Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: BioWare

Dragon Age: Inquisition deploys its agents to console and PC

The inquisition begins! Sort of. EA has announced the release of BioWare’s latest role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. No one is being boiled alive, but players will be tasked with making difficult decisions that have an effect on the progression of their party and the storyline. As a rogue, mage, or warrior inquisitor, players must track down and stop those who are sowing seeds of discontent across the realm. To that end, agents can be assigned tasks, keeps looted, and strongholds attained. Multiplayer is also supported for up to four players in co-op quests that are set outside of the main storyline.

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BioWare to livestream Dragon Age Inquisition multiplayer tomorrow

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Livestream Co-op Multiplayer Announcement - Screenshot 4

BioWare has announced that they are prepping to stream a demonstration of Dragon Age Inquisition’s multiplayer component tomorrow on their Twitch channel. The stream will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. (CST). The developers will be running through three multiplayer maps as they show off three unlocked starter characters, the Archer, the Keeper, and the Legionnaire. In addition to providing general tips and details on crafting, ability trees, and teamwork, producer Scylla Costa and associate producer Billy Buskell will also be on hand to answer questions from viewers.

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GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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Grab some friends and swords, Dragon Age: Inquisition gets co-op

A new co-op dungeon-crawler multiplayer mode has been announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Up to four players will be able to work with one another to complete special cooperative quests that are separate from the storyline. While in the dungeons, players will be able to salvage items, craft new armor and weapons, gather loot, and unlock up to 12 characters. Each of the characters will be from one of three classes: Mage, Rogue, and Warrior. PAX attendees will get a chance to try the multiplayer first hand at the Xbox Booths in North Hall, Booths 412, 422, and 432 on the fourth floor, from August 29 to September 1.

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The Western Approach revisited in Dragon Age: Inquisition screens

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Western Approach Info Announcement - Screenshot 1

A few new environmental screenshots have been released from Dragon Age: Inquisition. The images showcase the Western Approach, which includes the increasingly untenable Fortress of Adamant in what is now a wasteland. The official blog has been updated with more information on the fortress and its uncertain future as well as on what’s become of the Grey Wardens and the Darkspawn.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition to be released for consoles, PC this October

BioWare and EA have announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be hitting store shelves and launching online on October 7. The release also revealed that gamers who pre-order will receive the Flames of the Inquisition pack for free, though no details are available as to what the download will include.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available for Android

Baldurs Gate Extended Edition (Android, iOS, PC) Android Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Role-playing fans looking to spend their commute tackling one of gaming’s most fabled adventures have their chance today with the launch of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android. The $9.99 app, available on Google Play Store, includes the original game as well as Beamdog’s later character, dialog, and quest additions, such as The Black Pits combat arena. Additional voice-over dialog, characters and their associated quests, and new character portraits are available as premium content.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition patch, BG2:EE screens released

Baldurs Gate 2 Shadows of Amn Extended Edition (PC) Oct Media Announcement 2 - Screenshot 1

Beamdog’s latest Baldur’s Gate re-release, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, is launching later this week, and to get gamers prepared, new media has been released. Alongside the new screenshots posted below, there are music samples, more comparison shots, and more screens available at the official site. Beamdog also announced that patch 1.2 for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has gone live and is now available for download. The patch is said to include “a new interface and the launch of multiplayer matching, along with improved stability for customers with Intel and AMD graphics chipsets.”

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New Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition screens, wallpaper, music

Baldurs Gate 2 Shadows of Amn Extended Edition (PC) Oct Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Beamdog has released a slew of new material for Overhaul Games’ next Baldur’s Gate updated re-release, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. In addition to the dozen screens posted, the media section of the official site now hosts new 10 wallpapers and three new music samples.

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Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition to set forth this November

Baldurs Gate 2 Shadows of Amn Extended Edition (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Overhaul Games is following up last year’s Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition with an updated re-release of its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Scheduled to launch on November 15 for Mac OS X and Windows PC, the new version will feature the original game (Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn), the official expansion (Throne of Bhaal), four new characters, The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay challenge arena, and updated graphics with remastered art and support for higher resolutions. The game can be pre-loaded now through the Beamdog client or shortly via a standalone installer.

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