LinkedIn profile of QA lead at EA’s flagship RPG studio says new portable title in the works; earlier reports point to Dragon Age II.
Earlier this year, Electronic Arts released a release schedule that appeared to reveal a handheld version of Dragon Age II. However, EA reps dismissed the report, saying that the listing was likely for an iPhone/iPad tie-in to the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 title.
Over the weekend, further evidence surfaced that the Dragon Age II developer is working on a full-fledged portable title. According to the LinkedIn profile of one of the Canadian developer’s QA leads, the company is currently hard at work on an “unannounced handheld game.”
No further details were given about the title, and EA reps did not respond to requests for comment. However, the LinkedIn profile reveals that it shares at least one of the same development team members as BioWare’s first handheld game, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Published by Sega in 2008–after EA bought BioWare–the DS game garnered only lukewarm reviews.
Unlike the first Dragon Age, which let players choose from several characters, Dragon Age II casts players as a human warrior named Hawke. His exploits are recounted by a dwarven storyteller named Varick, a fellow with a penchant for exaggeration. The game will see Hawke continue the fight against the Darkspawn, as well as assorted new foes, with a variety of companions.
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