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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Trailer Introduces Your Buddies In Thedas

BioWare's long-awaited role-playing game was finally revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase.


Dragon Age: The Veilguard, formerly known as Dreadwolf, was announced way back in 2018, but it didn't get more than a brief teaser over the next five-plus years: until now, that is. The game was fully unveiled during the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, and we are very excited to return to Thedas.

Electronic Arts dropped a new story trailer for the game during the showcase, running through some of the companion characters you'll meet during the game and giving a little sense of what they're like and how they'll help you smash through enemies on your journey. The trailer gives a quick look at seven of them: Harding, the Scout; Neve, the Detective; Emmrich, the Necromancer; Taash, the Dragon Hunter; Davrin, the Wardin; Bellara, the Veil Jumper; and Lucanis, the Mage Killer. The trailer also ends with a huge dragon dropping into a massive battle, towering over the proceedings. It's pretty neat.

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A little more context comes from an Xbox Wire article about The Veilguard that goes with the trailer. You'll create your own character to lead the companions you recruit along the way, who are drawn from throughout Dragon Age's various factions. They all have individual skill trees and specialized gear, as well.

We also got another important tidbit of information: Dragon Age: The Veilguard will launch in Fall 2024 for Xbox Series X|S and PC. There's also an official gameplay reveal coming on June 11.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard is the first new Dragon Age game since Dragon Age: Inquisition from 2014, which received numerous game-of-the-year honors at the time. Since its launch, developer BioWare has struggled with new projects, releasing Mass Effect: Andromeda to a mixed reception, followed by Anthem, which was a critical and commercial flop.

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