BioWare has released the first screenshot for Dragon Age: Inquisition, the role-playing-game that will run on the Frostbite 3 engine. The scene depicts something resembling the planning out of an attack. It has a woman in it, and you can only see her from behind. That’s sexist!
If you feel as if you’ve seen it before, you probably have. The exact scene is also seen in the E3 trailer, which you can drool over below:
The game had recently undergone a name change, as EA didn’t want gamers to think the game was a “follow-on” to the previous games in the series. Speaking to IGN, Frank Gibeau, EA Labels President explained the decision.
“I think there’s always this debate over numbers versus no numbers, what works, what doesn’t work,” Gibeau told IGN. “We felt like we wanted to bring more attention to the word Inquisition, because that’s more the story arc of what it’s like. There’s a whole bunch of gameplay and features and big story choices related to how you go through this Inquisition that happens in the world.”
“It’s a tactical marketing decision,” Gibeau continued. “There wasn’t anything that strategic about it, to be blunt. We just wanted to draw more attention to the fact that Inquisition is an all-new chapter inside of the Dragon Age universe, as opposed to people expecting a follow-on to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in a literal, linear sense.”
Dragon Age: Inquisition’s release has been delayed a year, and will now release in 2014 for PC, current-gen and next-gen consoles.
Last Updated: June 27, 2013