“Dragon Age” Comic Book Available Now

Comic based on hit game by EA, written by sci-fi great Orson Scott Card, available in North American stores and digital download!

EDMONTON, CANADA – [March 31, 2010] – BioWare™,
a division of Electronic
Arts Inc
. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and IDW Publishing today announced
the launch of Dragon Age™, the comic book series, based
on the critically acclaimed BioWare-developed video game Dragon Age: Origins.
Dragon Age, the comic book series is now available at comic book stores
throughout North America,
as well as in digital format for mobile devices such as Apple’s iPhone™ and iPod touch® through the
iTunes® App
Store®, and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Digital Comics system.
Written by award-winning science-fiction author Orson Scott Card (Ender’s
Game, Ultimate Iron Man
),
the issue ranked among the top 20 paid book apps for the iTunes App
Store within hours of its release. A preveiw of Dragon Age #1
is available here.

Dragon Age #1 will take readers to Thedas, a
world where war has ravaged the land and mages once ruled through their
mastery of dark arts and forbidden spells. Their lust for power nearly
destroyed all existence when they unleashed the darkspawn, an unholy
pestilence bent on the destruction of all life. Today, magic is
carefully controlled, and rogue mages are hunted and put down with
ruthless efficiency. These dangerous arts are taught only within the
confines of the prison-like Circle of Magi, and monitored by the
ever-vigilant Templars.
Against this grim backdrop, a new generation of Mages must become
masters, defy the Templars, and face a foe determined to bring about the
annihilation of the world.

The Dragon Age comic
book series also features other renowned writers and artists, including
writer Aaron Johnston (Ender’s Game: Mazer in Prison), breakout artist Mark
Robinson
 (Skrull
Kill Krew
), and renowned cover artist
Humberto Ramos.

Six issues are planned for the Dragon Age comic
book series.

Please visit idwpublishing.com
for more information about the Dragon Age comic book
series, unique “behind the scenes” content, news, blogs, and art. 

For
more information on Dragon
Age: Origins
the video game, please visit www.dragonage.com.

Dragon Age Comic

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About
BioWare

BioWare
develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused
on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover.
Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world’s most critically
acclaimed titles, including Baldur’s Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old
Republic
™, Jade
Empire
™ and Mass
Effect
™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal
(Quebec) and Austin (Texas). BioWare’s announced projects include the
dark heroic fantasy game
Dragon Age: Origins, as well as Mass Effect™ 2, the epic sequel to Mass
Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer online game, Star
Wars®: The Old Republic™. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic
Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more
information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com; to join the millions
of fans already registered on our community, go to http://social.bioware.com.

About
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), in Redwood City,
California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software
company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and
distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers,
wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products
under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. In
fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31
titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online
game site is www.ea.com. More
information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be
found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

BioWare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are trademarks
of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. EA, EA SPORTS, EA
Mobile and POGO are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.. iTunes, App
Store and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S.
and other countries.  iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. “PlayStation” and PSP are
registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc
. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.

About IDW Publishing

IDW
is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based
in San Diego, California.
Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles,
IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the
industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics
and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author,
James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics
imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a
partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics
and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was
launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and
was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the
company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

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Posted originally: 2010-03-31 13:46:35

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