Dragon Age: Inquisition News

BioWare reportedly set to unveil new Dragon Age later this week

Despite being "at least three years away".

According to a new report, which Eurogamer understands to be true, BioWare is set to offer a first taste of its long-awaited next Dragon Age at this week's Game Awards. That's despite it still being "at least three years away" from release.

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition announced

Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a Game of the Year Edition that includes the main game and all of its DLC in one package.

Due 6th October for PS4, Xbox One and PC, the GOTY edition will include Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, Trespasser, and more.

Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent were set mid-campaign and our Dragon Age expert Tom Phillips found them enjoyable, if inessential, diversions. Trespasser, however, was the main course offering an epilogue to Inquisition's sprawling quest.

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Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser DLC looks like the expansion fans have been waiting for

UPDATE 30/08/2015 1.50am BioWare has confirmed the Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser DLC at a PAX Prime panel attended by Eurogamer.

Furthermore, an upcoming patch will add a Golden Nug statue to your undercroft in Skyhold once you've completed the game that will allow you to keep all the schematics, recipes and tapestries you've acquired when re-rolling with another character. In fact, you won't even have to start a new game. If you have any other characters that are mid-game the Golden Nug will simply appear once the next patch is installed.

There will also be new wardrobe options with over a dozen new threads that will be available in your bedroom in Skyhold.

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The first draft of Dragon Age: Origins didn't even have Grey Wardens

And a narrator you thought was Flemeth turned out to be an old Morrigan.

When BioWare finished work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003) and second Neverwinter Nights expansion Hordes of the Underdark (2003), two separate teams began work on two separate new games. One was a science fiction game that would become Mass Effect, and one was a fantasy game that would become Dragon Age.

BioWare confirms more Dragon Age: Inquisition story content

BioWare confirms more Dragon Age: Inquisition story content

But the Hero of Ferelden won't be in it.

Dragon Age: Inquisition creative director Mike Laidlaw has confirmed that the latest BioWare fantasy RPG will receive future story content.

"We're not quite done with story content for DAI just yet," the developer tweeted.

When asked if Dragon Age: Origin's protagonists, Hero of Ferelden, would be in it, Laidlaw noted that they "would not be reappearing".

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BioWare turns 20 today

BioWare have the years gone?

Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer BioWare has turned 20 today, but it doesn't look a day older than 19.

Free Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC and patch released

Free Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC and patch released

UPDATE: Black Emporium stock captured in video.

UPDATE 2.45PM BST: One fan has recorded a video from the Black Emporium, showing the some of the shop's crafting stock. There don't appear to be any new schematics, but - handily - the game's entire range seems to be contained there. Via the BioWare forum.

ORIGINAL STORY 10AM BST: Dragon Age: Inquisition has been patched and there are also two free lumps of downloadable content available today.

The free downloadable content is The Black Emporium (single-player) and Dragonslayer (multiplayer).

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BioWare releases Dragon Age: Inquisition's party storage patch

BioWare has released the full patch notes for its fifth Dragon Age: Inquisition update, which finally includes an option for party storage.

Fans have so far reported receiving the patch across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The much-requested feature has been added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, and will allow for the permanent saving of items.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition patch finally adds item storage

Dragon Age: Inquisition patch finally adds item storage

Plus a new vendor and customisation options.

BioWare has announced its fifth update for role-player Dragon Age: Inquisition, which will finally add proper item storage.

Patch Five will be beta tested first by PC players (you will soon be able to opt-in via the Dragon Age Keep website), BioWare explained in a new blog post.

The update will presumably then roll-out to PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 3 details

Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 3 details

"Upcoming" on PC, to follow on console.

BioWare has shared notes for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 3, "upcoming" on PC and to follow on console.

This is primarily a 'fix stuff' patch, concentrating on righting party-member personal quest bugs and addressing some multiplayer issues.

You'll be able to 'push to talk' during end-of-match menus, presumably so you can gloat, and there's a new multiplayer Destruction route and fiery Elven Ruin, too.

