Long before the timeline that fans experience in Bioware’s Dragon Age titles, the elves of Thedas once had a grand empire that was eventually crushed during a war with man. Players will discover the remains of the ancient elven civilization in the series’ next installment as the seat of the kingdom of elves stood in what the present country of Orlais, which will serve as the setting for Dragon Age: Inquisition. In these ancient elven ruins, however, gamers will find beasts and terrible monsters residing where the elves once ruled as reported by Game Informer on May 13.
From forested lands that elves revere as a giant grave representing the fall of their people to frozen and snow-covered region of Emprise du Lion that is features plenty of explorable elven ruins, Dragon Age: Inquisition will immerse fans of the fantasy franchise in the history and lore of the elves of Thedas. Bioware also previously revealed that the dale lands of Orlais will hold the risen spirits of the dead elf soldiers who have risen to continue the final battle for their kingdom.
Uncovering the history behind the elven ruins is just one of the many things that players will be able to do within Dragon Age: Inquisition. Featuring a much larger world than previous installments of the series, the upcoming release will encourage gamers to explore the different regions of Orlais.
Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on Oct 7 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. Besides simply exploring ancient elven ruins, fans can also play an elf in addition to having the option to be a human, dwarf, or qunari as the third entry will once again give players the option to choose the race of the game’s main character. Additionally, gamers can select what class and gender to make the protagonist to further customize the hero of Inquisition to their liking.