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Dragon Age: Witch Hunt – first look at the last expansion

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Witch Hunt marks the beginning of the end for Dragon Age: Origins. The downloadable adventure will be the last DLC BioWare releases for the original Dragon Age and finds you in pursuit of one of our favorite party members, the saucy, shapeshifter Morrigan.

Witch Hunt picks up about one year after the conclusion of Dragon Age: Origins. You can start a new main character for this quest, but in doing so, you’ll miss out on the opportunity to continue your relationship with Morrigan where it left off. Your search for Morrigan begins at Flemeth’s hut, where you discover a Dalish Grey Warden on the hunt for the mysterious shapeshifter and a mythical artifact she’s stolen.

During your quest, your loyal Mabari war hound will rejoin you. Ariane, a Dalish elf warrior and Finn, a human mage who finds himself leaving the Circle of Magi for his first real adventure, will also help as you search for the illusive Morrigan. Dragon Age: Origins’ snappy dialogue is back in full force. Fans of the saucy back-and-forth between Morrigan and Allistair in the original, can expect to witness some similarly sharp verbal barbs exchanged between the all-too-serious Ariane and the never ending snark from Finn.


Above: It was great to see our dog again! Time to charge and stun enemies with his badass bark


Above: Morrigan (aka the best party member in Dragon Age: Origins)


Above: Dragon Age: Origins' persisten gore engine still bathes party members in buckets of blood


Above: Finn (far right) has left the Circle of Magi for his first proper adventure. His snarky one-liners remind us a bit of Allistair

Since this DLC adventure will only last about 2 hours, we don’t want to spoil anything for Dragon Age fans by giving away too many details. But we will say that the ending in this final chapter will vary greatly depending on how your relationship with Morrigan at the end of Dragon Age: Origins. You’ll also get lots of suggested hints about how some characters from the original game might impact the main plot in Dragon Age II.

Witch Hunt is scheduled to release on September 7th for the 360, PS3, and PC. If you’re a fan of Morrigan, we highly suggest that you consider downloading this final chapter. In the meantime, you can check out the teaser for Witch Hunt below.

 

Above: A teaser for Witch Hunt, the final DLC for Dragon Age: Origins

Sep 5, 2010



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23 comments

  • Gurkog - October 2, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    For some reason I always named the dog, Ruff...but since it took me 4 days of blood, sweat, and tears to successfully download the free content that came with the game I lost any desire to try for the paid DLC.
  • phil87 - October 1, 2010 3:41 p.m.

    i named mine fereldon total lack of any imagination...
  • Brutalicus - September 7, 2010 8:38 p.m.

    After the Penny Arcade comic I couldn't not name him Barkspawn.
  • Samael - September 7, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    Barkspawn. Yeah, I stole it from the Penny Arcade comic. Still awesome though. Also, let me correct a small error in this otherwise fine preview. -> STEN (aka the best party member in Dragon Age: Origins). That's better. Morrigan disapproves -10 Sten approves +2
  • Amnesiac - September 6, 2010 5:27 a.m.

    I named my dog Hank. Seriously.
  • draemonix - September 6, 2010 5:21 a.m.

    I named my dog Cujo
  • JohnnyMaverik - September 6, 2010 3:16 a.m.

    spoil** -_-
  • JohnnyMaverik - September 6, 2010 3:15 a.m.

    @ Tyler I named it "Wrex"... not sure why, seemed like a good idea at the time. Also, what if you've finished the game and now you're character is otherwise indisposed if you get what I mean (don't want to soil it for anybody who hasn't yet)?
  • Dredgon - September 6, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    @T-Nag: I named my dog Ollie after my Springer Spaniel! Anyways, I am really looking forward to this, I loved Morrigan, her and Ollie made up half my party in my Mage playthrough where I romanced her, me and Shale the other half, and I can't wait to see my child (of course I did the ritual) and be reunited with my love and my dog! I am so pysched that this comes out the same day as Lair of the Shadow Broker, two great DLCs for two great games to continue romances in! 2 more days!!!!!
  • JohnnyAppleSperm - September 6, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    I don't remember what I named him the first time, but I used Barkspawn everytime after that. Thank you, Penny Arcade.
  • tokengirlstfu - September 6, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    Major as in Major Pain in the ass, amirite? and Egon
  • flustercuck - September 5, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    He is a big sweetie isn't he? Isn't he!
  • flustercuck - September 5, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    I named my dog Vlad after my dog Vlad who is also the dog I use for my profile pic <===
  • gogo65uk - September 5, 2010 9:31 p.m.

    I named my dog "Gibbs" After the main dude from my fave TV show. Love DaO by the way.
  • EDfromRED - September 5, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    I named mine Buddy, after my sis' pooch. Can't wait to play the final DA:O chapter, I was afraid Morrigans fate was going to remain unknown
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - September 5, 2010 8:57 p.m.

    @Tigerclaws Nice!
  • Tygerclaws - September 5, 2010 8:54 p.m.

    @T-Nag I named him Alexander in my first file with my Elf Mage, Delphinus in my file with my Human Noble Rogue, and Rockbiter with my Dwarf Warrior.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - September 5, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    I'm kind of curious... what did everyone name their dog? I just left mine with the generic 'Dog' name...
  • FlagrantPilgrim - September 5, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    Seeing as I already have all of the dlc, might as well buy this one just for consistency. And I was rather fond of morrigan.
  • Hydrohs - September 5, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    GAH. I still haven't got any of the DLC. It would help if it was offered on Steam. I also haven't picked up Awakening yet, something else that needs doing. But this chapter does look very interesting, I was a little upset when Morrigan left at the end of Origins.

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