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Don't call it DRM: what's Denuvo Anti-Tamper?

The forcefield that kept Dragon Age and Lords of the Fallen free from piracy - for a few weeks at least.

What's remarkable about Dragon Age: Inquisition being cracked and pirated this week is that it took so long - nearly a month - to happen. In PC game-pirating terms, that's aeons - most games are cracked at release (unless they're online games).

BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

PC and mouse controls! Crashes! Audio glitches! More!

BioWare has outlined its plan to update fantasy role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Today, 9th December, the developer releases the game's second patch for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 - but not Xbox One. "We are working hard to get Patch 2 out on Xbox One as soon as possible," producer Scylla Costa wrote in a post on the BioWare blog.

This patch is focused on stability, Costa added. Here's what it tackles:

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Fallen London dev announces Dragon Age: The Last Court

Fallen London dev announces Dragon Age: The Last Court

Browser-based game playable via Dragon Age Keep.

London-based developer Failbetter Games has announced Dragon Age: The Last Court, a new tie-in title set just before the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The Last Court is a browser-based game playable "soon" via the Dragon Age Keep, BioWare's own web-based experience where you build a backstory for your Inquisition save file.

Failbetter's game lets you be the ruler of Serault, described as "an eccentric fiefdom at the farthest ends of Orlais".

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Dragon Age Keep enters open beta

You can play around with the Dragon Age Keep in open beta now. Go to the website, log in with your Origin account.

The Keep provides an interactive tapestry with which you can create and manipulate the choices you made in previous Dragon Age games. They're then exportable to any version of Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Saves from previous Dragon Age games can't be imported into Inquisition nor can they directly be imported into the Keep. However, information from the previous games - such as trophies/Achievements, and character profiles - will be synchronised, filling much of the tapestry for you.

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Dragon Age Keep was once World Vault for DA2

Then, "after many many months", it changed.

BioWare's Dragon Age Keep aims to consolidate everyone's previous-game choices on one interactive web platform, and make world states - save files - importable to Dragon Age: Inquisition on any platform.

Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date pushed back over a month

Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date pushed back over a month

Nobody expects the Dragon Age Inquisition (in November).

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been pushed back until 18th November, developer BioWare has announced. Presumably that means Friday, 21st November in Europe.

Previously, Dragon Age: Inquisition was due on 10th October in Europe and 7th October in North America.

"This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see," explained executive producer Mark Darrah in a blog post. "Ensuring that our open spaces are as engaging as possible. Strengthening the emotional impact of the Hero's choices. And ensuring the experience you get is the best it can be in the platform you choose to play on."

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BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member in DAI

UPDATE: "I did not intend to comment on bisexuality," says writer.

UPDATE 1/07 11.30AM: David Gaider was criticised on Twitter for his use of the phrase "fully gay". "I meant 'legitimately', sorry," he clarified. "I was trying to be clear - many people consider the bi characters we've done to be 'gay'."

10-minute Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay demo

10-minute Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay demo

UPDATE #2: 40 "major" endings with variations!

UPDATE #2: I'm not only writing about Dragon Age: Inquisition today but I couldn't resist adding this: on Twitter, producer Cameron Lee has revealed that DAI will have "40 major endings with additional variations".

He also said your hero in the game can be any combination of two genders, four races, three classes, nine specialisations and also different voices. I wonder if there's a Brian Blessed option, or Christopher Walken.

UPDATE: Now I've finally had a chance to watch the video in full there are a few things to pull out.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition "premiere" content first on Xbox

UPDATE: First single-player add-on a timed exclusive. More new footage.

UPDATE #2: EA demonstrated a High Dragon battle in Dragon Age: Inquisition live on its conference stage. The purpose was to show choice; you can either steam in and fight in real-time, swapping between characters on the fly, or you can choose a top-down tactical view and issue orders that way. We didn't see this in action.

Dragon Age: Inquisition release date announced

Dragon Age: Inquisition release date announced

Alongside a snazzy new trailer.

