Dragon Age Originates October 20

Last night on GameTrailers TV, the release date for BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age: Origins was revealed. Players will be able to start ruthlessly swording downed monsters on October 20.

Along with the announcement, EA released a trailer for the RPG that should help answer the question of how BioWare plans to differentiate its game from the Lord of the Rings property: by being totally metal. Not just in terms of music ... or armor, but the brutality and the feel of the trailer make it look rather like the kind of album cover Brütal Legend is emulating. Most people would have just pushed a door open, but the flaming sword/glowing eyes flourish makes the act of door-opening so much more badass. The trailer is available after the break.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.