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EA Unceremoniously Announces Dragon Age III: Inquisition

Posted by Sammy Barker

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It’s probably telling that Dragon Age III: Inquisition’s announcement flew straight over our heads. We spend all day, everyday scouting out the best PlayStation 3 news – but this announcement didn’t come with the fervour that typically accompanies a big sequel reveal. “More Dragon Age?” pondered drowsy voices around the Push Square office. “We should probably post something about that, shouldn’t we?” And here we are. Can we go to the pub, yet?

In truth, it’s a strange announcement. In a blog on BioWare’s website, Mark Darrah noted that the company was only talking about the game because of recent leaks. “A lot of information and rumours have surfaced recently and we don't want to hide from them,” he explained.

Apparently the Mass Effect developer has been working on the game for about two years. It will be powered by EA’s now ubiquitous (and brilliant) Frostbite 2 engine, and will deliver a "more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices and more customisation". The studio’s also been paying close attention to the harsh reaction to Dragon Age II.

“We've visited message boards, read reviews, and we've gone to events to have direct face to face conversations with some of our most passionate fans. We've been listening, and we will continue to listen,” Darrah continued.

Unfortunately, additional details are scarce. The game’s due out in 2013, which would probably make it a PlayStation 3 game. However, the studio’s being particularly coy about platforms, hinting that next-generation's possible, too. We’ll see.

Does anyone honestly care about more Dragon Age, though? No – didn’t think so.

[via dragonage.bioware.com]

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User Comments (5)

Sanquine

#1

Sanquine said:

Oke , cool news. However , i know a monster called : Dragon age 2. That game sucked in comparison with the orginal. Hopefully , the game is more like the first game. I think Bioware is destroying their fanbase. First dragon age 2 then mass effect 3... I think EA is pushing them to finish the game in a short time. If you are telling a story you do not want to have ending when you expected more...

ShogunRokAdmin

#3

ShogunRok said:

Dragon Age: Origins was superb, DA2 was alright but compared to the original it was a gigantic step back. If they can return the franchise to form, then people will flock to it again (Origins sold over 3 million - DA2 only managed close to half of that).

The fact that they're taking their time with this one is a good sign for sure, since DA2 was only in development for just over a year... and it showed.

ztpayne7

#4

ztpayne7 said:

As a console user, I couldn't get into da: origins. I wanted to like it so much, and I enjoyed the part of the story I got to (great dialogue). But I felt that the combat was terrible.

I played the demo for da2 and actually liked it, so I took a chance and bought it. Pretty much the opposite - I actually liked the combat a lot more but the story wasn't very good. If they could balance the two, I think I'd like it.

Ginkgo

#5

Ginkgo said:

Never played origins. I didn't mind DA2. The combat was its strength, but by the end of the game had warn a little thin. Graphics were terrible, and storyline forgettable. Would be somewhat interested to look at a 3rd.

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