First Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshot

BioWare releases first image from Frostbite 3-powered role-playing game.

BioWare has released the first official screenshot for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The scene may look familiar, as it was featured in the game's E3 trailer (below).

BioWare previously released Dragon Age: Inquisition concept art, showing off castles, dungeons, and open fields.

Dragon Age: Inquisition runs on the Frostbite 3 engine, the technology also behind upcoming games Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals.

The role-playing game was recently delayed one year. It is now due out in fall 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

EA recently explained that its decision to drop the "III" from the game's title was for both marketing and story purposes.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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531 comments
Juvart24
Juvart24

Only thing I know is I will oppose the vileness that is the chantry and their Templar pets even if it means the total destruction of the  planet.

aslps33
aslps33

Why even release next gen if the blockbuster titles a YEAR from launch will still be sold on the old ones

MasterSatsujin
MasterSatsujin

I was somewhat excited about DA3 after seeing it during the EA Press Conference, but my recent replay of Dragon Age Origins reminded me of all the ways Bioware failed with Dragon Age 2. Though I enjoyed DA2, I felt the extensive dialogue combined with the overall epic feel of the surroundings, in Origins, were sadly removed.

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed about the series though. I doubt it can live up to Origins, but I hope Inquisition won't disappoint as much as DA2.

isisblack
isisblack

I am looking to in seeing what there going to be doing with this game and the gaming mechanics as well. I hope they put in more character customizations and better rpg elements to the game. with the next gen I am sure they will get creative

Bhargav_pvs
Bhargav_pvs

I guess the game is going to look the same as the cinematic, This cinematic is completely based on the engine behind the original game... So, I'm convinced with the visuals but it would have been a lot better if some gameplay is shown.

ceromaster
ceromaster

I don't understand why pple are mad at a game that's not even out yet..

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

A loot of hate for a game without even a gameplay sample.A guess this game is going to sell at least 2 million copies.And everyone is going to hate it like XBOX1 

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

EA just corrupted BioWare. that's why BioWare games started went to hell..

chrisbeaumont
chrisbeaumont moderator

WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO DRAGON AGE MAKES ME CRY FAT TEARS OF PAIN AND SADNESS

manutdarsenal
manutdarsenal

the game is still in development, this is not the finished product.

Snepstok
Snepstok

Seems their armorer cut corners after designing these helmets. Why else no armor for the arms?

Strigidae
Strigidae

Oh yeah, and whatever character people will play as, will probably be killed off, condensing 2 previous campaigns, including the one for DA: Inquisition, into 3 options. All to make way for DA:4. Disgusting... atleast they're mastering killing protagonists who've survived hell itself, only to be rewarded with a finite/mystic end. Then again, I am a philistine... with no appreciation for art and is labelled 'uncultured' to admit when the scum is dressed up as a storyline.

Strigidae
Strigidae

Moriggan didn't sound like she did in DA:O, Varric was probably briefly mourning Hawke and we'll probably have to pay to get the full story. Just as expected, what else is new regarding EA. Kudos, I say we take a brief moment to mourn what the industry has become.

KuRf
KuRf

they should just concentrate on the PC because DA was originally planned for PC as it is a Tactical RPG...but seeing it being on the consoles...im assuming the worst...much worst than DA2. RPG and Action don't mix...you can't think of a how to rain apocalypse thunder on some pion when all you can do is push A B buttons or X.

Well here's for the good old Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Diablo 1.

keymaster7
keymaster7

I just upgraded my graphics card, they better make a game that can make it cry at 1080p~ Of course, less buggy and more smooth will be fantastic. 

Also, this is basically the third installment of the series, why does the graphics of the characters looks so simple? Hardly any Depth, we need something like Mass Effect etc. 

Perhaps it is still a trailer, the game must still be in development.

bloodmoney92
bloodmoney92

Im just gonna wait for Mass Effect 4 or the next series! 

DA:O was the best but it got murdered!

KiPac
KiPac

This new Dragon Age has the worst looking art styles ever out of all Dragon Age series.

Jesus. Look at their faces. So fugly. Not only that, it looks cartoonish.

CP2077
CP2077

the fact that the has the same art style as DA2 makes me sick.

Nemesis4747
Nemesis4747

i have a bad feeling this game is gunna be crap, hope im wrong but EA will wanna create something that is simple and mindless for the mass population of dumbf&#ks that cant handle anything more complicated than 'point/click/die' 

BIOJECT
BIOJECT

Dragon Age is dead to me. It's rotting in a grave next to Mass Effect. 

Klyern
Klyern

#To its Bitter End

TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

Forget DA, I want Neverwinter Nights 3! Hopefully Obsidian and Bethesda can come together and make it happen, if not well there's always Elder Scrolls VI! <crosses fingers>

NinjaCoopa
NinjaCoopa

I really really want to get excited for this game, but I just cant.

ThePsiho
ThePsiho

thank you.more rpgs for ps4

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

Origins will always be a classic but I stopped caring about DA as a franchise a long time ago. The old Bioware is long dead. The magic is gone...

sammoth
sammoth

Witcher 3  > Dragon Age: Inquisition

VicariousWolf88
VicariousWolf88

@MasterSatsujin I am in total agreeance. DA1 was crazy large and you could loose yourself in it. DA2 was slimed down for better graphics and you went to the same place to many times and you never really left the city but it was still a great game.

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

@ViskiJack Bioware brought it upon themselves with that piece of shit they call a ending to the Mass Effect series.

isshiah
isshiah

@KiPac the style makes D:Origins seem like a different series. Like the Nolan Batman movies. The first one stands out by virtue of its title.

BIOJECT
BIOJECT

@Nemesis4747 Your feelings are probably correct. Don't buy it. Don't reward EA for destroying franchises and turning them into husks of their former selves. 

bloodmoney92
bloodmoney92

@BIOJECT Mass Effect is far better than any game story ive ever seen, its the closest story to reality.  Gameplay is Ehhh! but story is perfect!

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

@NinjaCoopa Tell me about it, they told us DA:O would be a successor to Baldur's Gate 2, which I replayed a few months before Origin's release, big mistake, it just made Origin's seem lackluster by comparison.

Revl8n
Revl8n

@BladeStrike1234 Agreed.  Bioware was murdered by EA.  I wonder if Ray and Greg still think the money they got was worth it?

Hilux-
Hilux-

@BladeStrike1234 But with this dagger in the screenshot, you will probably be able to fist people before killing them, you know Saints Raw style. that would be interesting :)

grnsuperman4
grnsuperman4

@bloodmoney92 @BIOJECT I'll give them their creative license for the ME3 end. It was a good story. But after that end I can't get myself to have any interest in returning to the Mass Effect universe. The story was told. It's over.

heimdal8
heimdal8

@Revl8n @BladeStrike1234 Yeah.... ME2 was great but the emphasis on action over RPG was troubling, DA2 was rushed beyond comprehension, SW:TOR was a failure and then came the whole ME3-ending debacle... Life under EA has NOT been good for Bioware.

jrh1524
jrh1524

@whackyq @sammoth He is probably making an educated guess based off of past experiences with franchises, reviews and information that is out on the games.  Do you work for EA or something?

jrh1524
jrh1524

@matt2kvx @sammoth Maybe he's saying something like, "if you ahve the money to just buy one game, buy Witcher 3"

Hilux-
Hilux-

@jrh1524 you're like the anti-toll, giving reasonable argument and stuff :)