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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ director confirms new in-game customization options

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Gamers will be given a variety of choices for customizing the protagonist of Dragon Age: Inquisition. In addition to different selections of playable race and gender, options will also exist to modify the lead character’s face and hair in order to create a unique look for the game’s hero. Of course, many role-playing titles allow similar customization options only to completely cover the character’s face with armor. Luckily, Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw confirmed on Monday that players will be able to visually hide their helmet if they’d rather see the Inquisitor’s face instead of a plate helm.

Also found in the second installment of Bioware’s popular fantasy franchise, the developer is bringing back the option to toggle on the appearance of helmets in Dragon Age: Inquisition. This goes along with the increased emphasis on character customization that seems to be present in the upcoming release.

Not only will the next entry of the series bring back the ability to play as various fantasy races, but it will also allow players to customize the visual appearance of their equipment. Bioware has previously confirmed that fans will be able to modify the look of gear within Dragon Age: Inquisition. For example, a sword can be altered with different visual styles for elements of the weapon such as it blade, guard, and hilt.

In keeping with the theme that fans should be able to play Dragon Age: Inquisition with a protagonist that looks however they desire, it only seem natural that players should be able to choose whether or not they want their character to wear a helmet while still receiving the full effect of wearing the head armor regardless of whether it is visible. Conversely, the game is also said to feature a large assortment of different armor styles to cater to those who do ant their Inquisitor to be fully clad in armor complete with helm.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will bring back many of the features that fans of the series now expect including NPC companions and in-game romances. The game will also introduce new mechanics such as mounts and a more open game map to explore.