Dragon Age: Inquisition's huge Inquisitor's Edition costs $170

Available on all platforms, this collector's edition includes physical goodies and the Deluxe Edition's digital bonuses.

As promised, a physical collector's edition of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been revealed, and it's quite the sizable (and pricey) one.

The Inquisitor's Edition is now available for pre-order through GameStop for a whopping $170. It includes the Deluxe Edition of the game (consisting of bonus in-game goodies like extra mounts and a throne made out of a dragon skull) as well as a variety of physical pieces. These include a cloth, scale map of Thedas (measuring about 22" x 32"); a 72-card tarot card set; four map markers; a 40-page Inquisitor's Journal; a steelbook case; and more.

All of this is contained within a "highly detailed exclusive" case created by TriForce measuring in at about 8.5" x 13.5" x 14.5". According to the description, "The case is individually wrapped in faux reptile skin, has the mark of the Inquisitor stamped on top in gold foil, with an interior fitted with imprinted red silk."

Also included in the Inquisitor's Edition is a six-piece lock tool set. While the listing doesn't make it clear what the purpose of this is, a close look at the image above shows some fine print noting that it's used to open a hidden compartment in the case. What's contained inside wasn't specific. (How mysterious!)

The full list of contents follows below:

  • Highly detailed exclusive Inquisitor's Edition case produced by TriForce measures approximately 8.5" x 13.5" x 14.5"
    • The case is individually wrapped in faux reptile skin, has the mark of the Inquisitor stamped on top in gold foil, with an interior fitted with imprinted red silk.
  • Cloth map of Thedas drawn to scale measuring approximately 22" x 32"
  • 72 card Major and Minor Arcana tarot card deck with custom artwork depicting mythology from Dragon Age lore.
  • Inquisitor full scale, six piece, lock tool set
  • One set of four full scale map markers each approximately measuring 3.5" x 3.5" x 4"
  • Inquisitor's Badge
  • Quill and Inkpot
  • 40-page Inquisitor's Journal
  • Orlesian Coins
  • Limited edition SteelBook case to house your copy of the game

The Inquisitor's Edition will be available for all five of the game's platforms--Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC--when the game launches on October 7.

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166 comments
mattress805
mattress805

The inquisitor staes that if you spend 170$ on a copy of a video game you deserved to be drawn and quartered; as well as have your tongue cut out. Lol

Nefarious13
Nefarious13

I heard when you buy it something AWESOME HAPPENS! ;)

Vodoo
Vodoo

If they put something usefull, like a Keychain or Necklace, it would be more enticing. When you throw in a bunch of fantasy crap that just collects dust, like those coins or tarot cards, it makes the package worthless imo. The only cool dust collector is a nice statue. I mean it doesn't matter how much junk they throw in there, it's still junk that has no useful purpose whatsoever.

4love10
4love10

thievery in bright daylight.

dragoonslayer19
dragoonslayer19

I like swag and all but dang $170 is a bit much. I'll just wait it out and see if they have any cool stuff with the regular pre-order like they had with DA:2.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

O.....m.....g.  A cloth?!  A CLOTH?!?!???  >Rushes to get wallet<.

justin01
justin01

Waiting for Mass Effect 4 CE with an inflatable Asari.

corrus
corrus

They knows that fanboys would do anything for them $170 LOL

don_dalati777
don_dalati777

whats all the fuss about? thats one of the best collector's edition ive seen in any game ... and collectors were never made for the regular "meh the gameplay sucks" gamers... its for fans of the story and universe...most def buying this, DA tarot cards mofos!

starjay009
starjay009

Another greedy trick by an EA crony - Bioware. NO THANKS. I can buy at least 4 games for that price. What do these game companies think about us fans ? This is broad daylight robbery of the highest degree. Make it 80$ and we can call it even. 

theGirlyGamer
theGirlyGamer

Yep, definitely going to be getting this. Absolutely fantastic! Time to start saving up my spare change, I guess.

byzantine_chant
byzantine_chant

Uh... no thanks!


I'm gonna get this game, but not for $170. LOL

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

No life size statue of Morrigan? That sucks!!

