Dragon Age: Origins Save File Imports 'The World' into Dragon Age 2

BOOM widget 137595 Although Dragon Age 2 tells the story of a new character named "Hawke," players will still be able to import save files from the Dragon Age: Origins, impacting the world around the new hero.

In an interview with NowGamer, Dragon Age 2 lead designer Mike Laidlaw revealed that save file importing in the upcoming sequel will change "the world" to reflect how you left it in Origins. "Who's in charge of Ferelden, what happened with the Dwarves, who's running Orzammar?" Laidlaw said. "All of these things are reflected and accounted for in Dragon Age 2."

Importing saves from the original Mass Effect into its critically acclaimed sequel not only helped shape the character of Commander Shepard; decisions made by players in the original crafted a unique experience in Mass Effect 2. Because Dragon Age 2 is taking a different approach in terms of its characters and story--namely not continuing the journey started by customizable Dragon Age: Origins characters--how the game would utilize data from the original title was unknown.

Dragon Age 2 launches on March 8 in North America and March 11 in Europe for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.