Nobody expects the Inquisition! Except everyone watching the EA E3 conference.
How does an open-world Dragon Age game sound to you? EA and Bioware are hoping it sounds pretty good, since I’m willing to bet the fate of the franchise rests on its shoulders. Coming out of EA’s E3 conference today is confirmation that the next Dragon Age game, titled Dragon Age: Inquisition, will be coming ashore on next-generation consoles (barring the Wii U), current generation consoles and PC in the Fall season of 2014. There was no information really given about the game apart from a cinematic trailer narrated by a woman later revealed to be Morrigan, the seductive witch of the wilds from Dragon Age: Origins. Also spotted in the trailer was Varric and some other characters you may recognize from Dragon Age II, so it looks like Bioware is at least acknowledging that game does exist. The game will supposedly import your save games to shore up on the world-building, so hopefully you were friendly to Morrigan when you had the chance. How this might work for the PS4/Xbox One versions of the game remains to be seen however.
Giving themselves a wide development window is probably the best thing they could do, given how a rushed development cycle treated them the last time. Smart viewers can probably see glimpses of the Chantry and the Seekers of the Truth, a group featured heavily in Dragon Age II. Take a look at the release trailer below and see if you can spot any hints that might give us some clues!