BioWare Confirms New Dragon Age Title At The Game Awards 2018
Last week we reported on BioWare general manager Casey Hudson, who took to the Canadian studio's official blog to shed light on his current work. "If you've been following these blogs, or myself and (Dragon Age executive producer) Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we're also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff," Hudson wrote.
It was great for Dragon Age fans to hear; the nearly decade-old franchise had been on hold, thanks to the developer designating almost all of its focus on Anthem, a multiplayer action-RPG releasing in February next year.
But yesterday, during The Game Awards 2018, a brief trailer (imagine the least detailed thing in the world - this trailer is it) showcased the next Dragon Age, and the return of a previous character, Solas.
Though no gameplay (or anything much, TBH) was shown, the minute-long cinematic was still enough to send our imaginations running wild, providing us with a firm foundation for the upcoming release.
This is mainly a result of a short, familiar voice-over partnered with the hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises. I'll explain what that means below, but be warned - there are spoilers for Dragon Age: Inquisition ahead.
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Those who played Inquisition will know of Solas and The Dread Wolf. The former was your companion, and the latter refers to an elven deity in Dragon Age lore, named Fen'Harel.
Of course, this turns out to be none other than Solas, as revealed in Inquisition's Trespasser DLC. After the discovery he walks through a portal, and that's the last you ever see of him.
The voice-over, which bears an uncanny vocal resemblance of Solas, says: "So, you've found me at last? I suspect you have questions." It's a safe bet to assume Solas is making his comeback. And, hopefully, he'll explain where he's been, and what he's been doing, since he vanished.
What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to the new Dragon Age? Do you think it's Solas? Where could he have been? Make sure you let us know.
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