Dragon Age: Inquisition Release Date Updates: New Controversial Characters

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third major installment in the Dragon Age franchise. Developed by Bioware and published by EA, this game has worked to perfect the already solid Dragon Age “formula.”

By combining elements fans loved from the previous two games, Bioware tried to create the biggest Dragon Age game to date. This game is hitting shelves for PS4, Xbox One, Windows, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 7th.

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In the gameplay trailer displayed at this year’s E3 convention alone, critics were quick to note that the visuals are substantially improved from previous games. Players conduct this game from a third person perspective, following your character’s back as they move about the game.

The game may have bitten off more than it could chew when they announced that the game would have “forty major endings with variations.” In a tweet later released by Executive Producer Mark Darrah, he worked to clarified this, saying: “Ending clarification: Most endings are major variations based upon your choices in the game. There are only a few completely unique endings.”

This game is looking to break down barriers in both a technological sense, but also in the social scene. Inquisition will feature the first gay male party member ever for the Dragon Age franchise.

Doran, the witty mage who chooses to be an outcast, joins the party for this new installment. Lead series writer David Gaider confessed that “[Dorian is] the first fully gay character I’ve had the opportunity to write.” Many characters of the series have been bisexual before, but Dorian will be the first homosexual character for the series.

“I suppose this aspect of Dorian will make him controversial in some corners, but I was glad to include it. It made writing Dorian a very personal experience for me, and I’m hopeful that will make him seem like a fully realized character to fans in the end.”

Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on October 7th in North America, and on October 10th in Europe.

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