Many think that the dangers lurking in Ferelden for those Grey Wardens that like to explore and roam the land are just wild beasts and the feared Darkspawn. Not so.
IGN has dropped the latest trailer for Dragon Age Origins that profiles an absolutely VILE creature called the Broodmother. From IGN:
Today, we bring you the first details of the Broodmother, a nightmarish creature spoken of in hushed, terrified whispers in the subterranean halls of the Dwarves. Continually battling with the underground dwelling Darkspawn, the dwarves have sacrificed much of their empire to the hordes of beasts. Every now and then, knowing that the source of Darkspawn corruption lies outside the doors of the Dwarves, parties of Grey Wardens venture deep into ancient abandoned Dwarven tunnels, trying to crush their enemy on their own territory. The few that were lucky to return to safety seemed mentally broken by the experience, feverishly mentioning tales about a disturbing beast known only as a Broodmother. What the Broodmother is, and what it is doing underground is a complete mystery. However, one thing does stand out across all these stories –- its insatiable hunt and hunger for Grey Warden flesh.
This, for me, is one of the dark horse sleepers for 2009 Game of the Year. BioWare doesn’t disappoint, and I personally feel that getting back to medieval fantasy is just what BioWare needs to get back on the ‘we-are-the-best-RPG-developer’ pedestal. I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time.