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creerias · a month ago
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Bloodhunt | Vampire: The Masquerade trailer from Twitch’s #SummerGameFest
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felassan · 10 months ago
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PINNED POST
PIN: Current upcoming BioWare game-stuff calendar
July 31st: Free Mass Effect Bonus Content download on the MELE website expires, unless it’s expired already by then as download capacity was reached
August 4th: EA’s investor/conference call for Q1 ‘22. Sometimes snippets emerge from these
August 25th - 29th: Gamescom. Nothing hinted, confirmed or guaranteed but may be something worth keeping an eye on/tuning in to. A new DA4 trailer dropped at Gamescom 2020
September 22nd: Dragon Age: Dark Fortress Hardcover collecting all 3 issues releases [date from Dark Horse]
November 7th: N7 Day
December: The Game Awards. Nothing hinted, confirmed or guaranteed but may be something worth keeping an eye on/tuning in to. A new DA4 trailer dropped at TGA 2020
December 4th: Unofficial Dragon Age Day. New DA4 content dropped on Unofficial Dragon Age Day 2020
At the time of writing (June 11th) we can also expect further MELE patches to come out sometime.
(Sometimes release dates for books/comics etc vary from the dates given in the original news announcements and/or between retail outlets, so may be incorrect or subject to change over time. Dark Horse dates tend to be accurate, Amazon listing dates sometimes change.)
Post updated July 27th 2021.
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2020
October 3rd - Gamers For Groceries charity Twitch stream. This game dev variety show will include interviews and writer insights, and feature talent from BioWare including PW, John Epler, Sheryl Chee & Presley Hynes. Two DA-heavy panels are “Examining Blackwall, Sera and Iron Bull” and “Redesigning Dragon Age Audio Assets”
October 21st - Mass Effect: The Complete Comics collection releases [date from Dark Horse]
October 23rd - The next Twitch stream in a series from Summerfall, with Liam Esler playing through DAO while David Gaider gives interesting dev commentary. 5pm PST
November 2nd - N7 Week 2020 begins. The BioWare Gear Store N7 Week discount promo begins. The N7 Week 2020 Tee and N7 Car Emblem become available in the store
November 3rd - The N7 Backpack becomes available in the store
November 4th - The Mass Effect Magnet Set becomes available in the store
November 5th - The Paragon Renegade Mashup Hoodie becomes available in the store
November 6th - The UNC N7 Watch becomes available in the store
November 6th - The next Twitch stream in a series from Summerfall, with Liam Esler playing through DAO while David Gaider gives interesting dev commentary. 5pm PST
November 7th - N7 Day 2020. The BioWare Gear store N7 Week discount promo ends. N7 Week 2020 ends
November 7th, 8am PST - Rumored BioWare Blog update with Mass Effect news (remaster?)
November 7th, 11am PST - Special N7 Day panel, ft. Jennifer Hale (Shep), Mark Meer (Shep), Raphael Sbarge (Kaidan), Ali Hillis (Liara), Courtenay Taylor (Jack), Steve Blum (Grunt), Kimberly Brooks (Ash), AWR (Traynor), William Salyers (Mordin), D. C. Douglas (Legion), plus devs PW and Karin Weekes
November 7th, 1pm PST - Episode 1 of the BioWare Base online, featuring developer interviews
November 7th, 2pm PST - Special N7 Day tabletop RPG game “Omniblades in the Dark”, ft. Austin Walker and special cast of players
November 11th - BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development book releases [date from Dark Horse]
November 12th - Last day to enter the store’s N7 Week merch giveaway
November 17th - Dragon Age: The Last Court game deactivates in the Keep
November 20th - The next Twitch stream in a series from Summerfall, with Liam Esler playing through DAO while David Gaider gives interesting dev commentary. 5pm PST
December 4th - Unofficial Dragon Age Day 2020. The BioWare Gear Store are doing a flash sale and a giveaway, along with stocking some new DA products
December 4th - BioWare are/were supposed to be doing a Twitch stream as it’s DA Day. It was originally going to be at 9am EST or earlier, but it was postponed. At the time of writing it doesn’t sound like they’ve decided on a new time/date yet. It sounded like tuning into it would be a good idea
December 4th - The next Twitch stream in a series from Summerfall, with Liam Esler playing through DAO while David Gaider gives interesting dev commentary. 5pm PST
December 10th - Tune into The Game Awards for a special look at the next Dragon Age. Show starts at 4pm PST. Pre-show starts at 3.30pm December 18th - The next Twitch stream in a series from Summerfall, with Liam Esler playing through DAO while David Gaider gives interesting dev commentary. 5pm PST. This one is their final end-of-year stream before they take a break for the holidays. Stream cancelled due to tech issues
December 31st - Flash Player browser support ‘dies’ and Dragon Age: Journeys may no longer be playable as before (though as you can see from the link if you download the Newgrounds Player you should be able to keep playing it indefinitely)
2021
January 15th - The BioWare Gear Store’s last Holiday sale ends
January 17th - Episode 2 of Mass Effect: C-SEC, a 4-episode TTRPG show (D&D 5E, ME homebrew) from Roll4It. Mark Meer is part of the cast. 6pm GMT
