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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ will feature romance, but it won’t allow marriage

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

It has already been confirmed that players will once again be able to romance various non-player characters within Dragon Age: Inquisition when Bioware’s latest chapter in their popular fantast series launches later this year. Clarifying what players can and can’t do with these potential love interests, Dragon Age Executive Producer Mark Darrah confirmed on May 2 that marriage won’t be a possible outcome for the in-game romances.

The ability to enter into intimate relationships with the cast of the games has become a stable of Bioware titles in recent years. The developer’s two current major franchises, Mass Effect and Dragon Age, have allowed fans to romance different characters of their choosing in every installment from both series and this won’t change with this fall’s launch of Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Simply because these romances can culminate in marriage doesn’t mean that they still won’t be meaningful however. After all, the events of Bioware games aren’t exactly the peaceful periods in which the main characters have time to get married. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, for example, the protagonist is the only person capable of sealing rifts that are allowing hordes of demons to enter the physical world. It’s easy to understand why the inquisitor might be a little too busy to plan a wedding in the middle of their quest to save Thedas.

The upcoming installment of the Dragon Age franchise launches on Oct 7 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. Dragon Age: Inquisition will allow players to build their character in whatever fashion they choose. In addition to being able to select the protagonist’s gender, they will also have their choice of playable races which include human, elf, dwarf, and qunari. The game also features three different classes which all break down into further specializations that allow for more in-dept customization.