updated 03:25 pm EST, Mon December 14, 2009
RPG aspires to earlier BioWare titles
TransGaming will soon release a Mac port of Dragon Age: Origins, the company has announced. Originally developed by BioWare for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, players control one of several characters warring against a Darkspawn assault on the kingdom of Ferelden. The title attempts to recapture the feeling of earlier BioWare role-playing games, such as Baldur's Gate, with an emphasis on detailed combat, party management and a core quest that should last more than 50 hours.
Plot points and story outcomes are dependent on actions and conversations, which do not necessarily judge the player morally. Like the PC edition, all Mac versions of Dragon Age will include two pieces of downloadable content: the Blood Dragon armor set, and an optional sidequest called The Stone Prisoner. A more expensive "Digital Deluxe" version will add several extras, including bonus items, a soundtrack, the Warden's Keep quest and several desktop wallpapers.
The Mac port is due to launch on December 21st. It can currently be pre-ordered online, but only from digital distributors GameTree and Direct2Drive.