If all BioWare’s first expansion to Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, did was give players a chance to explore Amarthanthine and finally unravel the mystery behind the Darkspawn, that would be enough for us. As our 2009 PC Game of the Year, Dragon Age’s expansions and sequels need no further justification than simply allowing us to do more of what we loved so much the first time around psp games.
Fortunately, that’s not enough for BioWare. The team behind the game are releasing an expansion that includes new options to customize our characters, loads of new abilities and items, and an increased level cap. The expansion will also offer up five new party members for the player to use as they delve deeper into BioWare’s ambitious roleplaying game.
Today we’re taking a look at the first of these new members, Anders. We’ve got a new video showing him off and a brief description of who he is.
Many mages chafe under the Chantry’s control, and Anders is no exception. Although most mages are brought into the Circle at a young age, Anders was an adolescent by the time the templars found him: he had an understanding of the outside world and knew full well what he was missing. To him, the walls of the Circle Tower were nothing more than a prison. A born troublemaker, Anders repeatedly broke out of the tower, displaying great ingenuity. But for all his resourcefulness and talent, he could never quite elude the templars. It’s a lucky thing that Anders despises blood mages as much as the Chantry does, else he might have been executed as a suspected maleficarum long ago. In truth, all he wants is freedom–well, freedom, a good meal, and a pretty girl on his arm. That’s not too much to ask, is it?