BioWare just announced the second big downloadable content for Dragon Age: Inquisition–it’s called The Descent, and it looks like we’re going back into the darkspawn-infested Deep Roads. 

The best part of this news (for me, anyway) is that this Dragon Age: Inquisition: DLC, unlike the last–Jaws of Hakkon–will not have timed exclusivity on Xbox and PC. PlayStation 4 users had to wait months last time, and it was…frustrating. The Descent is coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 11, however.

The bad news is that if you picked up Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you won’t be getting this DLC at all. As previously announced, no upcoming DLC for the game will be available for last-gen consoles.

The Descent promises a mission to uncover mysterious happenings in the Dwarven Deep Roads, long abandoned to the nasty darkspawn. There were Deep Roads quests in both previous Dragon Age games, but we only got glimpses of the tunnels in Inquisition. You never know what might be found down there, but rest assured the Inquisitor will find it. You can watch the trailer for The Descent below:

Dragon Age: Inquisition won several Game of the Year awards in 2014 (including our own!), and is notable for its choice-based roleplay storytelling, diverse cast of characters, and expansive environments. It is rated M for Mature for nudity, violence, sexual content, and language, so be aware of what you’re getting into if you want to introduce the game to your kids. Most of its adult content is not gratuitous, and mature teens might be ready for the story, but be prepared to talk about some of the difficult subjects that come up in the game. Inquisition deals with complicated issues such as faith, religion, homophobia, oppression, and war.

(It’s also a great RPG with a lot of humor and action and adventure, of course.)

The Descent is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 11.


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