Mass Effect 2: Free with Dragon Age II

BioWare want to say thank you, with a couple of treats for loyal fans. Those of you who’ve snapped up a copy of Dragon Age II will now be rewarded, and bookworms should get their reading glasses ready – the fourth Mass Effect novel is on its way.

Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II

It took less than two weeks for Dragon Age II to break the 1 million mark – noticeably faster than the original game! To thank gamers for their support, and for contributing to the game’s early success, BioWare would like to present you all with a copy of Mass Effect 2 on PC.

No, seriously! A full, retail version of 2010’s Game of the Year is yours, just for picking up a copy of Dragon Age II before April 30th. (That means that if you don’t have your game yet, there’s still time to pick one up!) The offer extends to all consoles, but the Mass Effect 2 download is just for PC.

As always, we sincerely appreciate your support and passion as we remain focused on delivering quality interactive experiences now and in the future. Look for more exciting things coming from Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: The Old Republic in the future, including our recent launch of Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC.

To take part in what they’re calling the “Sequel Celebration”, simply activate the Online Pass content that came with your copy of Dragon Age II (that is, The Black Emporium). Start the game, and log in with your EA account (or create a new one).

Then, fire up your web browser, head to [surl][/surl] and log in with your EA Account, enter the Online Pass code and voila! Mass Effect 2 download code is yours. (The powers-that-be recommend waiting 72 hours between activating your Online Pass and submitting it to the website.)

…following that, it’s a simple matter of opening the EA Download Manager and entering your code, and the adventures of Commander Shepard are yours.

Mass Effect: Deception

Mass Effect: Deception

If you’re up for some more adventures in the Mass Effect-verse, BioWare have come to your rescue here, too. The fourth Mass Effect novel has just been announced, with Deception due out by the end of the year.

This is the first novel in the series not to be written by sci-fi stalwart Drew Karpyshyn (who was also lead writer on the first book). He’s made the great leap to write for The Old Republic now instead, but it’s okay – another science-fiction games-writing hero has filled his shoes.

Enter: William C. Dietz. He’s adapted Halo, Hitman and Resistance into page-turners, and his most recent work is the fabulous StarCraft II: Heaven’s Devils for Blizzard. The franchise is in good hands.

Mass Effect: Deception continues the story of Gillian Grayson, who we first met in the second book, Ascension. She was once the subject of “horrifying scientific experiments”, but has since been rescued.

When she falls under the sway of a radical group who believe their powers make them superior to ordinary humans, she finds herself faced with a choice between her destiny … and her humanity.

The book is due out in the North American autumn, alongside Mass Effect 3.

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