With Dragon Age: Inquisition set to release in less than five months, Bioware has revealed a few characters that players will meet inside the game as the developer has confirmed both new and returning faces that will be present in the upcoming release. One detail that still remains a mystery, however, is if Dragon Age: Inquisition will make any mention of the protagonists of previous. After being asked if fans will see the return of the Hawke family, Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw didn’t rule out the possibility in a response given on May 19.
Laidlaw refused to outright deny that members of the Hawke family, who fans will remember as the player character of Dragon Age II, wouldn’t be part of Dragon Age: Inquisition in some way. Instead, the creative director simply stated that they would have a good reason to use the characters if they went through the work to include them, thus leaving the door open for the Hawke family to return.
Unlike Bioware’s Mass Effect series, which featured the same main character across its first three games, the Dragon Age franchise introduces fans to a new protagonist with each installment. Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature the series’ third main character, meaning fans have already controlled two others. Moving on to play as new characters each game makes fans understandably curious about what happened to the previous protagonists. However, introducing fresh leads also helps keep the series from becoming stagnant.
Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on Oct 7 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Players will take on the role of the head of the Inquisitors who is fighting to close dimensional tears that are allowing demons of the fade to enter the physical world of Thedas. Fans will be able to customize the main character to their liking by selecting a class, race, and gender.