Most of the action of Dragon Age: Inquisition will take place in the country of Orlais, but the ultimate threat won’t come from the looming horrors of mortal conflict. Instead, players will take on the role of the Inquisitor who is the only person with the ability to close portals throughout Thedas which allow demons from the dream world of The Fade to physically materialize. However, fans will also be taking the fight to the demon’s home realm as the developer announced on May 27 that the Fade itself will be an actual location inside the game.
It appears that the rifts that have demons pouring into Thedas work both ways and will allow players to venture into the Bioware teased the dream realm by revealing new screens showing off in-game sections of The Fade which gamers will be able to fully explore when Dragon Age: Inquisition launches later this fall. Players briefly entered The Fade in both Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, but it is expected that the demonic realm will play a much larger role in the series’ upcoming third installment since an invasion of Fade demons is core to the story.
Bioware announced this past weekend that Dragon Age: Inquisition has now officially gone moved to an Alpha state. That means that all content is currently in the game but the developer has to work to get everything in the proper order and make sure it all flows together correctly. Once the game is exactly how fans will play it when it releases, it will move in Beta where the developer will begin removing all known bugs from the title.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will mark the return of the popular fantasy franchise when I launches on Oct 7 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Players will be able to customize the protagonist by selecting from a variety of different race and class options.