Mark your calendars, Grey Wardens. October 28th sets the start of a 24-hour quest for the best in the competition Dragon Age: Origins Wardens’ Quest
. Ten teams, each representing their respective country (best make me proud, America), will be set against the challenge of competing for the grand prize. There will also be a team representing the most loyal BioWare fans. The winning team will get $12,500 per member.
Each team will be comprised of four players, all of whom will meet in the Debating Chamber at Country Hall in London, England to discuss strategy and the like before they embark on their mission there. The area will be decked out for the competition: screens and leader boards galore. The BioWare staff is also prepared to keep you entertained, and they’ve even got some costumed actors to keep the merriment going.
After the hours I have already spent with this game, and the hours I am able to spend with any game (yay for youth) I could totally beat the pants off any other Grey Warden. I will definitely be keeping a track of the video updates on their site, as should you all
BIOWARE TO HOST INTERNATIONAL DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS COMPETITION CALLED DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS WARDENS’ QUEST
Dragon Age: Origins Wardens’ Quest will be a 24 Hour International Gaming Event in London featuring a $12,500 Grand Prize for each Winning Team Member
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA – October 26, 2009 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the Dragon Age: Origins Wardens’ Quest, a 24 hour gaming event for the upcoming dark, epic fantasy Dragon Age: Origins. To celebrate the launch of this award winning new game, BioWare is inviting gamers and press from North America and across Europe to put their skills and endurance to the test as they embark on a tense, epic journey of discovery. On October 28, at 10:00 AM GMT, ten teams of four players each will live, fight and explore the game as the drama unfolds in their 24 hour quest to claim the grand prize. Each winning team member will receive $12,500. Official rules can be found at http://www.wardensquest.com
“We’re extremely excited about the Dragon Age: Origins Wardens’ Quest – it’s going to be an awesome chance for gamers to band together to prove they’re the best at navigating the world of Dragon Age,” said Mark Darrah, Executive Producer, Dragon Age: Origins. “In the game, putting together a strong team is essential to success - In the same way the overall strength of the competing teams will decide who walks away with the money.”
There will be ten participating teams representing their countries: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and a specially selected team comprised of the most loyal BioWare fans from around the world. The competition will take place in the Debating Chamber at County Hall in London, England. This space will provide a grandiose setting for the competitors to play the game, discuss strategy and battle for the grand prize as teams are eliminated throughout the day. Around the chamber, screens will be used to display leader board stats and show highlights. BioWare staff and costumed actors will further enhance the environment, theatrics and dramatics of the day.
In Dragon Age: Origins, players take the role of a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians. Now, as a rising evil 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.
Dragon Age: Origins will be released on November 3rd in North America on the PlayStation®3, the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. The game will ship on November 6th in Europe on PC, the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and later in November on The PlayStation®3. Dragon Age: Origins is rated M by the ESRB and 18+ by PEGI.
For more information on Dragon Age: Origins, please visit www.dragonage.com.