We haven’t had much news regarding the tumultuous development of the newest Dragon Age game, but at least we have a name for it. The fourth Dragon Age is called Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
It shouldn’t come as a big shock; the tagline during Dragon Age 4’s announcement back in December 2018 was, “The Dread Wolf Rises.”
Dreadwolf is the name of the ancient elven god. The surprise twist at the end of Dragon Age: Inquisition revealed that one of our party members, Solas, was the Dreadwolf himself. A shadowy, manipulative, and powerful figure. Dreadwolf may be more of a direct sequel to 2014’s Inquisition than previous games in the series.
“Whether you’re new to Dragon Age stories or you’ve experienced them all, using Solas’s namesake no doubt suggests a spectrum of endless possibilities on where things may go,” states the press release. “But 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.”
Unfortunately the news didn’t come with any screenshots or teasers, other than the new title card. The last teaser trailer was released in late 2020, and featured Solas as a narrator, along with fan-favorite ally Varric.
BioWare and Dragon Age have suffered from years of high-profile turnover and game overhauls since 2015, including a full redesign in 2018, and dropping the planned multiplayer component in 2021. The developer has confirmed that we won’t be seeing Dreadwolf this year, either.
Despite the legendary RPG Developers’ recent woes, many fans are incredibly excited to finally get a new Dragon Age game. Hopefully we won’t to wait much longer.