BioWare Confirms Dragon Age: Origins Collector’s Edition, Pre-Order Goodies

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Many sites already picked up on the Dragon Age: Origins Collector’s Edition via a listing on GameStop that popped up last month, but BioWare is only getting around to making it official now. Even though this is old news for a lot of folks, this week’s unveil does come with a fancy new diagram outlining the CE loot. Seeing what the contents actually look like is a lot different than reading them in a list from a retailer page.

As pictured, the Dragon Age CE — which costs $75 on consoles and $65 on PC, by the way — includes a collectible steel case, a cloth map, a bonus DVD containing a making-of documentary, a concept art video, trailers, wallpapers, game hints and tips and a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack, and three exclusive DLC equipment pieces including a special staff, helmet and book. Buy an original retail copy of Dragon Age (standard or collector’s edition) and you’ll also get two more DLC bonuses: a special suit of Blood Dragon Armor for use in Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2, and The Stone Prisoner pack including a stone golem named Shale as a bonus character with hours of new quests and content fleshing out its back-story. For those who hold out and get the game used, The Stone Prisoner pack will be made available separately for $15. So clearly this is BioWare’s way of combating used game sales.

But wait, that’s not all. Even more bonus in-game items are also being offered to pre-order customers. Reserve the game on your platform of choice and you’ll unlock the Memory Band, a ring that adds a +1% experience modifier when equipped and grants the player 1 bonus skill point. By pre-ordering at GameStop you can also get the exclusive Feral Wolf Charm, an item boosting armor and health regen. Other retailers are offering various other exclusive in-game equipment too, so check around. Amazon, for instance, offers a pair of Lion’s Paw boots, while the EA online store offers a ring called the Band of Fire.

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