While this news comes a little too late for me, I’m sure other Mac users will be excited enough for all of us. BioWare and TransGaming announced that on December 21st they plan on releasing Dragon Age: Origins
for digital download on Mac computers. Like the PC gamers who downloaded their copy of Dragon Age: Origins
, Mac users will be able to choose between the Standard or Digital Deluxe version.
The Digital Deluxe version comes with wallpapers, bonus items, soundtrack, and the Warden’s Keep DLC. The Standard version will, of course, come with The Stone Prisoner and Blood Dragon Armor DLC.
I remember when Counter Strike
was my main qualm for switching from the PC to the Mac. Fortunately, I don’t have to feel too alone anymore as the collection of games available to Mac users is slowly but surely increasing.
BIOWARE AND TRANSGAMING ANNOUNCE MAC EDITION OF DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS
Edmonton and Toronto, Canada – December 14, 2009 – BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), and TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) today announced plans to release Dragon Age™: Origins for the Mac® on December 21. The critically acclaimed, dark fantasy epic will be available to Mac Players as a digital download where they can choose between the Standard or Digital Deluxe version.
The Digital Deluxe version will feature additional content including: a collection of wallpapers, in-game bonus items, the game’s soundtrack and the Warden’s Keep additional content. Warden’s Keep provides players with a new dungeon-exploring adventure, new loot including a set of ancient Grey Warden armor, a chance to gain two of six mysterious new abilities, a new base complete with merchants and a party chest to store their hard-earned items. The Standard and Digital Deluxe versions are available now for pre-order through many popular online digital retailers.
“We are very excited to bring this award-winning title to the Mac community” commented Vikas Gupta, President and CEO of TransGaming. "Our Cider technology allows us to rapidly enable and deploy high quality titles like Dragon Age, and we are pleased to be delivering this exceptional caliber of gaming to the ever growing Mac gaming community."
Each version of Dragon Age: Origins for the Mac will also include The Stone Prisoner and the Blood Dragon Armor. The Stone Prisoner gives players access to new environments, items, hours of additional gameplay and the mighty stone golem, Shale, who can become one of the most powerful party members in the game. In addition, players will receive the Blood Dragon Armor, a set of themed armor that gives players additional protection in combat and will be available for use in both Dragon Age: Origins on the Mac and in Mass Effect™ 2 on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC.
In Dragon Age: Origins, players take on the role of a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians. Now, as an evil blight threatens to destroy all life, it is up to players to unite the shattered lands and slay the corrupted dragon known as the Archdemon. To restore peace, players must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice their friends and loved ones for the greater good of mankind. Whether you're a new or veteran gamer, Dragon Age: Origins reinvents the fantasy experience, combining a great story with raw emotion and brutal action.
Dragon Age: Origins is now available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 console and will be available on December 21 on The Mac at popular online digital retailers.