After just this week we heard news that the first DLC offering for Dragon Age 2 would be announced by BioWare at the San Diego Comic-Con next month, it seems that details on the content and its achievements have already made their way online. If the leaked information is to be believed, then the first DLC will be titled ‘Legacy,’ and will be taking place in a new structure located in one of Dragon Age 2‘s mysterious environments. Minor story spoilers are ahead, so stop reading now if you want to avoid them.
It’s still difficult to derive much from the achievements posted for the ‘Legacy’ DLC on Xbox360Achievements.org, but for those hoping to avoid any and all spoilers concerning this or any other DLC offering, suffice to say that these early signs don’t indicate a massive expansion or changes to gameplay structure.
It’s strange to see not just the title but all the DLC’s achievements and descriptions find their way out online, considering the developer had apparently not intended to show anything prior to BioWare’s Comic-Con appearance.
So whether these leaked details are the result of some masterful detective work or a slip-up on the company’s part, we’re happy to bring you all we know about the new package.
Read on for the details:
Conductor: Defeat an ancient evil in the Vimmark Mountains. (30)
Deep Roads Safari: Kill a genlock, genlock alpha, hurlock alpha, bronto, and deepstalker in the Vimmark Mountains. (15)
Family Legacy: Apply three effects to Hawke’s Key. (30)
Family Outing: Complete the main quest in the Vimmark Mountains with Bethany or Carver in the party. (15)
Tower Sweeper: Complete every side quest in the Vimmark Mountains prison tower. (30)
Five achievements have been revealed worth 120 points total, so there is still the possibility of more DLC to come.
There’s no doubt that for those of you hoping for a large expansion that would deal with all the fan complaints about the game, the presence of an achievement rewarding you for killing five different enemy types isn’t a fantastic sign. But to be fair, a new environment for the Vimmark Mountains and the ability to play alongside your sibling once again is a step in the right direction.
Exactly what the Hawkes will be doing as a family is up for discussion, and how it could be connected to the “ancient evil” lurking in the mountains themselves. What do you think of the achievements? Are these a sign of good things to come for you where character development is concerned, or were you hoping for more significant changes?
We won’t know if these details are official until BioWare decides to comment, but we’ll keep you up to date. Until the developer opens up at Comic-Con next month, we’ll let our imaginations run wild on just what Dragon Age 2‘s Legacy DLC could entail.
Dragon Age 2 is available now for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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