Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin DLC Released, Trailer

As expected, BioWare's much-touted Mark of the Assassin add-on for Dragon Age II is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and should be up on their PC download page within the next couple of hours, too. Have at the launch trailer:

Before taking in the full press release heralding the $10 DLC's availability:

Starting today, fans of Dragon Ageâ„¢ II can embark on a gripping new adventure packed with intriguing characters, expansive environments and treacherous enemies in the Mark of the Assassin DLC pack for Dragon Age II. Available for download on Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network, PC and Mac® for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft® and BioWareâ„¢ Points, Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin introduces a new party member and playable character named Tallis, voiced and modeled after internet sensation, Felicia Day.

(I'm a huge fan of Dragon Age and working with BioWare on Mark of the Assassin has been a dream come true,) said Felicia Day. (The colorful characters and deep story-telling of Dragon Age is what BioWare does best and the way the team brought Tallis into the fiction felt very natural. I was extremely excited to use their amazing world as my creative playground in developing her character.)

(We instantly recognized Felicia's passion, expertise and inherent knowledge of the Dragon Age lore and knew it was something special,) said Mark Darrah, Executive Producer on Dragon Age. (Felicia is a really great fit for Tallis and incorporating such a passionate fan into our fiction was an opportunity we couldn't pass up.)

Surrounded by deception and intrigue, Hawke finds himself face-to-face with a cunning Rogue assassin named Tallis as she intervenes during a perilous ambush. In return for her aid in defeating a group of mercenaries, Tallis asks Hawke to help her steal a precious relic from an Orlesian Duke in his well-guarded estate outside of Kirkwall. In Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin, players will explore open, outdoor environments and dive deeper into the backstory of the Orlesian and Qunari races. Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin can be accessed from a safe house at any point in the Dragon Age II campaign.

In Dragon Age II, players step into the role of Hawke, a refugee who survives the destruction of his homeland to become the Champion of Kirkwall. Along the way, Hawke encounters many characters that undoubtedly shape his journey through his rise to power as their involvement in his story reveals his true allies or sworn enemies.

Today, the highly anticipated six-episode web series, Dragon Age: Redemption, will premiere on Machinima at www.youtube.com/Machinima. Felicia Day, creator of the popular web series (The Guild,) brought her team together to collaborate once more on Redemption, a series that Felicia wrote, produced and will be starring in. Felicia can be seen taking on the role of Tallis, an Elvin assassin, who will get one last chance at redemption as she sets off to capture a rogue Qunari Mage intent on wreaking havoc on the world.

For more information on Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin, please visit www.DragonAge.com, follow the game at www.twitter.com/dragonage and or on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/DragonAgeOrigins.