Wardens, Inquisitors, Champions, it’s time to interrupt out the whisks. As we speak, in a shock announcement, BioWare revealed the identify of the subsequent installment within the Dragon Age collection: Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
The reveal fairly clearly establishes what’s been recognized for some time now; that Solas, one of many companions in Dragon Age: Inquisition, would be the fundamental antagonist of the brand new recreation.
If you happen to didn’t play Dragon Age: Inquisition and don’t know who Solas is or why each time his identify is talked about folks like me begin reaching for frying pans and spatulas, let me clarify.
Spoilers for Dragon Age: Inquisition observe:
Solas was one of many least fascinating of companions in Dragon Age: Inquisition — or the least fascinating initially. He was a mage — however not as cool because the necromancer Dorian or the enchantress Vivienne — and an elf, although additionally not as cool because the archer Sera. He was additionally an enormous dick, continually making racist jabs on the staff’s qunari and dwarven companions, and should you bought fed up with him and his passive-aggressive, “holier-than-thou” habits, the sport gave you the choice to punch the shit outta him.
Regardless of his overtly asshole habits, there was a quiet confidence about him that some gamers discovered engaging sufficient to need to romance him. He’s one of many recreation’s many romantic companions, though he would solely date you should you’re a feminine elf. If Solas had a Tinder bio, I think about it’d comprise the phrase, “Sorry, it’s simply my desire.”
Solas is a lone-wolf (heh) mage obsessive about returning the elves to their former glory as rulers of the lands of Thedas. That is all effectively and good till you discover out precisely how he intends to try this, which is by amassing sufficient energy to commit a magical struggle crime so large it is going to kill each sentient species besides elves.
Naturally, the Dragon Age fanbase didn’t like that. Solas, for lots of gamers, was an ally, a trusted good friend, and even a romantic accomplice. Then, he betrayed them, serving to them save the world solely to show round and promise its destruction for anyone who doesn’t appear to be him. Due to his completely clean, white, and spherical bald head, Solas earned the nickname Egg, and due to his sudden, spectacularly executed betrayal, plenty of Dragon Age followers at the moment are within the enterprise of creating omelets.
This is the reason the reveal of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is so thrilling for lots of followers. Dragon Age video games, up till this level, haven’t been direct sequels to at least one one other. They’ve all the time been somewhere else with separate tangentially related tales, and Dreadwolf appears to supply a extra direct follow-up to Inquisition. And whereas we most likely received’t have the ability to play as our Inquisitor characters once more, I take nice, gleeful pleasure within the data that I’ll have the ability to get some revenge on her behalf.
BioWare said Dreadwolf wouldn’t be launched this 12 months however promised to disclose extra concerning the recreation within the months forward. Me and my egg recipes proceed to attend patiently.