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Dragon Age 3 contains deeper customization, castles, large levels

Dragon Age 3 will bring back character customization to the series "in a big way," and some the levels are going to be rather large, according to BioWare.

Speaking during a panel during the the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo today in Canada, cinematic designer Jon Perry said "one level in Dragon Age 3 is as big as all of the levels in Dragon Age 2."

Not be outdone in the guess-what-else-is-bigger department, creative director Mike Laidlaw added that "customization is going to be bigger than Dragon Age Origins," and that players will also be able to customize their followers.

Players will also be able to control their own castle, and character choices from previous games will be importable. According to executive producer Mark Darrah, the team is looking into ways to do this "without save imports."

Series writer David Gaider also added during the panel that players will be human, and that "backgrounds will be in Dragon Age 3 even though you will be human, it's not playable but it does significant impact on the story." We're not too clear on that bit, but you can read the tweets from the game's producer Cameron Lee yourself here.

Also, Flemeth the shapeshifter, known as 'the Witch of the Wilds' will be in the game in some capacity, because according to Laidlaw: "It feels wrong to not have a little Flemeth in your game."

Dragon Age: Inquisition is slated for a late fall release in 2013.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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