Spartan070
Spartan070

2 Deluxe versions already paid in full, one for me one for my sister, swapping both pre-orders over to this tomorrow.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Color me interested I may run off and get this not on the principle of course more on the whim of extra pocket money that I need to burn.  = )

zintarr
zintarr

Because DA2 was such a terrific game...FU BioEA!

tommynj
tommynj

170 what ? Devs getting insane with collectors editions with an insane price. Just give me the game because that is what matters most.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Reserving my collector edition today, I've never been this excited ever!!!!!

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

What if I want all this stuff, but I want the digital copy of the game....hmmm

spector000
spector000

If they need so much useless junk just to sell this game it must be really bad. BioWare has 0 credibility left in my book. I wouldn't buy a peace of paper with RPG written on it from them, let alone a game. 

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

After being burned by Dragon Age 2, I'm skeptical about buying the regular edition of this game, let alone a $170 dollar version.

mattress805
mattress805

That's funny. Vandal and the Seven dwarves come to your house for a pizz party!

tim_ferentar
tim_ferentar

@don_dalati777  I totally agree with you dude. I've been collecting collectors editions for a long time now and i really am honest when i say that this will probably top most of them. You even get a real box with faux reptile skin on it. Almost all other CE's you get a thin cardboard look-alike. It doesn't have a figurine but who cares if you see what you get with it. And try buying all those items separate from a store. It will cost you a lot more that way then this is marketed for. I love it and i'm getting it for sure :D. 


Like you said. This is for the fans :D

ANGRYWOLF
ANGRYWOLF

@TheDarkNut

A life size staue of Tallis .

I can say that as I am not a community director for Bioware.Rotfl. 

Zloth2
Zloth2

@TheDarkNut Too expensive, plus it would make the box difficult for retailers to put on shelves.  Now let's see, what would be like a life size statue but would be cheap and could fit in a much smaller box.... hmmm....

byzantine_chant
byzantine_chant

@zintarr  But the first game was excellent. I think they got the hint and are probably returning to the style of the first game. (?)

Spartan070
Spartan070

Because we should totally judge DA:I solely off DA2 right?

Fallen_Lord
Fallen_Lord

@spector000  

I am not jumping to conclusions either way about the game but you don't have to buy the collectors edition. I actually prefer something like this that has lots of detailed stuff about the actual game world than a statue. 

byzantine_chant
byzantine_chant

@Scorch_22  Yup. I'll be watching many different reviews before going near this one. And playing a demo if they release one. 

Stebsis
Stebsis

@Scorch_22 To be fair DA2 was very competent in the time Bioware had, only about a year. It wasn't exactly horrible game considering that, mechanics were solid, characters weren't outright bad though certainly not the best, combat still maintained its tactical side and was all around better actually imo. With another year or two it definitely would've been much, much better. And now they have time. Bioware people aren't incompetent, they just need to be given the opportunity to make that game they want.

hwrdstrnsbals
hwrdstrnsbals

@Scorch_22   very valid point...


even if the game might suck, or might be magnificent, should a game that has exactly 2 media entries in the franchise (both video games) warrant a special edition like this?  isn't this the type of thing reserved for well estabilised IP's with tens, and even hundreds, of published/licensed entries into the franchise, tons of other collectibles, a fleshed out lore, and millions of long-time fans.  this game has none of those things.

brightmight
brightmight

@Scorch_22 yes, because of DA2 they should prove that this one is actualy worth it this time, Not another boring money milking sequel again.

theGirlyGamer
theGirlyGamer

@starjay009 It's a LOT of change. Still, it's not coming out until October. Plenty of time to save up.

Cowbie
Cowbie

@Spartan070 Yes, to a point you should judge DA: I based on DA2. You should be completely skeptical and that means not jumping into collectors editions. I'm even holding off from buying until the first week or two are over, and reviews have come in. Fool me once, shame on you etc...

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

@Spartan070  When it's the same team that brought us DA2 and ruined the Dragon Age franchise - logically speaking - yes, we should. 


