Bioware’s Dragon Age franchise has always placed a strong emphasis on the series’ party system which is fleshed out through the use of strong NPC companions and this feature will still be prominent in the upcoming third installment, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Putting the game on track for its expected launch lather this year, Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw revealed on Feb 13 that the backstory and dialogue for all of the next game’s companion characters has now been written.
They're all written. Most have a few lingering things to finish. All of them have their appearances.
Besides merely being additional characters that can be used to round out a player’s in-game part, Dragon Age companions each have their own personalities and opinions that they will share with fans during their adventures in Thedas. Furthermore, players will be able to become romantically involved with many of their NPC companions. This romance mechanic was present in both earlier installments of the Dragon Age series as well as Bioware’s sci-fi epic, Mass Effect.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is currently scheduled to release on the Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 in 2014.