Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay premiere
posted on 08.31.13 at 10:20 PM EDT by (@salromano)
BioWare's next-gen RPG debuts at PAX Prime.

Electronic Arts and BioWare premiered the first gameplay footage and new screenshots of Dragon Age: Inquisition at PAX Prime in Seattle tonight.

Several outlets have gone up with new previews. Have your pick: Destructoid, Digital Spy, The Escapist, Eurogamer, GameFront, Game Informer, Gamereactor, GameSpot, GamesRadar, Kotaku, IGN, OXM, PC GamerPolygon, Rock Paper Shotgun, Videogamer.

Gameplay comes in both direct-feed and off-screen versions. Both Eurogamer and Rev3 Games’ previews include small bits of direct-feed footage.

One attendee recorded a 14-minute gameplay presentation.

View the new screenshots at the gallery.

  • Dark_N11

    We have too many WRPG’s coming for PC/PS4/X1!
    next gen will be an RPG haven!

    • Budgiecat


  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Wow. This looks really really nice.

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      All of the next gen RPGs look good. Ahhhh when will I find time to play them all.

  • BizarreJelly

    That actually looks a lot better than I was expecting. If they can keep up that kind of quality they may be on to a winner.

  • bloodiOS

    I’d like to have some of those thermophilic/pyrophilic grass.

  • AnimusVox

    Ahhhh man. The wait, it slays me.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    that chain thing seems really out of place

    • Willgaea

      Link basically has the same thing. I don’t see a problem.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        from zelda?

        • Willgaea

          Yeah, him and his trusty hook shoot/claw.

    • Zackasaur

      I like it! lulz

    • karmacoma

      Reminds me of one of the Warrior powers in Kingdoms of Amalur. And obviously Scorpion from Mortal Kombat.

      I like it.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        It doesnt seem fitting for DA though

        • karmacoma

          Only because the old games had wonky animation that couldn’t really properly utilize a scorpion chain. The older games were still stuck using an old engine trying to mimick Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights. I see it as how the original Mass Effect kind of had wonky combat, where all you could really do was shoot or make enemies levitate, then Mass Effect 2 let you warp in charge enemies as a Vanguard. Dragon Age is finally taking that evolutionary step.

          I mean, this is game where mages turn into giant spiders or abominations and witches turn into dragons.

          I love DA as a series, but I never played it for the combat. I played it for the story and characters. This game looks like I’ll be playing it for every element in game.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            It doesnt fit the world though, knights shouldnt be all magey (goign off Da:O because da2 broke rules of the world)

            • Bryce Blalex Douglas

              Well that’s the thing: no matter how much you hated DA2 it still happened and they are making what happened in that game relevant in this one so if DA2 made it so Knights could use skills like these then that’s just how it’s going to be.

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                But it breaks world rules!It doesnt even fit into its own world canon properly XD

    • tubers

      I agree.

      Won’t take long for me to get used to it though.

      Extra skill for pseudo aggro can be interesting :)

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        I just hope theres more normal style out there

  • carrebeannut

    great now dragon fight feel more epic, just need climb to that dragon like dogma, it would be perfect for me.

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    Next Gen
    The Witcher 3
    Lords of the Fallen
    Dragon Age: Inquistion (Current Gen too)
    Deep Down
    The Elder Scrolls Online

    Current Gen
    Dark Souls II
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (WW except Japan)

    2014 is shaping up to be a great year for RPGs with I’m sure more to come. I just hope we continue to get more throughout the next gen and be able to call it the next generation of RPGs.

    Now if only we could get a vibrantly colored game like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for next gen and I’ll be a happy camper. I wish they would have been able to make the sequel for that game it was so awesome to me.

    • Zackasaur

      Off the top of my head, I can also think of The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3) and Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS).

      I’d guess that the PS4 version of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn will be out in 2014, but I guess that technically isn’t confirmed.

      • Bryce Blalex Douglas

        I think it was confirmed for a 2014 release. And I definitely did forget Bravely Default which will be a day 1 buy for me.

    • AnimusVox

      Such a shame we won’t be getting a sequel to ‘Amalur’, I loved that game.

      • Bryce Blalex Douglas

        Right. I was looking forward to seeing what their MMO was going to look like and to see what they could do on the next Gen consoles.

        • AnimusVox

          Yeah. Someone should’ve bought the studio. To be honest, and I know a lot of people don’t like EA, but I kinda wish they would’ve got em.
          But, you win some, you lose some I guess.

  • Locksus

    This looks a lot better than the abomination known as DA2.


    • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

      You… mean “lots”… right ?

      • Locksus

        Whops. Yes, lots.

  • xMCXx

    Finally, a good looking Dragon Age game! xD

  • karmacoma

    I’m actually one of the few people that massively preferred Dragon Age II over Origins, and the fact that this game looks to have even more action-based combat has me really excited.

    Unlike the previous two games, which I loved but picked up as they went down in price, I’m going to pre-order this one and hopefully get whatever limited edition they offer.

  • True Gamer

    I love the Dragon Age series. But this game is going to turn that love into an obsession lol. Im glad I pre-ordered the ps4 completely because I want the full affect from this game. Beautiful job so far.

    • AnimusVox

      If they can somehow implement the previous saves from the current gen consoles on Inquisition, I’ll be more than happy to buy it on PS4.

      • True Gamer

        I see what you mean. The Dragon Age and Mass Effect imports were excellent (imo). However, it would seem as though I will have a better experience playing Inquisition on a next generation console. If it comes to it, I guess I will have to place my love for save importations aside T_T.

      • karmacoma

        Same. Seems kind of unlikely at the moment though so I may have to replay them on PC.

      • VaultBreaker

        I am pretty much surprised that many people still confused about this.Well let me.There is no way possible for cross gen saves,but bioware confirmed that you ate able to generate your own customized dragon age choice and transfer it to any platform of choice.

        • AnimusVox

          No, I understand but like I said ‘if’ they could that would be nice.

  • tubers

    Fall 2014 eh? Nice!

    Gonna save up for some beefy GPU :)

    Hope the game becomes mod friendly and quickly, too.

  • DrForbidden

    Wow, that looks surprisingly good. I like how the wizard has an open magic book as an accessory/weapon.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Qunari confirmed

    Do Want!