Shortly after announcing their plans to reveal all of the possible companion characters for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bioware provided a brief tease of a female elf named Sera who has been confirmed as the games latest party member. The developer officially announced Sera as a companion character on June 5 by releasing a new image of the elf and sharing that she also goes by the moniker of “The Wildcard.”
Judging from early artwork of Sera in which she is seen carrying a bow, it appears that she will be joining Varric as one of the three possible rogue companions in Dragon Age: Inquisition. The developer has confirmed that players will receive a total of nine party members and each of the game’s three classes will have three companion characters of that class.
Up to this point, Bioware has only announced a single companion for each of the available class types. Cassandra will be a warrior, Varric a rogue, and Solas is a mage. This leaves two more party members to be announced for each class, with Sera possibly being the second rogue character.
Besides each companion character having its own class, players will also be given the ability to choose their own class inside Dragon Age: Inquisition when it launches later this fall. Each class will also have specialization trees and advanced sub-classes. Gamers will also be able to decide the race and gender of the game’s lead character.
Dragon Age: Inquisition releases on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on Oct 7. Like many upcoming EA titles, including Bioware’s new Mass Effect project, the next installment of the fantasy franchise is currently being developed using the Frostbite 3 engine. The game will feature a larger world than ever before and will give fans access to in-game mount to help traverse the bigger maps.