Dragon Age: Inquisition has just received a lot of brand new details thanks to a new preview, confirming that the game will have 40 various endings with significant differences between them and that there will be no extra companions added as downloadable content.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set to launch later this year, and quite a few details have started appearing online, thanks to different previews from various magazines.
OXM is the latest one, via BioWare Forums, confirming several things about BioWare's upcoming role-playing game, from its companions to the protagonist and its possible endings.
First up, as learned a few days ago, the Inquisitor, the main protagonist of the game, will have 2 voices for each gender that are available across all races. If BioWare wanted to bring four distinct voices for each race, then the game's physical size would grow to epic proportions. As such, thanks to different audio effects like pitch and tune, the studio hopes to make the existing voices sound different depending on the player's choice of race.
The Inquisitor is the only survivor of a "reality-shattering event" that resulted in Fade tears appearing all over the world of Thedas. Seeing as how you're the only one capable of closing the tears, you are tasked with leading the inquisition.
In terms of companions, BioWare has emphasized that there will be no extra characters added as DLC because the whole system is quite complex.
"Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can't just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc...which was led to criticism that we're forcing people to pay for content they already own. It's not the case, but we've decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party member," BioWare's Mike Laidlaw said.
Three new characters were presented, in the form of Solas, an apostate mage who can handle the Fade, the Iron Bull, a one-eyed Qunari mercenary, and Sera, an elven archer.
Last but not least, in terms of endings it seems that BioWare is going all out and has implemented 40 possible conclusions into Dragon Age: Inquisition. What's more, the studio assures players that each ending is "meaningfully different" from the others, so you won't go through various conclusions with just slight variations between them.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is out on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One this fall, so expect to hear more details soon enough.