It's time for a little DLC roundup. I know you're excited; after all, because what could be better than throwing our hard earned cash at EA long after we've bought a supposedly-complete game experience? The inevitable deluge of crappy aftermarket DLC content has officially begun for Dragon Age II and is now available on XBLA... and Valve have also outed plans to deploy major new DLC for Portal 2 this summer. Full details below.
First things first. Three new "character packs" are now available for Dragon Age 2, with each class-themed outing offering a selection of items and armours that can be equipped by Hawke or his allies. The Mage, Rogue and Warrior packs can be bought on Xbox Live Arcade (with the PSN versions delayed for obvious reasons) for the bargain price of 240 Microsoft Points each or 400 for the lot. [BigDownload]
I think I speak for all of us when I say that cash-grabbing DLC is ultimately what we want from BioWare right now (as opposed to sweeping story arcs and relateable characters), and that we will be buying into these new releases in monumental, staggering numbers.
But before you despair, Valve have revealed that new DLC is headed to Portal 2 this summer, and that an announcement will take place within the next couple of weeks.
We will be announcing some DLC for [Portal 2], so folks can keep a look out for more content coming this summer. We'll be putting more details out about that in a week or so. We'll support that with more videos or more comics. - Valve#s Doug Lombardi to Fast Company
Despite my earlier facetiousness, we are genuinely excited about this. We'll bring you more as we hear it.