Dragon Age 3 Gets Frostbite

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Today, BioWare has officially unveiled Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, due for release in late 2013 for undisclosed platforms. PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are obviously expected, but a Wii U version should also be likely considering Mass Effect 3 is getting a launch-window port to Nintendo’s new console this holiday season. That’s just educated guessing on my part.

With at least a year left in development, BioWare isn’t dishing out much in terms of details, but did want to get a jump on the rumor mill to at least announce the game’s existence. As if we didn’t already know it was coming.

Really, the only important bits of information confirmed so far are the late 2013 release target, the official subtitle of Inquisition, and that the third age of dragons will be powered by DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine tech, which should lead to Dragon Age 3 being the most visually impressive game in the series. Of course, BioWare also goes on and on about how they’ve listened closely to feedback from the two previous games to ensure this Dragon Age is the one fans want.

“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.”

Didn’t they say similar things when Dragon Age 2 was announced? How’d that work out?

Note: Top image is from Dragon Age II, not Dragon Age 3. But the logo is the official Dragon Age 3 logo.

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