'Dragon Age II' demo downloads provide in-game bonus
Wednesday 23 February 2011
The demo for
Dragon Age II contains not only a free extra weapon for use within the full game, but also a community challenge that will unlock two further items in the
Dragon Age II retail release, should the target of 1 million demo downloads be met by March 1.
The game, which follows on from 2009's successful fantasy action title Dragon Age: Origins, tells the tale of just one character this time around - the warrior refugee Hawke and his journey toward legendary status.
Finishing the demo unlocks a new weapon in the main game, which increases Hawke's health, magical power regeneration, and combat abilities.
If there are 1 million or more demo downloads on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 combined, two more in-game items will be released.
One is a book that increases the character's wealth each time it is referred to, while the other boosts experience points.
However, unlike previous community challenges in Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam, these tasks have expiry dates.
Electronic Arts, Dragon Age II's publisher, notes that the demo download challenge finishes on March 1 - prior to the game's March 8 retail release in North America (March 11 in European regions) - while the demo completion bonus runs up until May 31.
The demo is available on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network, and via Bioware's Dragon Age II website, http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/demo.
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