BioWare has shown off its concept art, and hinted at a few details regarding the next instalment in the Dragon Age franchise.
The official DA3 logo.
Details regarding the next title in the Dragon Age series have emerged from the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo over the weekend.
Producer Cameron Lee was live tweeting the event, which revealed a few key details about Dragon Age III: Inquisition. Firstly, cinematic designer Jon Perry stated that he "had a longer pre-production on DA3 than any other BioWare project he's worked on". It was also rather cryptically said that "one level in Dragon Age 3 is as big as all of the levels in Dragon Age 2".
In terms of gameplay, creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed that you will play as a human only, but that "customisation is going to be bigger than Dragon Age: Origins" — including customising your followers.
Lead writer David Gaider added that "backgrounds will be in DA3, even though you will be human; it's not playable, but it does [have] significant impact on the story".
Other teasers included the hint that you may end up having control of your own castle, and executive producer Mark Darrah confirmed that previous save-game choices will import. However, he added, "we're investigating some ways without save imports".
This seems to suggest that DA3 will be following in DA2's cut-down footsteps, rather than the wider — and better-reviewed — Dragon Age: Origins, which may prove to be disappointing to some players.
BioWare also released some of the first Dragon Age III: Inquisition concept art on its blog, which you can see in the gallery below.
Although little is known about Dragon Age 3 at this stage, BioWare has confirmed that players will be human only.
A more familiar-looking knight figure is seen in the foreground of these ruins.
It has been hinted that players will get their own castle to manage.