The Dragon Age series of RPG’s seem to define the law of diminishing returns. The first game was released back in 2009 off the back of years of hype, and impressed many gamers with its dark mature storyline and deep combat system. The second game was launched a couple of years later. Although not in any sense a bad game, it didn’t gather anywhere near the level of interest of the first title, and was swiftly forgotten in the run-up to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Now we have a third title in the series to talk about, Dragon Age III: Inquisition, only it seems that not many people actually are. Perhaps because it still seems a long way away (release is currently planned for the end of next year), but also because it just seems that so many more exciting games are also heading our way next year. If Bioware has their way however, everyone will be talking about the game soon, and to that end the game’s producer Cameron Lee took to Twitter following the Edmonton Comic Con, to share some details with us.
The first thing to note is that apparently the game will be massive. One level alone is larger that every single level in Dragon Age II put together. Some potentially bad news for fans was also revealed, with Lee telling Twitter followers that only human characters will be featured in the game, and their origin stories will not be playable, which was one of the reasons the first game was lauded so much.
Finishing on a high, there were hints that the player would gain control of a castle at some point in the game’s narrative, which reminds us a little of Fable III and certainly sounds promising. No news yet on the platforms of choice for the game, although PC is pretty much a guarantee. Whether or not console versions are released for current or next-gen though is still up in the air, although surely being a PS4/XBOX 720 launch release would get the game some much-needed additional publicity.