dao-awakeningThe winner of the GOTY awards here in the Unigamesity, Dragon Age: Origins, will receive from BioWare a new year’s gift in the form of a really cool expansion. Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening by its full name will be released in March 2010 and we have a few details about it, as well as some new screenshots for you to admire.

Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn – and their true motivations! Players will face a range of horrific and terrifying creatures including an evolved, intelligent breed of darkspawn and other menacing creatures such as the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon. Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening provides exciting new ways for players to customize their heroes and party, including the ability to re-spec their character attributes, allowing even greater customization and replayability. Featuring an increased level cap, new spells, abilities, specializations and items, plus five all-new party members, players can continue their adventures from Dragon Age: Origins, or begin with a brand new character.

The events occur after the ones in the original DA:O, putting the players in the shoes of a Grey Warden Commander entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens. Which should be enough of a challenge for you, right?

And while you create our tactics in your mind, check out a few brand new Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening screenshots: