What if your character hadn't survived the Joining at the beginning of Dragon Age: Origins? That's the question explored in the Darkspawn Chronicles, a standalone adventure in which you lead the Darkspawn to victory.
Clearing up the confusion over yesterday's Xbox Live news update, BioWare has put up a web page dedicated to Dragon Age: Origins Darkspawn Chronicles, a $5 dose of standalone alternate history. In it your character dies at the beginning of the game, the Grey Wardens march under your companion Alistair's command, and you control the forces of the Darkspawn, commanding genlocks, hurlocks, shrieks, and ogres against the forces of good.
Quite an interesting twist to put on the story, isn't it? More games should give you a chance to walk a mile in the enemy's shoes, should they wear them.
Dragon Age: Origins Darkspawn Chronicles is due out this month for the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360, with the 360 version already dated for May 18, according to Microsoft.
Dragon Age: Origins Addon Page [Official Site]