Can’t wait for Dragon Age II, but don’t want any more gorgeous but unrevealing CGI storybook marketing? Then take a bite out of this meaty new gameplay trailer:

It’s looking a little more washed out than its predecessor, but it certainly won’t lack the first game’s torrents of gore. Watch an unlucky Darkspawn(?) explode into ribbons of blood at 0:55.

The trailer also confirms a March 8th release date, as well as Bioware’s 1/11/11 pre-order promotion for a free upgrade. Hurl some insults at a solemn Qunari on the PS3, PC, and 360 next year.