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Dark Horse Comics just announced a new Dragon Age Comic focused on Fenris. It's entitled: Dragon Age: Dark Fortress.
The summary goes:
For Fenris' latest adventure, he is joined by Inquisition agents to prepare for an assault on an unbreakable fortress in yet another effort to save Thedas from unimaginable horrors. Can Fenris and this hardened group of warriors make it in time to stop Thedas from the verge of collapse once more?
First issue is set for a March 31 release.
Link for the article here: https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/12/22/fenris-and-the-inquisition-are-back-in-new-dragon-age-comic-series-dark-fortress?fbclid=IwAR0jV4ADsjDfOtemZ7-xIJuYmPczBC5-L9bFd_bu8-IYAHb60VNVKefaRj8
BioWare premiered the new teaser trailer for the next Dragon Age at the Game Awards 2020!
While the trailer does not reveal the subtitle for the next game (if there is to be one), it clearly tells us that the next game will feature a new protagonist, one with "no magic hand, no ancient prophecies." Varric narrates the trailer, stating that he's got your back, indicating his return in the next game. As in previous trailers, Solas, under the name of the Dread Wolf, features as well.
Watch the trailer here!
BioWare Double Feature at The Game Awards
From the BioWare Blog
Being part of The Game Awards this year was so exciting for all of us here at the studio, and we hope it was for you too.
Earlier today we teased a little more about Dragon Age, giving you a glimpse of the story and some of its characters. And, surprise! Another team within BioWare has already begun pre-production on the next chapter in the Mass Effect universe.
Rich, branching narratives, choices with consequences, and intrigui…
On December 3, 2020, Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of the Dragon Age franchise, announced his retirement from BioWare after 23 years. Christian Dailey, Studio Director at BioWare Austin, will be moving into the Executive Producer role for the upcoming Dragon Age game.
Casey Hudson, Project Director of the Mass Effect trilogy and General Manager of BioWare since 2017, also announced his retirement on the same day.
From Mark Darrah
"I have been at BioWare since the 90s. Back when CRPGs were considered a dead genre. Through the last 23 years, I have watched video games evolve and grow into a truly powerful communication medium. We are an important part of so many people’s lives. And BioWare has been a part of this journey. Though I remain confident in BioWare’s strength and continued place in this conversation, I have decided to retire from my position at BioWare.
This has been a very difficult decision for me. The team of amazing developers on Dragon Age, make my life fuller and bet…
There it is, fellow Thedosians. Out of the blue, BioWare have released a sneak preview of the the next installment of the Dragon Age series, for IGN's gamescom 2020. Unlike the previous video, this one is entirely devoted to the next Dragon Age, and it is chock full of concrete information, ranging from character names, voice actors, to concept art and behind the scenes of animation production.
In addition, the official website of https://www.dragonage.com has been updated, and a tag line was added, that reads "The world needs a new hero. Will you answer the call?". However, the website is not yet fully functional, and the link to "more updates" is currently broken.
You can watch the video here.
The video starts with Casey Hudson, the current general manager for BioWare, who previously worked on the original Mass Effect trilogy; introducing this sneak preview, and describes the game as still being in very early stages of production.
The videos features Mark Darrah - Executive Producer, Gr…
In an ocean of silence surrounding the production of the next Dragon Age, a droplet of news will seem like spotting a glimpse of land over the horizon.
During their annual EA Play, in the segment about the "future of gaming", i.e. the next-gen consoles of PS5 and Xbox Series X, EA's Chief Studios Officer by the name of Laura Miele talks about using technology in EA's future games. She mentions BioWare, as images of what appears to be the next Dragon Age installment show on screen, and she says "BioWare imagines and creates worlds where you become the hero of your own story, and we're using this next generation of technology to make these fantasy worlds your reality".
The full 50 minutes video can be watched here and the segment in question starts at 44:10.
Here are the screenshots of images shown in the presentation. Potential spoilers for Dragon Age 4 to follow, so be warned.
The first image appears to show some kind of a large tree, possibly in a graveyard, as there are urns and co…
A new Dragon Age comic has been announced for release on January 15th, 2020.
Entitled "Dragon Age: Blue Wraith", the 3-issue mini-series will feature Fenris prominently. According to a release from Comicbook.com, "Dragon Age: Blue Wraith starts off with the fanatical Qunari seeking to topple the Tevinter mageocracy. Caught in the middle, one powerful young mage’s desperate search for her father brings her face-to-face with a notorious mage hunter—Fenris, the Blue Wraith."
