Any news involving the Dragon Age series is good news! Apparently, according to Gamespot, a Bioware forum user somehow got their hands on a copy of the latest Official Xbox Magazine before its release. There was a lot of interesting information about the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. These are just rumors, and hearsay, for now. But if there's any truth to it, Inquisition is going to be massive!
According the the forum source, players will be able to visit five major locales in Dragon Age: Inquisition. They'll be able to visit Fereldan, The Free Marches, Orlais, Nevarra, the Dales, and a place known as the Emerald Graves.
You will also supposedly be able to affect different regions, by slaying dragons and bandits, that should yield significant results. Players will also have the freedom to capture territories, influence local settlements, create trade routes, and mess with local ecosystems.
Recently, it was announced that playable companions Vivienne, a character named Solas, and Cassandra Pentaghast and Varric Tethras --from Dragon Age II-- will be present in the game as well, according to examiner. And according to the Bioware tipster, two more companions, named the Iron Bull and Sera, will also be joining the adventure.
There's scarce information on the rest of the cast, but Bioware did have this to say about Vivienne:
Referred to as Madame de Fer, “the Lady of Iron”, Vivienne lives up to her title. A leader among the mages and official enchanter to the Imperial court, she is renowned as a fearsome woman who achieved her position through guile and deft political maneuvering. Vivienne allows nothing to stand in the way of what she desires—not those who claim she is a social climber, not those who seek to restrict her power, not even her fellow mages who would conscript her into a rebellion with which she disagrees. Vivienne fights to restore order in a world gone mad…so long as that leaves her among those left standing, once all is said and done. -examiner, courtesy of Aus Gamers and Bioware
Aside from all this, there are also 40 different endings rumored to be in Inquisition. These will not only depend on your choices made within the game, but also how you choose to customize your character! That's a lot of endings. And they're supposed to be “significantly different”, not just simple rehashes of one ending. Players will also have three character choice wheels to choose from, during gameplay. The Tone, Choice, and Reaction wheels. Not sure what that means, but it sounds epic!
Sadly, these are simply rumors, so we won't know for sure until the magazine is officially released. If it's true, then I am excited! If it isn't? Someone needs to be punched. You don't make things up. Not about Dragon Age. Seriously.
Oh, and why the image of Morrigan in the header, even if she isn't a part of the rumors? Cause, reasons. I mean, why not? It's freaking Morrigan! Question is, why isn't she in the header of everything? That's why Dragon Age II did poorly. Like Christopher Walken needs more cowbell, Dragon Age needs more Morrigan. Morrigan is Dragon Age. Remember that.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released during Fall of this year, for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. I can't wait!