BioWare lifted the curtain on the next chapter in its medieval fantasy franchise today with the announcement of Dragon Age III: Inquisition. According to Executive Producer Mark Darrah, the next game is being developed by a lot of team members who worked on the previous entries, and it currently has a release window of late 2013.
EA's press release offers even more details, including the fact that DICE's Frostbite 2 engine is being used as the foundation for Inquisition's. There's currently no confirmation of which platforms it's destined for, but BioWare's General Manager Aaryn Flynn said, "The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now."
Flynn continued, "We've been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven't held back, so we're not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they're asking for - a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral."
We may not know much about Inquisition yet, but a leaked questionnaire from last month might just point to some details that have yet to emerge. Here's some key info it provided, however reliable it ends up being:
"The empire of Orlais is riven with civil war; the Chantry is divided; the Templar order has broken away; the Mage circles have rebelled. Some unseen force is manipulating events, bringing about disorder and destruction. Out of this confusion emerges The Inquisition." The survey went on to reveal that players would be taking on the role of a leader of The Inquisition, setting up a crew "from up to ten complex companions to lead them against those who attack you by systematically spying on, revealing and destroying them."
We'll see how much of that pans out when BioWare decides to reveal even more about the next Dragon Age. Anyone excited for more from the franchise?