Dragon Age 4 is on its way. Warning: Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition spoilers included.
We've known Dragon Age 4 was on its way since witnessing the end of Inquisition. The dialog left nothing to the imagination: the story was not over...
... #TheDreadWolfRises with an ominous greeting, "So, you found me at last. I suspect you have questions." Yes, we do. We really do.
When is the release date for Dragon Age 4?
April 2022 is the earliest we could see Dragon Age4.
The chief operating and financial officer at EA, Blake Jorgensen, said Dragon Age 4 will be seen, "probably", after the 2022 fiscal year. So, we won't see the game for at least another year, April 2022 at the earliest. But we all know how delays happen, especially looking at how 2020 went.
Covid affected game development, much as it has everything else, in 2020. In July, we heard that work was still being completed on Dragon Age 4, just from a safe distance at home.
What we know is true about Dragon Age 4
Mark Darrah, BioWare's executive producer, gave a tease for Dragon Age 4 screenshots back at the end of 2019. Luckily, we have been steadily collecting more tidbits for you.
At Gamescom Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley, BioWare shared a sizzle reel of Dragon Age 4 concept art. Giving us an opening look into the world we will see. And in the newest artbook released, it seems confirmed that Dragon Age 4 will take us into Tavinter.
The Story so far
Warning: This section contains spoilers from the second and third installments of Dragon Age. If you plan on playing Dragon Age and you don't want spoilers, skip past this section
Playing Dragon Age 2, we traveled into the Deep Road with Verric and his brother Bartrand on a mission to recover the Dwarven treasures. It was on this treasure hunt we stumbled upon a thaig overflowing with red lyrium. Locked in the center of this thaig of lyrium is a pedestal, and sat upon it, an idol. The same idol shown in the 2018 teaser trailer.
Throughout the game, we learn of the power held in red lyrium. Bartrand becomes corrupted by the idol. And in Act 2, when we have to enter Bartands home and confront him, he tells us how he "hears a song" sung by the red lyrium idol. Bartrand has committed unspeakable crimes against his servants, attempting to grow red lyrium from their bodies. To further frustrate an already horrible situation, he no longer has the idol. Bartrand sold the idol to Meredith, the Knight Commander of Kirkwall. The idol's corruption has continued to fill the city of Kirkwall as Meredith turns her fight against the mages and magic. Meredith takes this battle to an extreme and the city of Kirkwall is all but destroyed.
Dragon Age taught us the story of the Dread Wolf. The Dread Wolf moniker refers to Fen'Harel, a mischievous trickster god, much like we view Loki. He is the Elven god of betrayal. We pick up bits and pieces of information about him throughout the game, but our companion left out an important aspect of his life; he is the Dread Wolf.
Enjoy this little reminder of our conversation with Solas before he departs:
Lyrium remains a prominant aspect in Inquisition and with the re-emergence of this idol, what corruption is yet to come in Dragon Age 4?
What could be true about Dragon Age 4
The Story: What might be
Theories are flowing about the idol's meaning in the teaser trailer. As we see it, the idol sits in between a large wolf with three eyes and an elfs outstretched hand. Could the Dread Wolf have come into possession of the idol; its eyes matching the red of the lyrium? The is no surprise when a loving fanbase evaluates every part of a trailer. This is some of what the community is expecting.
The end of Trespasser was what hooked me to the next Dragon Age game. Solas' attempts to save the Elves ended with the destruction of their world. Dispite these failings, as we said good-bye to Solas, he spoke with hope. A wish for the restoration of the Elves, "I will save the Elven people, even if it means this world must die."
Solas plans to save the Elves at any cost. This isn't exactly good news for our hero in Dragon Age 4. Are we off to save the world one more time... or are we going to help Solas resurrect the Elven world?
What is the setting of Dragon Age 4?
Solas' had said the Qunari are looking to Tevinter. This along with the DLC ending in an image of a dagger stabbed into a map at the heart of the Tevinter Imperium, has some fans expecting Dragon Age 4 will be set in the lands of blood-magic and immorality.
Several Dragon Age writers worked in collaboration on a set of short stories back in March 2020. The title of this collection is Tevinter Nights.
And now with the new art book also being based in Tavinter, it all but verbally confirmed.
A catalog of games
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
All of your gaming needs, in one subscription.
Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate the best value in all of gaming? It's possible. Ultimate bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription with an Xbox Game Pass subscription for both Xbox consoles and Windows PCs. That means access to hundreds of games, with more added all the time, for a single monthly subscription cost.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.