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Dragon Age: Inquisition has playable Qunari, tactical view

Monday, 2 September 2013 00:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dragon Age: Inquisition is on show at PAX Prime this weekend, with BioWare revealing a fourth playable race and other interesting snippets during a panel and preview sessions, as well as gameplay footage and new screenshots.

Gamespot reports both male and female Qunari will be available when the player creates their Inquisitor.

The other major reveal from recent press showings is that Inquisition will feature a tactical view on all platforms, allowing players to pause the action and view battle from a top-down perspective. This mode was available in Dragon Age: Origins, but was missing from Dragon Age 2.

Cassandra and Varric from Dragon Age 2 have been confirmed as party members.

Eurogamer got some early footage of the RPG in action which you can check out below, along with some screens. Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014. It will have dragons, and you’ll be able to craft a custom backstory since you may not be able to import saves due to platform changes, although imports are still on the cards.

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24 Comments

  1. Biscuitpants

    looks weird as fuck

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Rafa_L

    Great news!

    I’m starting to believe I’ll give this franchise another chance =)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. wildBoar

    I know it’s the name of the game, grabbing posts from other sites, but seeing that Eurogamer logo on VG still made me wonder for a second there. Hopefully you’ll just drive up their hits though.

    And nice to see some weighty combat in rpgs finally, this still looks soo campy in comparison to the Witcher though.. I’ll propably want to replay W3 more than picking this up when it drops.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. infernalism

    Yeah, I’m going to wait a long time and read a LOT of reviews before I pick this up, if ever. I’ll never forget two things.

    1. EA owns BioWare.
    2. Dragon Age 2.

    Always be careful with Bioware.

    The Witcher 3? Pre-order.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    This looks fantastic and it looks like they are really trying to take the good parts of each game and bring it into this game along with its own perks like using Frostbite 3, destructible environments, more open areas, etc. I can’t wait to play this.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dark

    @5 1+

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Yeah… Frostbite 3. More like “I dunno wat to do wiz zis engine” another studio.
    So far EA tells me to preorder Witcher 3 and that’s good.

    and yeah, shitty battle system is still here but now with tactical view. Woohoo… you can do a barrel roll with heavy armor. Don’t forget that big-huge two-handed sword goes through shield. Impressive collision there.

    and what’s the point of big locations (open-world like locations) if most of them are empty and lifeless like in this trailer?

    do a barrel roll with that weaboo heavy armor!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    It’s been a good while since Bioware has shown anything halfway worthwhile.

    This is pretty, for sure, but it just looks completely tame in terms of what’s actually happening. I’d rather do a second run of Darksiders 2.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    This is Dragon Age II.5

    btw. wheel dialog is going to return…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dark

    Nah this is Dragon’s Dogma 2.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    There is really nothing to gauge of the game yet as it is still deep in alpha. It has more than a year to go. So considering this is in Alpha this is pretty damn impressive.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. sebastien rivas

    This is still too early to state this is DA2 all over again but it surely sounds like Bioware “may” listen too much to EA.
    This combat style of ease in/out, click a button the character slows 1/4 second then bam in your face and also smash down an enemy with a High shield/tower shield down to china inspires me that EA dropped in and said this game is not 8~12 years old enough, give me some ouplahey and massive visual strength, the player should feel stttrrrrrooooooonnnnnggggg arghhh!

    Though it is still very early, it sounds like Bioware does NOT like me anymore. I wait, see, and pray they will wake up with reasons and better judgements.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Mr Sparkle

    FOR THE QUN!!!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. G-Sama

    graphics are really shit compared to my expectations … i’m sorry to say this looks waay current gen ..
    i’m not saying that because i’m a graphic whore (though i might be :D ) , but because i really want to see an rpg where graphics truly shine..
    oh .. right , forgot the witcher 2 ..
    well , gameplay is fine but i did expect a little bit better mechanics
    still .. i loved origins , liked DA2 , let’s see if this will deliver or if it’s only a hit-and-miss

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ddtd

    The game is still a year out, so its a little unfair to pass judgement on a pre-alpha build.

    Also, IGN reported that while the combat is paused you can give your party orders. It didnt specify if or if not you could cue up multiple commands, but sounds promising.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. roadkill

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!! This is looking wicked! :D

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Edo

    @14 Sorry to inform you but you need to wear glasses…..”graphics are really shit” smh…

    #17 2 years ago
  18. gulfy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IML4hhg8Yz0 There are three youtube vids from Pax prime. The Girl taking the Vid is a bit excited though. Each vid is listed under the first one.

    Having wasted months in DA:O and only just started DA2 (for the back story to go with the new game) I have high hopes for this one.

