Fans of the “Dragon Age” series have been anxiously awaiting any news regarding the previously confirmed, and previously unnamed “Dragon Age 4”, now known as “Dragon Age: Dreadwolf” from BioWare. Although the game was known to be in the works, fans had no idea what to expect from the famous BioWare franchise as the last game released under the series was “Dragon Age: Inquisition”, which was released 8 years ago for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Below, we’ve gone over the details of the Dragon Age series as a whole, everything we know about the next adventure in the land of Thedas, and other details of “Dragon Age: Dreadwolf”.
BioWare has been a pretty large name in the gaming community not long after their formation with a variety of unique games that easily let the developer stand out from others at the time but games such as “Mass Effect” truly changed the landscape for BioWare. While BioWare has seemingly always created groundbreaking games, one way or another, regardless of genre, from their earliest PC exclusive productions to the work the company has done since becoming part of the EA family. Overall, the games BioWare has become most known for include the “Mass Effect” series, the “Dragon Age” series, the original, intensely popular, “Star Wars” RPG “Knights of the Old Republic”, as well as “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and several expansions for the MMOPRG series, and more.
While “Mass Effect” was the console game that helped launch BioWare into several markets outside of just PC games, “Dragon Age” helped BioWare showcase their ability to create a masterful game that’s outside of the genre, and more, from previous releases from the developer. “Dragon Age” has received three mainline titles, “Dragon Age: Origins”, “Dragon Age: II”, and “Dragon Age: Inquisition” with the upcoming, recently announced title from BioWare “Dragon Age: Dreadwolf”. Between the releases of “Dragon Age: Origins” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition”, BioWare, with some other developers, created web browser titles, iOS and Android apps, and of course DLC for the main games as well as other media with companies such as Dark Horse Comics.
Dragon Age: Dreadwolf
Announced by BioWare, a little under a decade after the release of the previous mainline “Dragon Age” game, “Dragon Age: Dreadwolf” hasn’t shared many details regarding the future sequel but in a press release BioWare detailed everything possible at this time. While the blog post started off by stating how eager fans were for the game and any information regarding it, BioWare went immediately into depth on who exactly the “Dread Wolf” referenced in the title is, and what changes their existence has brought to the land of Thedas. According to BioWare, “Solas, the Dread Wolf. Some say he might be an ancient elven god, but some say not. Others say a betrayer of his people…or a savior who now seeks to rescue them at the cost of your world. His motives are inscrutable and his methods sometimes questionable, earning him a reputation as something of a trickster deity-a player of dark and dangerous games.”
With a description like that, one instantly thinks of Loki, the God of Mischief, from Marvel and Greek mythology, who has been most commonly referred to as a “trickster” for his often conniving ways. As there are other games within the series of “Dragon Age” outside of BioWare’s upcoming “Dragon Age: Dreadwolf”, the developer assured anyone that hasn’t played the games has no reason to worry about the story so far or the antagonist as they stated, “At the core of this, like every past game, is you. If you’re new to “Dragon Age”, you have no need to worry about not having met our antagonist just yet. He’ll properly introduce himself when the time is right, but we did hint at his return when we announced #TheDreadWolfRises back in 2018. When the then-unnamed “Dragon Age” sequel was originally teased with a tweet from BioWare simple labeled “I suspect you have questions…” with the hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises and while that didn’t specifically confirm it was a “Dragon Age” title, the overall vibes of the video in question lead to either that or a new original IP, but the former was more likely, and has now been officially confirmed.
Dragon Age: Dreadwolf More Info to Come Later This Year
While that was all the information BioWare supplied with details surrounding the next title in the “Dragon Age” series, “Dreadwolf”, the mysterious teases will likely continue as a way of keeping up with the “player of dark and dangerous games” as BioWare also stated, regarding future information, “more “Dragon Age: Dreadwolf” later this year”, and reassured us “while the game won’t be releasing this year, we’re growing closer to that adventure.”