Dragon Age 3: BioWare Survey Reveals New Info, Art, Characters

Tom Hopkins

Dragon Age 3 could be well into development, judging from a recent survey which has spilled new possibilities for the RPG sequel.

Published on Aug 20, 2012

Dragon Age 3 may not be officially announced, but BioWare has spoken about the game on more than one occasion - and now the developer appears to have spilled what could be relatively finalised details about the game - including the fact that players will become an "Inquisitor".

A new BioWare customer survey, summarised on NeoGAF, reveals  Dagon Age 3: suffix options including: The Breach, Exarch, Inquisition, Inquisitor and Apocrypha.

Meanwhile a synopsis was revealed, with survey participants asked to highlight the bits they liked:

"The great nation of Orlais, the most powerful empire in Dragon Age, tears itself apart in civil war. The stout men and women of Ferelden struggle to recover and reclaim their nation from the horde of vile Darkspawn that lay waste to its lands a decade ago. The Templar order has broken away, claiming the church has become too lax in policing the dangerous powers of the mages. The Mage circles have rebelled, believing the Templars have become too strict, too zealous in their duties, and too quick to slaughter those who step out of line.

"The world of Dragon Age is one on the brink of collapse, and when a desperate gathering in the name of peace becomes the epicentre of a magical blast that decimates the Chantry's leadership, it becomes clear that someone or something is manipulating events to drive the world into chaos.

"From the ashes of that explosion, something new rises: The Inquisition. As the Inquisitor, it falls to you to build up your power and martial your forces, uncover secrets and build connections across the world. You must explore forgotten spaces, uncover ancient mysteries and uproot those who would destroy the fabric of the world."

BioWare hinted at the land of Orlais previously for Dragon Age 3. An alternative synopsis apparently reveals that demon hordes have invaded:

"A portal between the worlds unleashes hords of demons in the land, civil wars rip apart nations and the corruption is limitless. Someone is behind the shadows, drawing the threads which destroy the world. Time has come for the Inquisition.

"Take the Inquisitor's cloak and lead the only force able of bringing light into the darkness. Choose the direct method and gather your armies, send spies into the shadows or engage in a political war, make friends and use your connections indirectly: it is up to you how you lead the inquisition. But you'll have to take lead of it from the beginning. Make your player a rogue, warrior or mage and set up your crew from up to ten (!) complex companions to lead them against those who attack you by systematically spying on, revealing and destroying them."

Other details from the survey are listed below:

- Play as a warrior, mage or thief
- Online/Co-op modes
- special finishing moves
- Create a team of up to 10 characters
- An abundance of key decisions to be made
- Send spies and engage in political war
- Control over the night/day cycle
- Improved party control
- Four companions simultaneously


Check out out more of the character art over at NeoGAF.



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