The third installment of the Dragon Age series by BioWare, which was released on November 18th, 2014 in North America and November 21st, 2014 in Europe for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes place across the lands of the Orlesian Empire (including the Dales) and Ferelden, after the conclusion of Asunder, The Masked Empire and the Dragon Age II epilogue in 9:40 Dragon.
Instead of playing as the Warden or Hawke, the player takes control of a new protagonist, the Inquisitor. Similar to Dragon Age: Origins, players can customize this hero's class, gender, and race (human, elf, dwarf, or Qunari). After a cataclysmic event plunges Thedas into turmoil, the Sole Survivor of said event is tasked with rebuilding the ancient Inquisitionnote and leading it to restore order and to hunt down the agents of chaos, getting involved in the Mage-Templar war and the Orlesian Civil war along the way.
The game received three major single-player DLC expansions:
- The Jaws of Hakkon (released on March 24, 2015 for the Xbox One and PC and on May 27 for all other platforms) sees the Inquisition make forays into the remote Frostback Basin, inhabited by the Avvars, in order to uncover the fate of the last leader of the original Inquisition.
- Descent (released on August 11, 2015 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 note ) has the Inquisition return to the Storm Coast after a freak earthquake opens up a passage leading to a long-lost section of the Deep Roads—and far below that.
- Trespasser (released on September 8, 2015 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4) serves as an epilogue to the main game, similar to Witch Hunt. Two years after Inquisition, a conclave is called by the new Divine at the Winter Palace to determine the ultimate fate of the title organization, but things go south fast after a Qunari spy is found dead in the palace.
Inquisition also features a multiplayer mode where up to four players can take control of agents of the Inquisition in randomly generated dungeons.
The next installment, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, is currently in development; no release date has been set as of December 2023.
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