Let’s pretend for a minute that we’ve already had the long boring fight about whether Dragon Age 2 is good or not and skip right to being very excited for what BioWare has in store for the recently-announced third entry. The hometown development team was on hand at the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo and was expected to show some concept art, but got a bit enthusiastic and gave out a bunch of new details instead.
Although a full report has not emerged, BioWare staffers said that “one level in Dragon Age III is as big as all of the levels in Dragon Age II”, which should please those who criticised the sequel’s repeating environmental designs. Continuing the trend of addressing critique, the third game will have “bigger” customisation than even Dragon Age: Origins, including the return of follower customisation.
Although players will be restricted to a human character, they will be able to choose and play through a background story which will have “significant impact on the story”. You’ll also be able to control your own castle.
Finally, the game will support importing save data from previous titles, but BioWare is looking at some way to allow new players or those switching platforms to craft a custom backstory. Dragon Age III: Inquisition is expected in late 2013.