Steam: Dragon Age: Origins pre-purchase

Today you can pre-purchase Dragon Age: Origins on Steam, but are the prices fair?

Standard Edition:

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US: $49.99

UK: £29.99 (3% lower than US)

EU: 49.99€ (49% higher than US)

Digital Deluxe Edition:

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US: $54.99

UK: £39.99 (18% higher than US)

EU: 54.99€ (48% higher than US)

Well as you can see the prices are unfair. UK has the Standard edition cheaper by 3% but that’s it. The better option is probably buying it at Direct2Drive for £29.95(Standard Edition) or £39.95(Digital Deluxe). Here’s the list of the bonus items you will get if you pre-purchase the Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe:

Standard Edition:

The Wicked Oath

  • Adds +10% to critical strike damage
  • Improves armor penetration by 2
  • Adds +1 to combat stamina regeneration

The Memory Band

  • Adds +1% to XP
  • Adds one skill point

Blood Dragon Armor

  • Grants exceptional protection in combat
  • Armor will be usable in BioWare’s upcoming science fiction epic, Mass Effect 2

The Stone Prisoner

  • A powerful new party member to aid in the epic quest to save Ferelden from the Blight
  • New areas, including the troubled village of Honnleath
  • New achievements, items, and unique insights into the Dragon Age: Origins storyline

Digital Deluxe Edition:

The Wicked Oath

  • Adds +10% to critical strike damage
  • Improves armor penetration by 2
  • Adds +1 to combat stamina regeneration

The Memory Band

  • Adds +1% to XP
  • Adds one skill point

Bergen’s Honor

  • Adds +2 to armor
  • Adds a lot to physical resistance (+25)
  • Adds to attack (+6)

Final Reason

  • Adds to damage. Making it do as much as the Dragonbone staves
  • Adds considerably to spellpower
  • Adds a good chunk to fire damage

Warden’s Keep

  • New quests – discover what really happened to the Grey Wardens of old and what led to their expulsion from Ferelden
  • New features – a base of operations with party storage. Inventory full? Stash new items as well as loot from the main Dragon Age: Origins campaign
  • New items and abilities – talents and spells from the Power of Blood school, unique achievements, and powerful items including a set of Grey Warden Commander armor

Digital Soundtrack

  • Includes a collection of tracks from the score of Dragon Age: Origins

Wallpapers

  • Includes a collection of wallpapers for your desktop background

Blood Dragon Armor

  • Grants exceptional protection in combat
  • Armor will be usable in BioWare’s upcoming science fiction epic, Mass Effect 2

The Stone Prisoner

  • A powerful new party member to aid in the epic quest to save Ferelden from the Blight
  • New areas, including the troubled village of Honnleath
  • New achievements, items, and unique insights into the Dragon Age: Origins storyline
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