Despite the controversy over how Mass Effect 3 was ended, a fourth game in the series is still eagerly anticipated by fans of the universe. The next installment is still probably quite a ways off, but today we've gotten our first real bit of information.
Curious what the third Dragon Age game is going to look like? Well two minutes of in-game footage has debuted online, and it's pretty impressive stuff. There's plenty of sword clanging, spell slinging, and all of the stuff we've come to expect. We're still almost a year away from what we hope will be a Q3 2014 release, but it's already looking pretty polished. Check the game out below.
Aw yeah, does your calander not have enough sexy game developers in it? Well, make sure you fix that in 2014. More details and some sample pictures below.
EA and BioWare have announced a new Dragon Age game. No, it's not Dragon Age 4. Instead, it will be a "freemium" downloadable title for the iPhone and Android devices. Titled Heroes of the Dragon Age, the game allows players to purchase and collect characters from the DA universe, forming them into a team that can do battle against AI and human opponents online.
A new report indicates that after the release of Dragon Age II, writer Jennifer Helper received numerous death threats, not only in regards to herself but aimed at her children as well. The game was not positively received by some fans, and many on the team working on Dragon Age II have received similar types of threats. Helper reportedly was “able to ignore most of the threats and abuse on the BioWare forums and Twitter [however] she also received emailed death threats and threats against her children, as well as abusive phone calls.”
Playable Ewok companions will soon be arriving in Star Wars: The Old Republic. To unlock one once Patch 2.3 lands you'll need a legacy level 40+ account and a smooth million credits (or some Cartel Coins).
Bioware has released the first in-game screenshot from Dragon Age: Inquisition. This is the third title in the fantasy RPG series and is due for release next year.
The ending of Mass Effect 3 certainly wasn't a home run for a lot of fans, but it's a testament to the strength of the series as a whole that we're still talking about it. In a recent interview Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2's lead writer Drew Karpyshyn discussed some of the original ideas the team had for the end of the trilogy.
According to Bioware Montreal's studio director Yanick Roy, the next Mass Effect game will have quite a bit in common with the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. Roy posted on Twitter that the first design doc for the Mass Effect followup has been completed, before revealing that the game will be "borrowing" core mechanics from Dragon Age.
When it was announced that Disney acquired the right for the Star Wars movies, reactions were mixed. There was a further blow when LucasArts, the company that helped bring us many Star Wars and other memorable games, was shut down. Now there is news that EA will be at the helm of future Star Wars games.