If you have never played Dragon Age now is your chance to grab a copy of Dragon Age: Origins for free. The game is currently being offered at no cost through the Electronic Arts digital distribution service Origin.

Dragon Age helped usher in a new age in gaming with a diverse group of video game protagonists. The game features hundreds of hours of play thanks to its attention to detail, pause-and-play tactical combat, and the very strong depth of its story telling.

As The Daily Dot points out, Dragon Age when released in 2009 ushered in a new level of sexuality in video games, which helped fuel its diversification and quick adoption. The company’s focus on breaking the mold turned BioWare into the leader in the diversity movement.

The free Dragon Age: Origins giveaway is likely a push to promote the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. The new game is based on the graphics intensive Frostbite 3 engine, the same technology that currently powered the Battlefield franchise.

With BioWare’s focus on story telling and attention to detail, it is safe to believe that the PC version of Inquisition will push the envelope as far as it possibly can.

If you haven’t played Dragon Age in the past, just keep in mind that Electronic Arts is attempting to set you up for a purchase in the next couple months. If you get as addicted to the game as other players, you’ll like go from free download to paid purchase in the very near future.