Sections

Dragon Age: Inquisition keep-building mechanic revealed

Friday, 3rd January 2014 12:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Dragon Age: Inquisition will include a keep-building mechanic that sees players capturing and maintaining strongholds across the world to unlock new quests. The system has been detailed in a new preview today.

It follows BioWare producer Cameron Lee downplaying the similarities between Dragon Age: Inquisition’s plot and Mass Effect 3. He also discusses the Quanari as a playable race. Hit the link to find out what he said.

Now, OPM has published a fresh Dragon Age: Inquisition preview, which addressed BioWare’s new keep mechanic.

At one point the player will attempt to capture an enemy keep alongside support characters Varric, Vivienne and Cassandra. Once you’ve claimed the stronghold you will unlock quests in the surrounding area. There are keeps scattered throughout Orlais, each rewarding the player with new tasks once they’re liberated.

The site adds that players can assign Inquisition agents to keeps to perform duties, such as spending 50 of them on rebuilding a fallen colossus, which boosts troop morale when invaded. Another given example sees players tasking ten troops to build a sulphur mine and boost the Inquisition’s income.

Do you like the sound of the keep system? Let us know below.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is out Q3, 2014 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Latest

5 Comments

  1. Badumtsss

    I love stuff like this. Usually more than main story :D.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    “Dragon Age: Inquisition will include a keep-building mechanic that sees players capturing and maintaining strongholds across the world to unlock new quests. The system has been detailed in a new preview today.”

    Puzzle Quest features a similar mechanic, as did/does Assassin’s Creed (although less with the maintenance) and GTA: San Andreas also, so. when he says “maintain”, what is he referring to? Maybe it’s the way it’s been presented, but for an announcement I imagine was supposed to make a big impression on the new Dragon Age, it’s lack of detail/media to illustrate it in action leaves me unimpressed and the wishy-washy language inspires caution. Go, Preview!

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 Yeah, it’s not the best preview, is it?

    #3 7 months ago
  4. FlyBoogy

    Sounds like FC3 camps…

    #4 7 months ago
  5. fearmonkey

    @4 – Yeah thats what I was thinking too. Those camps were my favorite part of the game so far, so it might be fun :)

    #5 7 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.