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'Dragon Age Inquisition' locations compared, enemy types and more discussed

Emprise du Lion in 'Dragon Age Inquisition'
Emprise du Lion in 'Dragon Age Inquisition'
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

Two new locations have been revealed for "Dragon Age Inquisition." According to a report from the official "Dragon Age" website on May 8, the development team revealed that players will be able to explore a forested area called Emerald Graves. The territory is home to an ancient burial ground for elves in addition to a "playground" for the Orlesian.

Players should be able to encounter a diverse set of enemy types such as black wolves, dragons and great bears. The upper side of the map features giant monsters who are too powerful for low-leveled characters passing by. However, players should be able to return late in the game in order to take on these challenging fights and gain better loot.

The Emprise du Lion offers a completely different gameplay element when compared to Emerald Graves. Although the aforesaid forest caters to explorers, players have to visit a snow mountain top due to a plot point in the campaign of "Dragon Age Inquisition." So, although there is an area that can be explored, players have to push forward initially. Several hot springs, which provide shelters for dragons, are scattered throughout the mountains.

Andrew Farrell mentioned that Emprise du Lion is going to provide "an interesting change of pace" as opposed to Emerald Graves. The final game should also feature other diverse areas. An image of the snowy mountain region from the official Twitter page of the role-playing series can be found near the top of this article. The comments from the senior environment artist is located below:

Emprise du Lion was an interesting change of pace from the Emerald Graves. The forest is very open, and the player can cover every inch at their leisure. There is still a lot of exploration to be had in Emprise du Lion, but there is a core story element that drives you there.

Bioware created the environments of "Dragon Age Inquisition" using the Frostbite 3. The graphics engine was built for "Battlefield 4" and will be employed in other upcoming games such as the tentatively-titled "Mass Effect 4," which is also being developed by Bioware. Electronic Arts previously announced that the next installment of the "Dragon Age" series is due to launch on Oct. 7 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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