We’ve known for some time that BioWare was working on a new Dragon Age game, it was just a question of when we would hear something about the game. At The Game Awards 2018, BioWare finally gave us our first teaser and it is glorious.
Be warned, there will be some spoilers ahead if you have not played Dragon Age: Inquisition.
As you can see in the video below, this teaser focuses on Solas, the stoic Elf-Mage from Inquisition who later revealed himself as Fen’Harel, the elven god of betrayal. True to his name, he betrays the Inquisition and most of Thedas in his efforts to bring back the ancient elves and their ways. If you were unfortunate enough to have romanced him, as I did, the wound is still pretty deep even after 4 years.
“So, you have found me at last,” Solas, voiced by Gareth David-Lloyd, says, “I suspect you have questions.”
And yes, we have a lot of questions based on this trailer. First, what is the name of the game? Second, when will it be released? And third, even though we find Solas, is that Solas in the trailer in his elven form, or is that a new character fending off Solas in his Dread Wolf form? Also this unidentified object appears to be the focal point of the teaser and clearly has some meaning, but who knows what it is. In watching some videos, especially a video posted by gamermd83 on YouTube, there are some interesting theories connecting the Old Gods, dragons, blights, and this red lirium idol. If you want to dive deep into some Dragon Age lore, then check out that video. The analysis video raises some good questions about the meaning of the half-circle around the idol. There are 7 of them, so they could represent the Archdemons, 5 of which have been killed and 2 that are still around, somewhere. This is based on the idea that that the Archdemons are actually corrupted Old Gods in dragon form. Another theory is that the 7 half-circles represent the Magisters and that the two lit ones are Corypheus (Dragon Age: Inquisition) and the Architect (Dragon Age: Origins). So maybe we will have a lot more Magisters to encounter?
Either way, now is a great time to be a Dragon Age fan. With this trailer, I’m sure that we’ll all be spending some time trying to figure out what it all means. Hopefully this teaser will soon be followed by a full trailer, but for now if you want to read more theories from other Dragon Age fans, please be sure to check the hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises.
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