Details regarding the recently announced third Dragon Age title began floating over the internet this week, as details from a survey conducted on Bioware’s forums was leaked. Keep in mind that these details may not show up in the finished product, because this is just a survey to see what the fans would be into, or would like to see in the game. Details include possible titles, as well as a general plot summary for the game and indication that a co-op mode might be included in the game.
Possible titles include:
• Dragon Age 3: The Breach
• Dragon Age 3: Exarch
• Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
• Dragon Age 3: Inquisitor
• Dragon Age 3: Apocrypha
I guess if I HAD to pick one, I like “The Breach” best, but I don’t really like any of them, and don’t understand the use of a subtitle. None of the other games (except Awakening, which is more of a rather large add-on to the first game) used one.
The game, as was confirmed a few months ago when they announced the game at PAX East, will take place in Orlais The Chantry has been completely overrun when a portal opens in Thedas, spilling demons into the world. The main character will become an Inquisitor, and amass an army in order to save Thedas from this new threat. There could be as many as 10 (!!) possible companion characters in this new game.
One of these possible companions is Cullen, a Ferelden Templar who appeared in both previous Dragon Age titles, and is a fan favourite. We know for sure he at least makes an appearance, as his voice actor Greg Ellis posted a picture of himself on twitter in the studio (it has since been taken down). I think given the situation and setting it’s pretty likely that this is a possibility. Various tweets from Bioware staffers also hint that Hawke will be making an appearance as well, because Nicholas Boulton was also in the studio.
Bioware for its part, is keeping mum on any of these rumours, waiting instead until they have actual footage to show us. Until then, it’s all just speculation. The game still does not have a set release date, but they must be pretty far into the process if they already have people coming in recording dialogue. I’m not sure whether this is good or concerning, since the main problem behind Dragon Age II was that the game was very obviously rushed.