The creative director from DA:O left the company during the production of DA2, and all hopes of the franchise going back to it's roots walked right out the door with him. 

Cowbie
Cowbie

@Stebsis @Scorch_22 No, just no. I don't know how anybody can say that with a straight face. The standards in the gaming community are ridiculously low.

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

@Stebsis You're right, the mechanics and combat were much better in DA2, but the thing that drew me into the first game (the story) wasn't really present in the second one for me. I'm not saying they were incompetent at all, being in a creative career myself I rarely use the word incompetence. I just personally feel burned by the second one after being fairly impressed by the first Dragon Age.


Am I going to rip the game apart and threaten the developer's lives because I was disappointed with DA2? Of course not. I just simply will be a little cautious about DA3 and read reviews on it before purchasing. I love Bioware, and everything they create, always have. To this day I still consider the Mass Effect series my favorite game series of all time.


Plus I can't really imagine myself paying $170 for any collectors edition honestly haha :D

DanielCorfour
DanielCorfour

@hwrdstrnsbals @Scorch_22  Reserved for established IP's with tens of published entries? You clearly never heard of the video game industry.. First of all, name one IP with "hundreds" of individual entries.. c'mon that made-up criteria is just ridiculous. Even tens is. By your logic Skyrim shouldn't've gotten a collectors edition either, because it's only the 5th entry. 


Not that it matters. These days, the AAA publishing doesn't plan for a game, they plan for sequels. Watch Dogs, a brand new IP is getting tens of different collectors editions/uber editions/deluxe/Uplay editions and whatnot, and a sequel is already in the works, even though the game hasn't released yet. Titanfall had a collectors edition(new IP as well) and was barely out the gates when Titanfall 2 was confirmed.


And more to the point, series have fan bases, some of which are willing to pay extra cash for some statues. Dragon Age especially has a huge one. I personally wouldn't buy it, but this doesn't concern me. It's a way for companies to make extra cash, and no one "needs" an extra statue or map in their living room. It doesn't take away from the core experience. My problem is with day-one DLC's that do take away from the game. 

yngsten
yngsten

@hwrdstrnsbals @Scorch_22  


It has quite a few fans, maybe not long time, but still very dedicated. I don't know if you've seen the people showing up on Bioware press events with Dragon Age armor. As for the game, DA 2 had a little over a year in development, DA: Inquisition has more than three. That alone, and also what I've seen makes me not worry about it turning into another DA2.

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

@brightmight I agree with you, that's the part that makes me more optimistic about DA3. Whenever a company has to prove itself in a franchise, the end product tends to be pretty dang good. I can't say that's always the case 100% of the time for all games trying to redeem themselves, but it makes me feel better about buying some games.

tim_ferentar
tim_ferentar

@theGirlyGamer @starjay009  Though on the other hand. TriForce usually only makes very limited stuff (mostly around 200 pieces for an item globally) so you might want to save a bit faster before you can't get it anymore :p

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

@Spartan070 @jerusaelem And by that flawed logic, Duke Nukem Forever should be the single greatest game of all time. Time is irrelevant. It's the same terrible team that needlessly deconstructed Dragon Age: Origins and drove the original creator away in the first place. On top of that, that's only their RECENT excuse, and is little more than lip service in a feeble attempt to lure back lost fans of the original game. If you look back to DA2's release, they were defensively proud of what they thought they had accomplished and when the fans complained, EA bioware simply told them they were wrong. My faith in EA bioware is hitting bedrock at this point, and this $170 pre order "special edition" isn't exactly doing much for their credibility. 

Spartan070
Spartan070

@jerusaelem @Spartan070  Dev time for DA2 = 16 months, dev time for DA:I = >3years and counting.  DA2s main problem is that is was one of the most rushed AAA titles in history, not so here.

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

@yngsten  I think another part that makes me optimistic about DA3 is that the developers recognize the mistakes they made in DA2, something many other companies would never own up to . I have watched a couple of interviews where they don't dodge the subject about DA2's shortcomings, and how they look at other franchises in the fantasy RPG genre (ex. Skyrim) for influence, which for me personally, is a good thing.