First Full Dragon Age Expansion Awakens in March, Return to Ostagar DLC Delayed

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If you own Dragon Age: Origins on PC or Xbox 360 you were likely looking forward to the Return to Ostagar content pack, which was supposed to be released today on those platforms. But according to a post on the BioWare message board the DLC has been delayed for all platforms, with no word given as to the cause of the delay or when the new launch date will be.

So yeah, that’s a bummer for many of you I’m sure. But there is some other Dragon Age news today that is a bit cheerier — EA and BioWare have announced the first full expansion to their “spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate!”

Dubbed Awakening, the expansion pack will be released at retail on March 16th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and will include an all-new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine and tell a story, estimated to last in the 15 hour range, that will reveal even more secrets behind the darkspawn. Awakening will also increase the level cap, add the option to re-spec character attributes for players who like to experiment with different skill tree combinations, introduce five new party members to recruit, and pack in the usual assortment of new skills, items and creatures common to all expansion packs.

Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening will launch as a full retail release on March 16, 2010 and is available for pre-order now at GameStop at a cost of $39.99 on consoles and $29.99 on PC. The expansion will also be available as a digital download. Click over to the expansion website for more details and the first screenshots.

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