Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay trailer reveals release date, deluxe version also announced

Saqib Shah
April 23, 2014

A new Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay trailer reveals new footage from the eagerly awaited game alongside its release date.

It’s been over three years since the previous chapter in Bioware’s RPG series, Dragon Age 2, and it would be safe to say that the anticipation has been building.

Luckily, the information surrounding the title is now coming in thick and fast.

Electronic Arts today announced the PC digital deluxe version.  For a $10 premium in the US – this version is priced at $69.99 – players get a variety of digital goodies.

Those include a digital soundtrack and unspecific “digital content” still to be announced, as well as the Flames of the Inquisition DLC pack (consisting of new weapons, armour, and a mount) that will be offered to those who preorder the standard version of the game.

Also included are three items to help set you apart in the world of Inquisition: a throne made from a dragon skull called the Skyhold Throne, a horned mount called Red Hart Halla, and a Bog Unicorn mount.

A proper physical collector’s edition of Inquisition has yet to be announced, though BioWare continues to indicate one is coming.

The official Dragon Age Twitter account sent out a  tweet  today saying an announcement regarding the collector’s edition will be made in the “next few weeks.” It also told fans eager to preorder the game today to hold off a bit longer if they were interested in the collector’s edition.

Yesterday also saw the unveiling of the game’s box art. See below.


To recap, the third Dragon Age game revolves around the concept of the Rift – a tear allowing the ethereal realm of the Fade to seep into the physical world of Thedas, letting all manner of demons and spirits spill through.

Your character appears to be the sole survivor of the mystical explosion that caused the Rift, going on to form the eponymous Inquisition, a group dedicated to stopping the demon hordes and sealing the breach.

It’s epic fantasy fare and Bioware has said that the game will be backed up by a more open and explorable world, along with a less linear storyline.

The gameplay trailer shows some of the revamped combat, which looks a little more dynamic and reactionary than in previous games.

Moving beyond the first game, Dragon Age: Inquisition will include the option to play as a number of  races, including the hulking Qunari,  and  your character will be fully voiced.

Assuming there aren’t any more delays, Dragon Age: Inquisition  will arrive on all platforms –Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC–on 7 October.

While the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions won’t look as good as the others, BioWare says the gameplay itself  hasn’t been compromised  in order to work on those systems.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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