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Dragon Age delay brought back playable races

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Dragon Age III, which we’re supposed to stop calling that and only refer to as Dragon Age Inquisition, is seeing the return of playable races.  Yay!  So how did this beloved element return to the game, and what impact will it have?

BioWare’s third installment in the Dragon Age franchise was pushed back by a year.  Whether you call it a delay or a revised release date, the game will only be coming out in (Northern Hemisphere) Autumn 2014.  This gave developers time to reinstate races, a decision that series creative director Mike Laidlaw said was “100 per cent based on fan feedback”.

Going back to the Dragon Age Origins approach, your choice of face will affect your character background and interactions.  No only will you have a unique experience at the start of the game, your interactions with other races and factions will be affected by your selection.  Additionally, you can choose whether or not you will play as a mage, something quite significant if you consider the backdrop of the game is a war between the templars and the mages.

Dragon Age Inquisition is releasing Q3 next year on current and next gen consoles, as well as PC.  I can’t wait!

Last Updated: August 16, 2013

27 Comments

  1. CypherGate

    August 16, 2013 at 11:34

    Seems like this is going to be quite the game. Looking forward to it

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  2. Rags

    August 16, 2013 at 11:38

    Just hope it does not water down the experience by stretching the canvas too thin. Looking forward to it too.

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  3. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 16, 2013 at 11:41

    Depth! give me that depth PLEAAAAASSEE!!!! I don’t want a dumbed down rpg with streamlined mechanics. PLEASE DEAR LORD PLEASE!!!!!!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 16, 2013 at 11:47

      Do you want the primary platform to be console or PC? trollol

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        August 16, 2013 at 11:47

        Obviously the most superior platform #Console

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        • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

          August 16, 2013 at 11:52

          Set fanboi mode to mild not OMFG mode

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            August 16, 2013 at 11:53

            Lol I kid, I actually … and this may shock you, played DA 1 on PC lol Man this game was so enthralling, On of my favorite games this gen

        • Paul Fouche

          August 16, 2013 at 11:53

          /vomit

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          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            August 16, 2013 at 12:00

            You can’t vomit here, the #Console fanbois will steal it

            πŸ˜›

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 16, 2013 at 12:10

            force feedback controller πŸ˜‰

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            August 16, 2013 at 13:41

            And use it to bake cakes! Mmmm forum vomit cake.. delicious! It goes well with gamer tears cola πŸ˜€

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            August 16, 2013 at 13:41

            And use it to bake cakes! Mmmm forum vomit cake.. delicious! It goes well with gamer tears cola πŸ˜€

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 16, 2013 at 11:57

          tee hee

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        • Sargon

          August 16, 2013 at 13:30

          I wanted to downvote for the comment.. but your profile picture said no! >..<

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      • silverscorpio

        August 16, 2013 at 13:26

        I prefer it on PC but I have both console and pc versions of DA:Origin.

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  4. Lardus-Wolverine

    August 16, 2013 at 12:06

    Have not played any Dragon Age games. Hopefully the “multiple races” gets included when the next Mass Effect comes around in 50 years!

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    • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

      August 16, 2013 at 12:07

      There is, and can only be ONE Shepard

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      • Lardus-Shepard Incarnate

        August 16, 2013 at 12:16

        Agreed. But since they claim the Shepard story is over, it is a good time to be someone other than a plain old human. Imagine being a blue babe or a walking bird or a bubble-babe! And not being called Shepard!

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        • Vampyre Squirrel

          August 16, 2013 at 12:23

          Yeah… now your name will be Sheep… or Milkman… or something arb like that.

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      • Rock789

        August 16, 2013 at 12:32

        Actually two – male or female… Lol… πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ Yes, they are separate races, damn it! πŸ˜‰

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        • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

          August 16, 2013 at 13:30

          ONE Shepard, the male Shepard.

          The other runs funny

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          • Sargon

            August 16, 2013 at 13:33

            If by “funny” you mean “with glorious purpose”? Then yes. Funny. Oh so perfectly funny! Liara too, come to think of it!

  5. silverscorpio

    August 16, 2013 at 13:24

    I hope it is as good as Dragon Age Origins. Dragon Age 2 was terrible. Hopefully they will remember to use more than one cave.

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    • Sargon

      August 16, 2013 at 13:31

      This is good. Because they actually used one cave in DA 2. They just divided it into sections and then reused the entrance. Sneaky buggers.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 16, 2013 at 13:39

        The second time I entered a cave I thought I’d accidentally fast traveled to the wrong location.

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  6. Sargon

    August 16, 2013 at 13:29

    “your choice of face will affect your character background and interactions.”

    Awesome statement. Though I always felt it was a choice of ears or stature that did that. Apparently my characters had faces all this time? That’s news to me. πŸ˜›

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  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    August 16, 2013 at 13:40

    Let’s hope it’s not “streamlined” and “dumped down” into oblivion like DA2.

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