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Aug 22 2013 2:30pm

New Details and Footage Emerge For Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

At a recent Gamescon event, BioWare, makers of Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Origins, debuted a dev diary video and released some new info on their upcoming next-gen RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Watch the video below!

A tear to another dimension has opened in the Veil above the world of Thedas, leading to complete upheaval. Dragons wheel above the skies, Mages raise armies against Templars, and nations will rise and fall. You play the Inquisitioner, and your choices will change the shape of the land itself. Literally. Thedas is sprawling new environment of deserts, jungles, mountains, and marshes (and it’s a safe bet that there will be at least one cave.) The decisions you make during your Inquisition will affect the look of the environment.

Promising “a new level of immersion,” players can customize the race, appearance and skill set of their character down to the finest detail—including their strongholds. This is the first time BioWare’s created a lead character that doesn’t need to work their way up to the top of an organization—the player is already a powerful figure within the world. He or she even gets minions agents to send out on missions.

Combat in Inquisition appears to combine the more tactical view approach of Dragon Age: Origins with more dynamic environmental use, thanks in part to the Frostbite 3 engine.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is scheduled for release in Fall 2014, and it’s definitely shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of next year. BioWare’s given the DA site a snazzy makeover, too, featuring more art and more details.

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Theresa DeLucci is a regular contributor to Tor.com, covering True Blood, Game of Thrones, and gaming news. Follow her on Twitter @tdelucci

8 comments
Chris Nelly
1. Aeryl
One of the Most Awesome Things About Bioware: Fully customizable PCs, that allow you to select your own gender.

Best Kept Secret About Bioware: Fully customizable PCs, that allow you to select your own gender.

Why, when they talk about the Inquisitor, do the creators and artists, only show the possible men*, but never the possible women? Why don't they put it on the box art? WHY????

*Also leaving out the other races too, which isn't the smartest idea either.
Chris Nelly
2. Aeryl
Also, so I've already heard Morrigan won't be in your party, but the implication is that maybe she'll be one of your agents.
DavidEsmale
3. DavidEsmale
@1 It does seem strange that the character has been thus far portrayed only as male, especially since this is the company that gave us FemShep.

On a completely unrelated note, I honestly hope that Bioware is able to make this an amazing game. I was so extremely disappointed in both DA2 and ME3. I'm afraid I'll end up writing them off as 'not worth the money' for future games if Inquisition doesn't measure up. And at this point I feel like the bar isn't that high.
DavidEsmale
4. young b
I'd like to echo @Aeryl's excellent point but from my point of view...

One of the Most Awesome Things About Bioware: Fully customizable PCs, that allow you to select your own sexuality.

Best Kept Secret About Bioware: Fully customizable PCs, that allow you to select your own sexuality.
Chris Nelly
5. Aeryl
I guess maybe because I only played both Origins and DA2 this past year, and so was left out of the hype building up to DA2, but I didn't find it that bad as a lot of people seem to. The lack of customization for Hawke was a negative, and there wasn't as much to explore. I guess just don't get what made DA2 so bad compared to Origins. And I've yet to play ME.

@4, Yes, that too!
Walker White
6. Walker
@3

ME3 had issues, but it did not have "never by a Bioware game again issues". Honestly, until the last 5 minutes, it is a solid game. And they have done right by the DLC.

You cannot compare its problems to the mess that was Assassins Creed 3.
Theresa DeLucci
7. theresa_delucci
@Aeryl

I think you'd enjoy Mass Effect! A lot! Yeah, ME3 had a really emotionally unsatisfying ending, and yeah, it's a crucial half hour out of literally 100 hours of play - if you carry over your Shep. But it wasn't bad enough to swear off the franchise or anything else from BioWare. My boyfriend's been playing through from the beginning and watching his very different BroShep has still been great, especially in ME2. I was tempted to say just skip the first and go right to the second because it's so expansive and awesome, but you need those torturous hours in the Mako and chucking inventory to truly bond with your Shep.

I'm more of a shooter person than a sword-swinger, but a good story can keep me interested even when I'm not in love with the tropes.
DavidEsmale
8. Saoki
So many dragons in that preview! *-*
I'm not one of the DA2 haters, since, there is no other CRPG like the DA series nowdays (except, maybe The Witcher, but as great as Geralt's ass is, I like to play as many kick ass mage women as possible). Great storyline, charming characters, emotional decisions, lots of fireballs and dragon killing... What else could I ask for?
So, yeah, I can't waitto play DA:I.

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