Dragon Age: Inquisition screens show nug, baby dragon

Tuesday, 27th August 2013 00:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A pair of new Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshots show off the new look for two of the franchise’s most important creatures – the titular dragons, and the rabbit-like nug.

The two screens were released on Twitter by cinematic director Jonathan Perry. As such, they may come from cut-scenes rather than in-game, although the franchise has so far mostly used in-engine cinematics except for trailers and opening movies. The first shows a baby dragon – they get much bigger.

The second is a nug. Also known as mudsplashers, nugs are blind, burrowing creatures a little bit like pigs, and are one of the staples of dwarven diets, as they can be cultivated underground. They appear in a couple of places in Dragon Age: Origins, including in The Pearl, but aren’t present in Kirkwall due to their having been exterminated in fear of the Blight.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in northern autumn 2014.

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. Froseidon

    “The grey nug flies north for the winter.”

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Tavarish

    What the fuck I’m watching at?

    Dragon Age: Cartoon -edition?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. YoungZer0

    A Rhinorabbit! It’s like a Koalaotter, a Polar Dog Bear or a Koala Sheep!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf

    Oh my goodness, that baby dragon is utterly darling. I wouldn’t be able to play this at all if they were mere enemy units, as I can’t imagine what kind of bleak, soulless creature one would have to be to kill it. Oh, granted, some are, some revel in it, and some do it to be unpropitious poseurs. Not so much me.

    I mean, my goodness, that’s just adorable. Look at his nubby little horns! He reminds me of that baby dragon from that one Hercules: The Legendary Journeys episode. That, and he possesses undeniable ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ qualities. I won’t deny that he’s probably a card-carrying counter to dragon slayers everywhere — if you do choose to get on his bad side, but why would you? It’s really a battleground of badass and d’awww going on right there, and the latter is winning.

    No, I couldn’t raise a weapon to one of those. I’m just not that sort of person, I want to befriend it and go on adventures with it instead.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. TheWulf


    Because if something has an actual artistic aesthetic, and isn’t desaturated to the point of holding that endearing greyscale quality the mainstream loves so much, then it must automatically be a cartoon.

    Because that looks like a cartoon.

    What the flark is happening to humanity that we can’t appreciate heterogeneous, colourful things without wanting to claw at the screen and hiss? There’s an antonym of heterogeneous you know, and that’s homogeneous — which the mainstream utterly is, because every bloody mainstream game looks indistinguishably identical to the last.

    The same greyscale ‘colour’ palette, the same uncanny valley characters, the same fetishistic attachment to hyper-realism that removes any trace of human warmth or personal artistic style. The mainstream right now possesses qualities akin to the Cybermen or the Borg — originality in visual design is to be stamped out.

    Everything must look the same! It must!

    And, of course, whenever anything steps outside of that? It’s cartoony.

    So does this mean that Journey was cartoony and worthless because it had a stylised approach rather than the oft fetishised hyper-realistic approach? Are we saying now that Journey’s artistic style is cartoony and worthless?

    This is just really depressing.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. roadkill

    @5 Seriously? Did you actually read his b/s!? edit: And if you did, did you actually care!?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. saracenpros

    lol, look what i found on some polish site – this Dragon have face of Nicolas Cage.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. nklh4x0r

    EEEWWW, wtf is that thing on pic 2?! Rabbit pig?

    #8 1 year ago

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