BioWare has released a new video for Dragon Age 2, showing two methods of approaching combat in the game.
The footage comes from the PC version of the game. In the trailer, Mike Laidlaw talks us through how players can approach combat in an action-RPG style (ie; real time) or think things through more tactically with a pause-and-play style. It’s also possible to mix up these styles, depending upon the situation.
In addition, the minimum and recommended PC specs for the game have been released. Something to note here is that Dragon Age 2 will require 7GB of hard drive space. This compares with 20GB for the first in the series, which did not have a voiced protagonist. Either BioWare has got a whole lot better at compressing data, or this will be a shorter game.
Combat trailer:

System specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Processor or equivalent
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 Triple core 2.8 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 2GB (4 GB Vista and Windows 7)
Video: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater
Video: NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater
DirectX 11: ATI 5850 or greater
DirectX 11: NVIDIA 460 or greater

OS: Windows XP 32-bit with SP3
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit with SP2
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7)
Video: Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256 MB cards
Disc Drive: DVD ROM drive required
Hard Drive: 7 GB
Sound: Direct X 9.0c Compatible Sound Card Windows Experience Index: 4.5

Paul Younger
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