Bioware have announced Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, the first expansion to its popular RPG Dragon Age: Origins. The expansion will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 16, 2010.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening occurs following the events of Dragon Age: Origins and puts players in the shoes of a Grey Warden Commander entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens. The expansion features a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, gives players the chance to respec their character, an increased level cap, new spells, abilities, specializations and items, plus five all-new party members and players can continue their adventures from Dragon Age: Origins, or begin with a brand new character.

"Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening shows BioWare's commitment to our fans by delivering new story-driven experiences which enrich the dark heroic fantasy universe our fans have come to know and love," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group, EA, and Co-Founder, BioWare. "The vibrant worldwide community of Dragon Age fans will relish uncovering the secret motivations of the darkspawn, revealing how the darkspawn continue to infest the world despite the defeat of the Archdemon."