Epic Weapons and Bioware Develop 'Dragon Age' Sword Replicas

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Designed as a keepsake, the Collector Editions of each product will only be available in the limited run of 2,500 units. In addition to the Letter Openers, Epic Weapons will be adding additional products to the Dragon Age merchandise line over the course of the next three-years.

As fans of the Dragon Age game, we are excited to create replica items for the franchise

Epic Weapons and BioWare, a studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the two companies are coming together to manufacture authentic replica collections of in-game weaponry featured in Dragon Age: Origins, BioWare’s award-winning role-playing game. The first items to be released are the gold-plated Collectors Editions of the Grey Warden Render Sword Letter Opener and Darkspawn Greatsword Letter Opener; both of which are available now at http://www.epicweapons.com or http://www.weaponmasters.com.

"As fans of the Dragon Age game, we are excited to create replica items for the franchise,” said Ioanna Hawkins, president of Epic Weapons. "Utilizing our G2G technology that certifies authenticity, we are creating true collectible items for the ultimate Dragon Age fans."

Designed as a keepsake, the Collector Editions of each product will only be available in the limited run of 2,500 units. In addition to the Letter Openers, Epic Weapons will be adding additional products to the Dragon Age merchandise line over the course of the next three-years.

Dragon Age Origins won over 30 “Best of 2009” awards, was named “RPG of the Year” by Game Informer, G4, SpikeTV, and PC Gamer, and was hailed by The New York Times as, “…perhaps the best electronic game made yet.”

For more information on Epic Weapons, please visit http://www.epicweapons.com. For more information on BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins, please visit DragonAge.com.

About EPIC Weapons:
Since its inception, EPIC Weapons has positioned itself as the premier designer and manufacturer of licensed swords, weapons, and other collectibles. The company successfully distributes its products domestically and internationally. Our team's recent project was the launch of the Frostmourne Sword®, from Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

About BioWare
BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Star Wars(R): Knights of the Old Republic(TM), Jade Empire(TM) and Mass Effect(TM). BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec) and Austin (Texas). BioWare's announced projects include the dark heroic fantasy adventure Dragon Age: Origins, as well as Mass Effect 2(TM), the epic shooter-RPG sequel to Mass Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars(R): The Old Republic(TM). In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visit http://www.bioware.com; to join the millions of fans already registered on our community, go to http://social.bioware.com.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is http://www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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