EA Announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, Releases “Late 2013″

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Electronic Arts and BioWare officially announced Dragon Age 3: Inquisition this morning, revealing that the game will be released sometime in “late 2013″.

Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal, commented on the announcement, saying:

“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now. We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for — a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”

BioWare did not reveal any details about Dragon Age 3‘s story, but Executive Producer Mark Darrah did state on the game’s official website that we could “make some guesses from the title”.

Darrah added that Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is being developed by “a lot of the same team” that worked on Dragon Age and Dragon Age: Origins, and that DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine is being used as a “foundation” for the game.

Neither EA or BioWare announced the specific platforms that Dragon Age 3 will be released on next year.

Full press release below:

BioWare Announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

The Return of Dragon Age will be Bigger, Deeper and Powered by Frostbite 2

EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Dragon Age™ 3: Inquisition, the next chapter in the award-winning role-playing game (RPG) franchise, is in development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. Coming in late 2013, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite™ 2 technology.

“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. “We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for — a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”

Added Flynn, “At the same time, we know we need new technology to truly make this vision become fully realized. And we’ve been working with DICE to make Frostbite 2 the foundation for the engine that is going to power Dragon Age 3.”

The Dragon Age franchise has received over 80 awards from critics around the world, and has sold over 8 million copies to date*. Created by BioWare, the property has spawned many novels, an animated film, comic books, collectibles and more since Dragon Age: Origins launched in 2009.

For more information about Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, including updates from the development team and a letter to the fans from Executive Producer Mark Darrah, please visit the game’s official web site at http://dragonage.com. Dragon Age fans can also receive updates on Twitter® at http://twitter.com/dragonage, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/dragonage.

*According to internal EA data.


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