Dragon Age 4 gets an official title, now known as Dragon Age: Dreadwolf

Polycount

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Highly anticipated: Bioware's next RPG epic, Dragon Age 4, has been getting several teasers and rumors lately -- Twitter posts, short clips, and interviews that give us small hints about the game's potential storyline. However, aside from these tidbits, Bioware has remained largely silent about the game as a whole, with no indication of when we might hear more or even learn its official name.

That silence was finally partially broken today. Just a few hours ago, Bioware announced some important news: Dragon Age 4 has been officially dubbed "Dragon Age: Dreadwolf." Though I'm not overly familiar with Dragon Age's lore (I only played Origins), Bioware claims the "Dread Wolf" moniker refers to Solas, a former party member in Dragon Age inquisition.

This time around, he won't be helping the protagonist along their journey -- he'll be hindering them. The elven mage has seemingly transitioned from hero to villain in this title, given that Bioware describes him as an antagonist with "inscrutable" motives and "questionable" methods.

Bioware assures players that, whether they've met Solas in a Dragon Age game before or not, they shouldn't worry: he will "properly introduce himself when the time is right," whatever that means.

Outside of the vague plot details mentioned above, Bioware has given us a few other useful bits of info. First, the game won't be releasing this year (no surprises there), so anyone who was holding out hope for a Holiday 2022 launch for Dreadwolf will need to adjust their expectations. However, don't fret, because there's good news, too.

While we won't get an actual 2022 release, Bioware is planning some sort of reveal later this year. We aren't sure what its contents will be, but gameplay footage and an info dump seem like safe bets, given how long it's been since Dreadwolf was first teased.

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Burty117

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Let's be honest, no one should pre-order this or have any hope that it'll be good until it's released and reviews are out.

The last couple of years, with the exception of "it takes two" almost everything released under the EA banner has been terrible. Sims Expansions, BF2042, they've mostly been terrible.

Bioware themselves have what, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem under their belt since the last Dragon Age. Wow, amazing...
 

Neatfeatguy

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I really liked the first release of the series. I was psyched for the second and when I had a chance to play the demo released for it I found that the combat was completely revamped and it reminded me of playing a MMO - attack with a skill, wait for cooldown and hack'n'slash, use skill again....bleh.

I also heard of the issue where they basically have a handful of map locations that they reuse over and over again for everything. I wouldn't even call it a follow up to Origins.

I haven't supported this franchise since they demolished it and rebuilt it.
 

Peter Farkas

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Let's be honest, no one should pre-order this or have any hope that it'll be good until it's released and reviews are out.

The last couple of years, with the exception of "it takes two" almost everything released under the EA banner has been terrible. Sims Expansions, BF2042, they've mostly been terrible.

Bioware themselves have what, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem under their belt since the last Dragon Age. Wow, amazing...
I loved both Andromeda and Anthem. Such a shame they didn't release any DLC for these.
 

Burty117

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I loved both Andromeda and Anthem. Such a shame they didn't release any DLC for these.
I didn't mind Andromeda, Personally I thought it was the worst "Mass Effect" title but as a separate stand-alone game I thought it was quite good, I liked the combat and the bigger environments, but the game was a bit of a let down overall. Animations being a famous sticking point.

Anthem was rubbish, I never purchased it myself but I have friends who worship Bioware, they no longer worship Bioware after that snore fest.

It still amazes me how many people I run into online that enjoy Anthem/BF2042 yet, the ratings and player base sizes tell such a different story.