Delays are never good, but in the case of two titles emerging from EA's acquisition of BioWare
, it's nice to see the publishing giant giving its studios the time they need to get the job done right. In particular, we're talking about BioWare's all-new original RPG title, Dragon Age
, and Pandemic's WWII action game, Saboteur
, both of which EA boss John Riccitiello revealed are now 2009 titles during a speech Tuesday.
BioWare, hot off the PC release of Mass Effect
, has been crafting its first fantasy RPG since Neverwinter Nights
for some time. Saboteur
showed substantial promise when we saw it last year; it's a third-person action game set in Nazi-occupied France, starting off in black & white, with color appearing as Nazis are driven out of areas of Paris.