This CG image from Dragon Age II encapsulates the wrath that BioWare fans felt after the release of that game. Hopefully, Dragon Age III: Inquisition will be more widely loved than its direct predecessor.

BioWare has taken the wraps off of Dragon Age III:  Inquisition, possibly the worst-kept secret in gaming.  The game is a follow-up to 2009’s much-loved Dragon Age:  Origins and 2011’s widely-hated Dragon Age II.  Dragon Age III:  Inquisition will run on a modified version of the Frostbite 2 engine that powers games such as Battlefield 3.  According to BioWare’s Mark Darrah–writing on the developer’s websiteDragon Age III:  Inquisition will feature a “more expansive world,” deeper character customization options, and increased “reactivity” to player choices.

According to Mr. Darrah, much of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Origins is working on Dragon Age III (in addition to new talent, of course).  BioWare plans on taking fan feedback into consideration while developing the game, which should hit store shelves sometime in late 2013 for unspecified platforms.

-Nick’s take:  I really liked Dragon Age:  Origins.  That being said, Dragon Age II was pretty much a disaster, especially for fans (critics liked it well enough).  Hopefully, BioWare can make a sequel that appeases both longtime RPG fans and newcomers.

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