Dragon Age DLC: Leliana’s Song

Thanks to our new site layout and the much improved Video Game News from Around the Net (which we fondly call VG-NAN), I found out about new downloadable content from the marvelous BioWare for Dragon Age: Origins.  This new DLC will become available July 6th, and will focus on the backstory of one of the main characters from DA:O – Leliana the Bard / Assassin / Chantry Sister / Spy / Female-Lover.

Initially, I assumed the video was focusing on how, at one point in DA:O, Leliana decides to sing an Orlesian song.  Or maybe it’s not Orlesian, maybe it’s just…weird.  And creepy.  Anywhos, everyone in the camp proceeds to feel incredibly uncomfortable, as demonstrated when the camera focuses on them and they look over at Leliana with squirms of awkwardness.

However, as you can see, this video is actually a preview of the new DLC for one of the most annoying characters (Hey Wadoobie, you including Leliana on your list?!) in all of DA:O.  And I have some comments –

  1. That woman doesn’t really look like Leliana.  Leliana looks like Avaline, remember?!
  2. Was that supposed to be Marjolaine?  She’s…she’s rather forward, isn’t she.
  3. And was the supposed Marjolaine hitting on Leliana?!  Well, I suppose they did have a ‘special’ relationship
  4. Is this content for Leliana really going to cost me $7?!  Do I care that much about Leliana?
  5. This will be the first Dragon Age with full voice over.  That’s right, you will choose what Leliana should say…and Leliana will say it.  Out loud.  In her annoying Orlesian accent.  So basically, this new feature is like Mass Effect in that respect – minus the sexy Jennifer Hale voicing the character (erm, that’s if you’re a female Commander Shepard)
  6. And, the most important question of all – Will there be romance?!  WILL THERE BE TENTING?!

THIS is the Leliana we know. Err, except for the dress.

We’ll probably have to wait and see about that last one.  But the way Marjolaine is making flirtatious eye contact with Leliana, it seems likely that we may be treated to a brand new tenting scene!  Plus, as hinted at in DA:O, Leliana had a rather wild past.

To be honest, despite not being too impressed by Leliana, I’m actually kind of excited about this DLC.  It looks like it will be a fun, fast-paced adventure.

Especially if there’s tenting.


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