The creative team for the comic will feature writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, with art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa and covers by Sachin Teng.
Good News Everyone!
Behold our long silence is now broken and we are made whole once more. After a long silence we finally have some proper dragon age news for you, Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights, has been announced! Already there is a great deal of speculation that much like Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne, Dragon Age: Asunder and Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, this is the latest installment in bioware's trend of building up to the next game by doing a book about the setting beforehand to further flesh it out and build up hype. Unlike previous titles though, this one will not be a novel but rather an anthology of short stories set in Tevinter.
So all of this has naturally furthered speculation that the game's setting will be in the Tevinter Imperium. On the cover is a depiction of a Grey Warden, a Qunari and an elf who seems to have similar marking to Fenris. So hopefully this will be enough to tide us over until the next game. Hang in there gang! Maker Watch Over You.
After a long wait, BioWare has released a new teaser trailer for Dragon Age.
Accompanying the trailer is a new blog post written by Mark Darrah & Matthew Goldman. Goldman states "We’ve gathered our strongest team yet and are venturing forth on the most epic quest ever!".
Read the blog here.
Here's hoping it won't be such a long wait until we hear more news.
Good News Everyone!
The first issue of Dragon Age: Deception has been released!
The comic is available for purchase in print or digital format for $4.99
Good News Everyone!
Varric Tethras' pulp-noir novella, Hard In Hightown has been released and is now available for purchase. To celebrate please enjoy this excerpt from the text as read by the man himself:
The book is available for purchase at Darkhorse for $19.99
There is also an interview with Varric included below:
Interviewer: Thank you so much for finding the time in your busy schedule for us; it’s truly an honor! And why don’t we just jump off from there: You’re an adventurer, known for your exploits alongside both the Champion of Kirkwall and the Inquisitor — you’re a best-selling writer — and you’re the Viscount of Kirkwall, a major trade city in the Free Marches with plenty of its own problems. How do you find time for it all?
Ser Varric Tethras: It’s not finding time that’s the challenge. The real obstacle is Seneschal Bran. Adventures don’t follow schedules, and neither do… well, any of Kirkwall’s problems, to be …
A new Dragon Age comic series will be released in October 2018.
On June 29, 2018, Dark Horse Comics announced that the creative team behind Dragon Age: Knight Errant would return for the three-part Dragon Age: Deception. Writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, artist Fernando Heinz Furukawa, colorist Michael Atiyeh, and cover artist Sachin Teng are all returning for this new series.
The first issue will be released on October 10, 2018.
In addition, BioWare and Dark Horse have several other collaborations set to release later this year: Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown on July 31, 2018, Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne Deluxe Edition on September 18, 2018, and Dragon Age: The Calling Deluxe Edition on October 17, 2018.
I've just received following email from the Wikia/Fandom support (also available here):
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First thing first: Given that the DA Wiki has always been one of the few that are actually optimized for Monobook, is it ready for the irreversible switch to the Oasis skin?
Secondly, I dunno about you, but the lack of transparency about how exactly Monobook isn't compliant with the GDPR (you don't see Wikipedia abandon it, after all) and the shortness of this notic…
You can now pre-oreder the deluxe editions of 'The Stolen Throne' and 'The Calling' as well as 'Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2'.
The deluxe editions of the novels will feature brand new illustrations; foil stamped cover bound in supple faux leather; and a ribbon bookmark.
The 'Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2' is an oversized hardcover book that collects Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-#5 and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-#5 and features creator commentary and behind-the-scenes material.
Hi all! This is a quick note to inform the community that based on the conversation here, we are moving away from the forums and focusing on the discussions.
Because of this, the forums are now archived.
Firstly, here is some recent BioWare news you may or may not be familiar with.
Following an unsuccessful launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the BioWare studio responsible for the series, BioWare Montreal, was shut down and absorbed by EA Motive. The future of Mass Effect is not clear.
Casey Hudson, the project director for Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3, has left BioWare in 2014, but returned to BioWare some six months ago to replace Aaryn Flynn as the general manager. Recently he has stated that the the production on the next Dragon Age game was completely rebooted to "add more live elements". Naturally, with it being EA, the fans assumed it means EA are adding lootboxes a'la Star Wars: Battlefront II fiasco. But, Hudson was quick to clarify (or at least he tried to) that by "live" he meant "designing a game for continued storytelling after the main story". Whether that means spin off books/comics, DLC, multiplayer - nobody knows.
But less vaguely, recently Kotaku reported that EA have pushed back t…