New Trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition Reveals Release Date
A new gameplay trailer was released today for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Well, “gameplay” is actually a bit of a misnomer as only a few seconds of anything resembling such were shown, but there were lots of red and green coloured lights and that bastard Varric from Dragon Age 2, so that’s nice.
We did at least learn a few more story details and the release date of October 7th. You may recognise that as the same date Alien: Isolation is coming out, so I can only assume that the overlap between high fantasy and stomach-bursting acid monsters isn’t too large.
Dragon Age: Inquisition starts in the aftermath of a massive magical explosion that takes out many of the world’s rulers and tears a hole in the sky. You emerge unscathed and revered by many as the chosen one sent by the creator, an issue that becomes more complicated against the backdrop of a world shattered by blight and civil war.
The people need someone to unite them, and you naturally fill the gap. Becoming leader of the Inquisition, your job is to sneak and cajole your way into uncovering the chaos that threatens the world. What race will you play? Who will you befriend and who will become your enemy? Who will you choose to save? And here’s a thing that we haven’t heard before: your choices will matter.
The Inquisition does not have limitless resources: it won’t be possible to pursue every opportunity in the game, and in some cases, your choices will close doors on paths that would otherwise be accessible. You must decide which paths the Inquisition will take, judge who is guilty or innocent, and pursue the goals you deem essential. None of this will be easy, but your companions stand ready to offer their blades and insight, should you require them.
Anyone concerned about whether Bioware have learned their lessons from previous installments would be well placed to watch this actual gameplay video from Digiexpo 2013. It’s 30 minutes long but has pacified some of the fanbase who were disappointed in the fighting mechanics of DA2. The video shows almost a compromise between Origins’ tactical style and the sequel’s action-orientated battle sequence and is well worth watching for those whose faith has been shaken in Bioware recently.
It’ll be fine, guys. Let’s just stay quietly excited and not go too crazy. It’s only a fucking videogame.
…Only 167 sleeps until more Dragon Age!