The September BioWare newsletter came out yesterday, and it doesn’t have too much to read, but there is a link to some updated video on the Dragon Age website. I had previously kind of written off Dragon Age as another overly bump-mapped single player fanatasy after the E3 video earlier this year; however the ‘Origins’ videos up on the website are worth checking out. The three origins stories videos show you some of the gameplay as a party fights their way up a tower to light a signal beacon during a massive battle. The particle effects are pretty stunning, and they show off some cool combos of spell interraction.
There’s also a toolset video which looks a lot like the toolset from Neverwinter Nights. They don’t really do anything other than place a starting waypoint on an existing map, so there’s not much meat there. I saw a snake icon, so I’m guessing they’re using python for their programming language?