Bioware have released details of some of the locations you can expect to see in their eagerly awaited sequel, Dragon Age II
. Recently revealed is a place called Hightown
and Bioware describe it as:
Everyone who is anyone in Kirkwall lives in Hightown, and they give little thought to what goes on in Lowtown other than to complain when the wind drags up the stench from its foundries or ancient mines. People in Hightown feel safe, not because the city's walls are impregnable, but because an invader would need to scale the stairs from Lowtown in order to reach them. Many bloody battles have been fought on those narrow stairs, and in several wars Hightown has held out for months after Lowtown was taken. The wealthy often forget, however, that those stairs are also their only escape.
Bioware are also giving us the chance to take a sneak-peak at a few of the World's other locations. The city of Lowtown
, is described as a vast maze of shantytowns and labyrinthine corridors. Kirkwall
, stands on the sheer cliff of black stone that the city is made from and The Gallows
are a ghastly memento of Kirkwall's history.
Bioware are promising a release date of March 8th in North America (11th March in Europe), and if you pre-order before January 11th
you'll receive the BioWare Signature Edition for no additional cost. This boasts an estimated $20 worth of bonus downloadable content.