base, and a host of different items. The DLC comes equipped with a ghostly story of a supposedly haunted castle, guarded once by the game’s main group of badasses: the Grey Wardens. A spiffy Warden’s Armor of sorts sits at the end of the quest as one of the attached items of the DLC. “Warden’s Keep” will retail for $7 on launch day on both PC and PS3, or 560 Microsoft Points. In addition, the already announced Blood Armor will be available free-to-download on day one as well. Neither piece of DLC will be included, however, in the non-online offered pre-order editions. More DLC details and accompanying trailers follow the jump.
Another detailed piece of DLC is “The Stone Prisoner,” a $15 (1200 MS Points) pack of story missions revolving around a stone golem character, the freedom of which will allow players to add the granite giant to their party. The content will be free to anyone who pre-ordered or purchased a new copy of the game, for more details, see the attached trailer below.