Well blow me down! BioWare are releasing a DLC-bundling Game of the Year Edition of one of their RPGs! It’s been a while since the last – long years of me grumbling about EA’s add-on pricing and decision to stop making easy ways to buy the whole thing.
The GotY Edition of Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site] is coming soon too, on October 6th. It’ll include the base game along with all its story DLC, its gubbins DLC, and the gubbins from its Deluxe Edition. EA haven’t stated a price, but I bet it’s cheaper than the – strewth! – £102.46 it currently costs individually.
As the announcement explains, the GotY Edition gets you Inqusition, its three story add-ons Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser, and the weapons and mounts and armour and cosmetic bits of its Spoils of the Avvar, Spoils of the Qunari, and Deluxe Edition DLCs.
Inquisition’s DLC has been largely lacklustre, I’ve heard, but coming to the game late (when it came out, I was deep into… another game? I forget) I’ll probably still want to get the whole shebang. Well, unless EA also reduce the price of the base game enough that paying a load of so-so DLC seems silly.
BioWare say the GotY will cost $59.99 in the US but aren’t giving out pricing for other regions yet. If they go by their usual conversion rates, that’d be £49.99 over here. No, they will not sell a GotY upgrade for folks who bought it before.
Now if they could finally do this for Mass Effect 3, I’d be very happy to rebuy it and get all those DLC packs on the cheap.