Dragon Age: Inquisition PS4 Jaws of Hakkon DLC Release Date Revealed

BioWare RPG's first expansion coming to PlayStation and last-gen consoles later this month.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's Jaws of Hakkon expansion, which launched in March exclusively for Xbox One and PC and caused a bit of controversy, now has a release date for the PlayStation 4 and last-gen editions.

BioWare announced through Twitter on Friday that Jaws of Hakkon, Inquisition's first major story expansion, will be released on PS4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on May 26.

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Set in an overgrown wilderness populated by the Avvar hunter people, the $15 content will see players exploring an "ancient Tevinter fortress that hides a dangerous secret."

Gamers can also expect to face off against new enemies, and amass new legendary armor and weapons. Jaws of Hakkon concludes with a battle against an "ancient god of war bent on destroying the world."

In GameSpot's 7/10 Jaws of Hakkon review, critic Austin Walker praised its new perspective on the Dragon Age lore and its gorgeous and varied environments. But Walker also wrote that Jaws of Hakkon lacks the cinematic storytelling of the base game, and notes that a few missions can be boring.

Jaws of Hakkon was released first on Xbox One as part of an exclusivity arrangement between BioWare studio owner Electronic Arts and Microsoft. As part of this agreement, BioWare was forbidden from even talking about when the content would be released on other platforms.

BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn said back in March that he hopes PlayStation fans won't boycott Jaws of Hakkon due to the developer's exclusivity deal with Microsoft.

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shuval4

I've spent over 100 hours in the dragon age world and loved absolutely every minute. Come to find out since I'm on ps4 I don't get expansion until May 26. I was def looking forward to it but most likely gonna miss it now. May 19 the witcher wild hunt is surely gonna suck all my gaming time up and I won't loose any sleep over missing out on the expansion. Microsoft didn't even want them discussing when it would come out on ps4 how lame

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Zaikeiil

It's about time, but I'm still waiting until the price of Inquisition comes down in price before I get the PS4 version to get it, despite I already have the PS3 version. Then again, even if I get it for the PS3, I'm going to be busy playing The Witcher 3, since the game is coming out a week before the dlc comes out. What great timing Bioware(Or should it be EA?) has when it comes to the release date. I do hope that they won't leave any plot holes, 'cause I really want to know why Solas did what he did, in the cutscene after everything is set and done.

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PlaWeird

@zaikeiil: Same here, gonna start buying DLC when I upgrade to this gen. From what I've seen, the DLC doesn't really relate to the story so don't worry about that. Actually, I'm pretty sure the story will continue in DA4 - I'd prefer DLC but it's just a feeling I've got.

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tightwad34

What is that thing the player is riding? A Dragon/Horse/Giraffe?

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Zaikeiil

@tightwad34: It is a Dracolisk. You can only get it by defeating a dragon for the first time, and going to the war table to do the mission thing to get it.

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JustBeFahad

I've read up on it on the wiki and watched some Youtube videos. The gameplay was mediocre so the only thing I really cared about was the lore, and this DLC is sick when it comes to lore.

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tightwad34

@justbefahad: How can you say the gameplay was mediocre when you watched a you tube video?

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RSM-HQ

@tightwad34@justbefahad: Agreed, many here seem to be hipsters. Attempting to have a gaming perspective from the back seat!


For the record he's not wrong about the gameplay being underwhelming. However, I 'played' to know that!!


*Ugh/

Is anyone here an actual gamer anymore?!

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tightwad34

@RSM-HQ: It seems like hipsters are multiplying rapidly. I'm sure there are true gamers around but sometimes you gotta dig a little to find them.

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RSM-HQ

@tightwad34@RSM-HQ: Basically all them true gamers are on the GameFAQ board 90% of the browsing time, with myself included.


Most you find here cling to 'likes', trashing or praising games they'll never play, based on what other hipsters want to read!

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tightwad34

@RSM-HQ@tightwad34: Oh, I always forget about GameFAQs. I spend way too much time on IGN. I don't have an account with them, though. I just go for the completely ridiculous articles and some of the asinine comments. It's pretty bad over there but entertaining none the less.

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RSM-HQ

@tightwad34: The discussion events on IGN are decent, though find most the articles are copy and pasted from Destructoid.

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tightwad34

@RSM-HQ: Never been on Destructoid's site. I'll have to check it out. What other sites do you visit?

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RSM-HQ

I'd rather hear if Bloodborne got an expansion.

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Zaikeiil

@RSM-HQ: Bloodborne just came out February, give people time to play the game, before shoving expansions in our faces.

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Lateraliss

I'll be way too busy being balls deep in Witcher 3.

