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EA announces free-to-play Dragon Age game for mobile phones

Squad-based combat game Heroes of Dragon Age.

Dragon Age publisher EA has announced Heroes of Dragon Age, a new combat-focused free-to-play mobile spin-off set in the world of BioWare's RPG series.

Heroes of Dragon Age is being developed by EA Capital Games, one of the publisher's mobile-focused studios.

You'll be able to build a party of heroes and monsters from (presumably random and paid-for) packs of new fighters.

These characters and critters will "span Dragon Age lore", EA has promised - so look out for familiar faces from the console games so far.

Other Heroes of Dragon Age details such as a release date or launch platforms are still scarce. EA describes it as a "cross-platform" title though, so releases on at least iPhone and Android look likely.

The first screenshots lie below.