Electronic Arts and BioWare announced Trespasser, the final planned single player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s set two years after the events of the campaign, and tells the story of what happens to the alliance after the main threat is gone. Much like the final DLC for Dragon Age: Origins, Trespasser will also reveal a possible future threat to the lands of Thedas. Trespasser will launch on September 8 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
BioWare is also going to release a major patch for Dragon Age: Inquisition that will add a “Golden Nug” statue to the player stronghold. Touching the Golden Nug (take that phrase out of context) will sync your game state across your characters so you can start a new game with all of your collectible goodies intact. This means schematics, recipes and tapestries will carry over like a new game plus. The patch will also add alternate costumes to player characters’ wardrobes. It’s dress-up time!
Dragon Age: Inquisition is now partly free-to-play. Electronic Arts has announced that they now offer a free six-hour trial of the single player portion of the PC version of the game. Per the details, if a gamer later decides to buy Dragon Age: Inquisition, his or her saved progress will carry over to the full game. The publisher has also made the multiplayer portion of the game fully free-to-play. This includes both multiplayer expansions, and special weekend events. Presumably, the purchase of microtransaction packs that are available for sale in multiplayer will support that part of the game.
According to the site, the trial is “for a limited time only” but no specifics are offered.
We all know another Mass Effect game is coming. The only question is what will the game be like? Will it be a futuristic elevator simulator? An off-road planetary exploration adventure? A third-person cover shooter with lots of sexy cleavage and derrieres? According to leaked marketing survey details from BioWare and Electronic Arts, we can expect the game to resemble Dragon Age: Inquisition quite a bit, except there will be a lot more collecting. And derrieres.
The next Mass Effect game takes place in the Helius Cluster (a cluster of 100s of solar systems in the Andromeda Galaxy), far removed by time and space from Commander Shepard’s heroic acts and the final events of the Mass Effect trilogy.
As a Pathfinder, who is totally not Commander Shepard, the player will gather resources and allies to combat The Remnant, who are totally not The Precursors, before their technology destroys the galaxy. Details of some features included the return of the all-terrain Mako, establishing settlements to spread influence, and high-level raid style gameplay. Multiplayer appears to be an iteration of the current style found in Dragon Age: Inquisition and Mass Effect 3.
Previous survey leaks revealed accurate information about Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Dragon Age: Inquisition prior to their official announcements.
Just when you thought it was safe to go exploring in Thedas. You’re going to need a bigger dragon-cart. EA and BioWare have released a new single player campaign DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The Jaws of Hakkon adds a new area to the game and reveals what happened to the last Inquisitor. The DLC may also have a dragon somewhere in it.
Enter an overgrown wilderness filled with Avvar, fiercely independent hunters who settled in the southern mountains of Thedas. Explore their culture to uncover what happened to the last Inquisitor and the dragon he pursued. Find an ancient Tevinter fortress that hides a dangerous secret. In this new adventure, playable within the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign, you will face powerful foes, gain legendary armor and weapons, and confront an ancient god of war bent on destroying the world.
The Jaws of Hakkon is $14.99 and it is available “first” Xbox One and PC. Presumably, it will be available for PlayStation 4 players at some point in the future.
BioWare has released two new content packs for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The free Destruction DLC adds new paths and wild animals to existing multiplayer areas. The Deluxe Upgrade offers buyers of the standard edition of the game the opportunity to add all the goodies that deluxe edition buyers had from the beginning for $9.99 extra. It comes with the Skyhold Throne, exclusive in-game mounts, bonus multiplayer chests, and “unique” Flames of the Inquisition gear so you can look like everyone else that has the deluxe edition of the game.
Both packs are available now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will have multiplayer in the form of 4-player cooperative missions. According to IGN‘s exclusive, BioWare’s swords and sorcery sequel will get a co-op mode similar to the multiplayer offered in Mass Effect 3. Dungeon-crawling players will get to fight baddies and gather gold in quests that consist of randomly assembled parts of pre-set levels. Collected loot can then be traded for treasure chests that contain cosmetic skins, potions, upgraded gear, and sometimes rare items.
Like Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer, BioWare says they are committed to keeping pay-to-win out of the economy and future multiplayer DLC like levels and new characters will be free. They will offer a way for players to purchase “time saver” currency with real money, but nothing will be required. Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on November 18th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
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