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Zaikeiil

@Lateraliss: You got that right. I'll be too busy randomly roaming around before I go deeper into the main story.

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austint30

It would be cool is there was an Eragon Saphira DLC. It there was, I would buy this game and the DLC!

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atakanovic

I wasn't gonna buy it anyway because of that exclusivity crap they pulled on us but what a stupid decision to release it so close to The Witcher 3. I liked DA:I but no way in hell I would play this over Witcher 3. Your loss EA

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AllanIrvine

YAY......no.

I won't support alienating devs.

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blackothh

fetch quest game gets more fetch quests! yay!

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MistwalkerZ

Not buying it.

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uxtull

Yup, this piece of content gonna turn the game into The Witcher 3 killer. In your face CDPR.

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Chippiez

I wish these games looked as good in motion as they do in screenshots. The 30fps thing is a trend that needs to die. I really wish MS/Sony would've put a bit more oomph into this gen. It's going to be a LOOOONNGG generation of middling mediocrity from a performance perspective.

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GrendelSP

Too little. Too late.

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Monsterkillah

Snake : "Kept you waitin huh"

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RicanV

Will pick this up for a heavy discount in a year or so with all DLC.

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OldDadGamer

Well. That was, what? Six weeks?


I'm sure in that six weeks thousands, if not millions of people bought X1s just to play this right away.


What are the console makers thinking writing checks for this timed exclusive DLC garbage?

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froidnite

@olddadgamer: Lol...This is more to make people who have both PS4 and X1 to buy the X1 version of the game. Afterall, MS makes more money from software sales than hardware sales.

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OldDadGamer

@froidnite@olddadgamer: Wow. You think it works?

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leviathanwing

@olddadgamer@froidnite: it didnt work on me... multiplats go on the ps4 in that scenario... so, no it doesnt work.

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RicanV

I'm used to timed exclusivity. Not the mystery reveal date that went on here.

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OldDadGamer

@RicanV: Well, yes, used to it, but what's the play for the console makers? MS must've paid EA. Ok. Fine. But you pay money to make it back. How'd they make it back?


People go out and buy consoles for exclusive games. That makes sense. But did anyone buy an X1 just to get this early? Enough to cover the money MS must've paid?


And Sony does it, too.


Seems to be an odd investment, is all.

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RicanV

I agree 100%. I don't understand the benefit. In fact I think it's more detrimental since you agitate a fan base.

I think it's more of a "were taking care of our own" kind of deal.

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OldDadGamer

@RicanV: Yup. And agitating can make business sense if done right. The only time I thought "Hey, maybe I WILL get an X1" was when I thought Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a straight up exclusive. Once I knew it was timed? Said "Meh. I can wait. Not worth 400 bucks to play it right away." I'm sure a lot of other people said the same. So THAT investment by MS just cheesed people off, and didn't sell many consoles (they lost a sale here, for sure).


Don't get it.

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Ambivalist

@olddadgamer@RicanV: I'm guessing it's not about any one timed exclusive, but having a roster. Like you said, you also had the thought about Tomb Raider. There's probably not a lot of people out there who would buy one system over the other over timed exclusivity on one game they like, but if that's the case for a dozen games they're interested in? It becomes a little more enticing.


But, I never bought a console over stuff like that. I don't even really know what sells me on a console. Price point maybe? I play pretty much anything, so I'm usually able to be happy with whatever I get.

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OldDadGamer

@Ambivalist@olddadgamer@RicanV: I'll admit, I went Sony (PS4's my first console) because of Naughty Dog. But those are straight up, not timed, exclusive GAMES. Not timed, not DLC, not extra maps for Destiny.

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Chr0noid

Good luck getting anyone to buy it Bioware. I'll be too busy playing The Witcher 3 ; )

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adro191

Witcher 3 coming soon, will probably pick this expansion along with the other two coming in at least 6 months

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PlaystationZone

Didn't get dragon age 3 why ? Because waiting for game of year edition of cause

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Zaikeiil

@playstationzone: I'm thinking of getting the game of the year edition too, if they decide that it's going to happen. If they do what they did with Dragon Age Origins, and come out with a Ultimate Edition, with all the single player dlc, then I'm going to get the dlc then.

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khelandros

@playstationzone: I didn't get it because I never finished the second one. Had some weird glitch that broke a quest line and couldn't complete it. Bioware knew about this glitch but never fixed it, so ended up selling the game.

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Monsterkillah

I love your broken english..so stylish....

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leviathanwing

@Monsterkillah: if you think thats something we used to have a guy around here who typed like how shatner spoke. every. single. word. was. a. sentence. unto. itself. Kirk. Out.

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tightwad34

@leviathanwing: Lol.

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toffifee

@playstationzone: I wish I had your patience. :).