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Per Eurogamer, EA just announced a brand new entry into the BioWare RPG series Dragon Age that's going to be released on mobile devices. It's called Heroes of Dragon Age, and it's going to be a "combat-focused free-to-play mobile-spinoff."

Details are few and far between at this time, with gameplay centralized around familiar characters from the Dragon Age world. Sure, it's easy to get worked up over the fact that we're getting a free to play game instead of some sort of port of a Dragon Age game... But, keep in mind, EA was surprisingly generous with the free to play model in Plants vs. Zombies 2 [Free] so it might not be that far out there to think that Heroes of Dragon Age might be similar.

Either way, stay tuned.

[via Eurogamer]

  • Ava1on

    What do you mean "not in the way you were expecting"? I think we all expected this.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Haha, fair enough.

  • Soarel

    Aww hell no!

  • Lyra

    More crap as far as I can see. Yay EA...

  • Amenbrother

    Great..........

  • Jaylewl

    Effing IAP!

  • oooooomonkey

    Free2play?! No No No No No

  • SmugPugD

    Figures!

  • Jesse7277

    Well lets all judge it without knowing a thing about it;)

    • the fish

      Welcome to the internet XD

    • Chuck Ankenbauer

      I'm pretty sure we can form a honest opinion based on EA mobiles record, and there desire to kill mobile gaming with their ridiculous IAP's... like buying gas and waiting for it... will we have to buy a sword and wait for a caravan to deliver it? ;)

      • visualplayer

        That could work out.

        "While you wait for the frustrated blacksmith to meet your high expectations, you decide to go flirt with a bartendress/bartender."

        I'm imagining whole minigames, with an IAP for the sheepskin.

      • Jesse7277

        You mean like what they just did with P vs Z 2?

      • Jesse7277

        I've been playing PvsZ 2 for hours nonstop. It was free. I haven't had to pay a dollar, wait for a timer or anything of that nature. So if we form our opinion off of EA's most recent release then things look good for this game IMO.

      • Nick

        Problem is that Popcap did head up the development of PvZ2, here I highly doubt Bioware is going to make this steaming pile their big project.

        This will be a crapped out husk of what Dragon Age is.

      • LeeDot

        People keep mentioning that you can play all the way through PVZ2 without paying a dime as proof that the game design didn't suffer as a result of the change over to PVP but that's just not true.

        I couldn't play through the original PVZ without paying a dime but it was a much better experience overall imo. There's a lot more grinding in PVZ2 for stars / keys, etc. once you get a few levels in where as in PVZ one you didn't really get into any grinding until you'd beaten the entire campaign.

        If I could pay $15 like I did for the original PC game and get that same experience it would be one thing but you can't. Even at that point you're left with a ton of plants that can't be unlock without paying $3-5 a piece and an inferior sense of progression through the game over all.

        TLDR: Just because you can play through the entire game without spending money on it doesn't mean it's better than the original.

      • Jesse7277

        No it doesn't buy you can easily spend $15 to forgo the grind.

      • LeeDot

        You clearly didn't read the entire post.

        "If I could pay $15 like I did for the original PC game and get that same experience it would be one thing but you can't. Even at that point you're left with a ton of plants that can't be unlock without paying $3-5 a piece and an inferior sense of progression through the game over all."

      • xx99

        I didn't have a big problem with the grinding because it was fun. It wasn't typical grinding where you do the exact same thing over and over again, instead you get to play new levels and new spins on old levels. I thought the level variety was better than, or a least on par with, the original PvZ.

  • hourglass

    They better not screw it up.

    • Morgan01

      It's EA. How can they not screw it up?

  • spawn12345

    Lol! EA are killing all the good pc gaming names when they bring it on the mobil..

    EA what are you doing?
    EA...
    Stahp!!

  • ste86uk

    Guessing it'll play something like Borderlands iOS

  • Poo

    Not sure why my comment was removed

  • Nick

    Yes, because the combat was the best part of Dragon Age. Who needed that pesky epic story.

  • ImJPaul

    I hope this has timers and pay walls. OMGGGGZZZZ!!! Finally. I never got the whole ARPG EPIC ASS DRAGON AGE FOR CONSOLES. This will work perfectly for N00bZ like me.........said no one. Ever.

  • Gabriel.Voyager

    STOP fremium crap!
    Please!

  • Crimzzen

    Extremely generous pvz2? Huh? IAP is not generous.

  • iValerio90

    EA.....AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHA ! freemium......AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !
    ..... no thanks.

  • mclifford82

    Didn't realize people were clamoring for Dragon Age on mobile. Sounds terrible.

  • Jake7905

    Popcap saved PvZ2 from EA's freemium money pit, they won't be there for this one.

  • araczynski

    "similar" or the exact opposite, just so that nobody gets any funny ideas about EA all of a sudden caring about gamers.

  • vane

    The gameplay is going to consist of monetization with some rpg elements!!