    It does remind me a lot of Reckoning the Game though, especially the Melee.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Paranormal Pett

    I love the fact that they have brought isometric view back. Also with allowing the movement and set up of individual characters and where they should stand. Check out the 3rd video in Gulfy’s link and go to 4mins 25secs (even though you should watch them all.) I’m now really excited for this. For pre alpha, it is looking sick.

    What does every one think of only allowing a certain amount of health potions per mission and heading back to your main keep? No regenerative health bar, it should add an interesting element to things. Wonder if you can use health spells though?! any one heard on that?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Froseidon

    @14 – this is pre-alpha dude. All the way through PAX Prime, the words “pre-alpha build” were at the top right of the screen.

    Also, for anyone interested, this YT channel has all 3 parts of the PAX demo (off-screen): http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvYvEPqiC4TjnftGq-HG6UA

    Edit: Didn’t realise gulfy had put this here before, my bad!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Uncontested

    Doesn’t look or feel like Dragon Age… Looks more like they’re trying to rip-off a bit of Skyrim and a bit of The Witcher.. Dragon wing helmet? I really hope that shits optional and not what you have to wear the whole game.. they also need to get away from the ‘pre-built’ outfits that DA2 had… I hated that crap.. I want to customize my guys with what I want them to wear… -sigh-

    #21 2 years ago
  22. TheWulf

    Interesting, and a step in the right direction.

    Also, damn it, I knew I should have completed Dragon Age II. It also devolves into the same save the world nonsense. Goddammit BioWare. STOP THAT. The rest of the game is actually interesting.

    I still feel rotten over how the most interesting thing to be done with a fantasy world is apparently saving it by swinging our penises egos swords around.

    I’ve seen a lot of Inquisition, lately, and part of me wants it to be a good game. A good game which isn’t about saving the world, because I’m so blasé with that plot right now. It’s sad that an old PlayStation JRPG pointed out what was wrong with that, even. Yet here we are, and we might be doing it again. There are surely more interesting things to do in a fantasy world than exercise the most boring power fantasy of them all?

    No?

    See, I look at Dragon Age, and I can’t help but wonder what the story is of the Darkspawn and the dragons. Maybe it’s completely different to what we’re told on the side we’re forced to play, maybe that’s all propaganda and they’re angry about some past transgressions, maybe they have good reason to be upset, maybe they fear for their own.

    Who knows? I don’t. All I know is what I’m told about them by other people from a very one-dimensional perspective. And I don’t feel I have enough information to actually make any claims against them. I’d like to have a bit of a chat with one of those dragons to find out what’s really going on.

    What could make this more interesting, at least, is if saving the world was seen as committing genocide from another perspective, and if the campaign could be played from multiple perspectives.

    That’d be something.

    I want Inquisition to be better, but it probably won’t be. It’s likely going to be the same, one-dimensional foes, over and over again. Mass Effect delighted me by taking away the one-dimensional nature of the Reapers. Through the Mass Effect games, I absolutely hated that the Reapers and the Collectors were basically Space Invaders. They were being dicks because mysterious reasons, and it was annoying.

    I’m so, so sick of one-dimensional villains. I was tired of that in preschool.

    Hell, even Saints Row IV has a better villain than the usual BioWare games. Good grief, SR IV even made you question who the true villain there was. That’s more than BioWare has ever done. Are they afraid gamers will have an ever-loving freak out if their villains aren’t one-dimensional?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. TheWulf

    Still, it’s a step in the right direction, I suppose.

    I’ll have to wait to see where BioWare go with this. It’s weird to be filled with dread and cautious optimism.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. gulfy

    For me its a mash up of other games, but that is not always a bad thing, take the best of those and make yours better. So far I will be wasting another few months on this when it drops, most of 2015 lol.

    Its the building your “empire” so to speak that is what is calling to me this time round, far more involved than DA:O with just an army to find.

    DA2 at the mo is pretty dire, just playing it to get some back story for when this one drops. But the story seems ok ish and sets up the new game quite well.

    I just wish I could have carried on with my Warden(s) :(

    But so far its way more DA:O than DA2, you can fully equip your team members, tactical play.

    It does draw on Reckoning very much though, area bubbles, with passage between area’s, defo the melee side, and skyrim for the art style.

    I just hope they dont go the pre-order cobblers of previous and have loads of different gear split across different stores, hate that.

    Straight up plain game and then release the packs as DLC, or even rewards for doing an area, so you clear an area, get to lvl 10 say and you get a reward pack of new items, as a gift from your “allies”.

    That would work well I think, tie them into the story not just overload the character at the begining.

    #24 2 years ago

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  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]