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Bioware confirms, details all romances for ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

Although some players want the mystery of Dragon Age: Inquisitions romances to remain secret until their first playthrough, some want the opportunity to plan their in-game relationships early. For those that want to know which companions and advisors are available to them before they start playing, creative director Mike Laidlaw posted the full list of romance options on Sept. 3.

The official post on the Bioware forums not only lists each romance, it also details by whom each companion or advisor can be romanced. Gender and race are taken into consideration for each romance opportunity. Consider the following list a spoiler to the upcoming fantasy RPG.

Cassandra is interested in male characters. Blackwall is interested in female characters. Josephine is interested in both male and female characters. Iron Bull is interested in both male and female characters. Sera is interested in female characters. Dorian is interested in male characters. Cullen is interested in female elves and female humans. Solas is interested in female elves only.

This leaves Varric, Vivienne, and Cole as friends only among the remaining companions while Leliana remains the only unattainable advisor romance. These characters aren’t available to the protagonist as a love interest for a plethora of reasons.

Laidlaw explains that the developers want a number of options available to the player while keeping characters “internally consistent.” There will be more than one option available to any race/gender combinations of Inquisitors while the characters romanced remain believable with their own set of aspirations and likes.

Not to mention, the availability of a romance does not secure a relationship with that particular character. Like other Bioware titles, the player will have win over the companion or advisor they are courting. Actions often speak louder than words, and players can upset or offend their potential mate throughout the game.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will release on Nov. 18. Players will be able to choose their player-character’s race, gender, and class in the campaign single player. A number of gender-locked characters with static loadouts are available to play in the recently announced separate co-op multiplayer mode.