UPDATE 4PM BST: The European release date is 10th October, EA has confirmed.

EA has also revealed the extras included in the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game, which costs 60 from EA's Origin store. They are the Skyhold Throne, a throne made from dragon skulls; a horned beast mount called Red Hart Halla; and an ugly Bog Unicorn mount. You get the soundtrack, too, plus more digital content "to be announced".

There's also the Flames of the Inquisition equipment, which includes weapons and armour and mount - for all types of character. Pre-ordering nets you the Flames weapons but not, it seems, the armour and mount - that's reserved for the Digital Deluxe Edition.

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Should BioWare give up romances?

Dragon Age writer David Gaider mulls the answer.

Remember all that hullabaloo about revealing lesbian sex in Mass Effect? However ludicrous the criticism, it's the sort of steamy content BioWare fans have come expect - love stories, love scenes, and often quite daring and progressive ones (for video games, at least).

30 minute Dragon Age Inquisition gameplay video leaks online

A 30 minute Dragon Age Inquisition gameplay video has hit the internet.

The off-screen video was captured at Finnish show DigiExpo and uploaded to YouTube earlier this month. How long it will last there remains to be seen.

The pre-alpha gameplay shows off new environments, the conversation system and combat in BioWare's fantasy role-playing game. It looks like the demo shown to press in August 2013 and reported on by Eurogamer at the time. If it is, the video is of gameplay captured from a high-end PC and played with an Xbox controller.

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Dragon Age Inquisition allows you to tailor your historical world state

Via new cloud-based service Dragon Age Keep.

BioWare fans may recall that Mass Effect 3 allowed new players to answer a few questions about their previous exploits, so it could arrange this third chapter to their specifications. It was a nice idea that allowed those who lost their save files along the way to maintain most of their original choices, but it wasn't very comprehensive and failed to let players say that they rescued Wrex, for example. The studio has learned from this, though, and will be offering further options in its upcoming Dragon Age Inquisition via a new service called Dragon Age Keep.

The original Dragon Age: Origins allowed players to pick from one of several races as they began their journey, but its divisive sequel, Dragon Age 2, set players in the prescribed role of a human named Hawke. The third title in the franchise, Dragon Age: Inquisition, will see the return of multiple player races.

BioWare details future: a new IP for next-gen, more Mass Effect, more Dragon Age

With the door closed on founding fathers Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, whose departure BioWare announced last night, the company has moved quickly to confirm a number of future projects in production.

The most exciting being what sounded like a new IP for next-generation machines.

"Casey [Hudson, Mass Effect series boss] and his leads are putting together their vision for an all-new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology," wrote Aaryn Flynn, general manager of BioWare Edmonton and Montreal.

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BioWare announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

BioWare announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

UPDATE: It's coming in late 2013.

Update: EA has announced that Dragon Age 3 will arrive in late 2013, which presumably makes PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 likely candidates - although platforms were not specified.

"Lots of questions RE: platforms!" echoed BioWare community coordinator Tully Ackland on Twitter. "We are not talking about them at this moment in time."

Original story: BioWare has just announced Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.

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BioWare shares new Dragon Age (3) concepts

Hints at saved game integration, Orlais setting, party members.

BioWare's Dragon Age team held a PAX East panel at the weekend to share ideas for a "completely hypothetical project" that you can more-or-less take to mean a work-in-progress, and unannounced, Dragon Age 3.

Dragon Age developers "checking Skyrim out aggressively"

BioWare says next game will draw on outside influences.

While the next game in the Dragon Age series will stay true to the format laid down by its predecessors, it will also draw on outside influences, including Bethesda's Skyrim, according to BioWare boss Ray Muzyka.

BioWare: EA doesn't tell us what to do

"We still have huge autonomy," say Docs.

BioWare still has "huge autonomy" in what it does, co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk have promised Eurogamer. To say that EA now calls the shots "is not actually remotely true".