January 24th - Episode 3 of Mass Effect: C-SEC, a 4-episode TTRPG show (D&D 5E, ME homebrew) from Roll4It. Mark Meer is part of the cast. 6pm GMT
January 31st - Episode 4 of Mass Effect: C-SEC, a 4-episode TTRPG show (D&D 5E, ME homebrew) from Roll4It. Mark Meer is part of the cast. 6pm GMT
January end - The Twitch stream series from Summerfall, where Liam Esler plays through DAO while he and David Gaider give interesting dev commentary, returns after their holiday break. Update: No word recently on this front
February 1st - TheGamer.com’s ‘Mass Effect week’ began and will run til Feb 5th. This week is devoted to articles, news, dev and actor interviews, stories and other behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen info and material, as a celebration of the upcoming remaster
February 1st - Matthew Goldman began ‘12 Days of Dragon Age’ on his Twitter, in celebration of being on DA for 12 years. He’s posting interesting things from the vault for this period. Update: These images were posted for Day 12
February 2nd - EA earnings/investor conference call, as their quarterly report should be out. Sometimes snippets emerge from these. Update: Some snippets emerged
February 5th - TheGamer.com’s ‘Mass Effect week’ ends
February - Matthew Goldman’s ‘12 Days of Dragon Age’ ends
February 2nd - GameInformer’s ‘Mass Effect month’ began. They have exclusive content to reveal including exclusive interviews, and a whole month of additional celebratory content due to the upcoming remaster
February 23rd - The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition book releases
February 28th-ish - GameInformer’s ‘Mass Effect month’ ends
March 4th - Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels TBP collection releases
Mid March-ish - Dark Fortress #1 (see below) preview may be available. These normally come out a couple weeks before release at the earliest. Update: Out now (spoiler warning for link)
March 31st - Issue 1 of Dragon Age: The Dark Fortress releases. This miniseries will have 3 issues and feature Fenris, Autumn the Mabari, Vaea, Ser Aaron, Francesca, Tessa and Marius. This series will continue and conclude the larger overarching story that has been ongoing in recent comics [date from Dark Horse]
April 13th-ish - The MELE official website will update with another post like this one providing information about the game and the changes it contains (a look at the remastering process with a strong focus on the visual changes across the trilogy). This post is said to be the 2nd of two [the timeframe given was “next week”, said on April 6th]
Mid April-ish - Dark Fortress #2 preview available? These normally come out a couple weeks before release at the earliest
April 18th - Episode 2 of Mass Effect: MERCS, a 4-episode TTRPG show (D&D 5E, ME homebrew) from Roll4It. Mark Meer is part of the cast. 6pm BST
April 25th - Episode 3 of Mass Effect: MERCS, a 4-episode TTRPG show (D&D 5E, ME homebrew) from Roll4It. Mark Meer is part of the cast. 6pm BST
April 28th - Issue 2 of Dragon Age: Dark Fortress releases [date from Dark Horse]
May 2nd - Episode 4 of Mass Effect: MERCS, a 4-episode TTRPG show (D&D 5E, ME homebrew) from Roll4It. Mark Meer is part of the cast. 6pm BST
May 5th - Lead DA Producer Scylla Costa is hosting a talk session titled “Challenges of Dragon Age production during the pandemic” (two) as part of Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival. Limited capacity, requires registering to attend, free to do. Streaming online at 6pm UTC-3
May 12th - MELE pre-load on Origin and the EA app will be available from 6pm EEST
May 14th - Mass Effect: Legendary Edition releases (trailer, trailer 2)
May 15th - JHale is holding a live MET cast and crew reunion in honor of MELE, ft. MET and MELE devs, and VAs. It will be streamed on JHale’s YouTube channel: watch link. Noon - 1.30pm PDT
May 11th - Jason Schreier’s new book Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry releases. BioWare are mentioned in it according the Google Books preview (there were insights into DAI’s development in his prior book)
Mid May-ish - Dark Fortress #3 preview available? These normally come out a couple weeks before release at the earliest. Note: No preview emerged for #2, so it may be the same for #3
May 22nd - Gamers for Groceries 2 [schedule]. Some DA writers and editors are taking part again in this game dev variety Twitch/charity stream. GFG 1 contained lots of DA & ME insights/trivia etc. 1pm MST - ~7pm MST
May 24th - DA Narrative Director John Epler’s chat with the Zero to Play podcast, on how stories are told in games and what it’s like to work on DA, comes out
May 26th - Issue 3 of Dragon Age: Dark Fortress releases [date from Dark Horse]
June - According to a Community Manager on Polish EA Answers HQ, a new patch for MELE is due to be released soon, which will include various updates such as localization fixes. The stated time period was “early June”
July 22nd - EA Play Live. Pre-show starts at 10am PT / 1pm ET, main show follows. Nothing hinted, confirmed or guaranteed but may be something worth keeping an eye on/tuning in to. A new DA4 teaser dropped at EA Play Live 2020. Update: BioWare have confirmed that they will not be at EA Play. [elsewhere, E3 2021: Game On is scheduled for June 12 - 15th and Summer Game Fest began June 10th. EA is a partner in SGF]
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