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Dragon Age: Inquisition gets gameplay trailer, release date

The third Dragon Age game from Bioware and EA will hit Australia on 9 October 2014.

Believe it or not, it's been over three years since Dragon Age 2 was released, so it's not without some anticipation that we present the gameplay trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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 (soul?) 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.

Remember that — in a very thankful move away from Dragon Age II — you'll have access to a range of playable races, including the hulking Qunari (be still my beating heart!) and unlike the brooding silent protagonists of the first game, your character will be fully voiced.

Check out the trailer and then get ready to cool your boots for a while — assuming we don't see any more delays, Dragon Age: Inquisition will be on sale in Australian on 9 October. It's going to be on PS4 and Xbox One, along with PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. As yet, the game has not been rated by the Classification Board.