E3 2014 is in full swing, and with it comes a massive collection of highly-anticipated games and hands-on demos. Gamers everywhere have been gearing up to go hands-on with the Inquisitor ever since Dragon Age: Inquisition was announced, and while you won’t actually get to play the game yourself until October, it doesn’t mean you can’t take a peak inside.
Along with some short clips and brand new trailers released at E3, the team at Bioware has allowed a select few to go hands-on with Dragon Age, and man, does it look incredible. Thanks to the team over at IGN, gamers can grab a front row seat for a 10-minute tour through Thedas.
Watch as the Qunari Inquisitor traverses Thedas on foot and horseback, battling both dragons and whatever else may lurk in the depths of the realm:
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next installment in the famed Dragon Age series, and it’s set to be the most expansive and immersive entry yet. You play at the Inquisitor, the hero that rises up to save the world from itself. The war between the mages and templars has hit its climax, and it’s your job to lead soldiers of the inquisition against whatever evil may rise up.
Inquisition brings together all the beloved aspects of Dragon Age series in a brand new open-world setting, and will allow players to choose between a new and improved set of races and classes — including Qunari. Recruit companions, choose your mount, and explore a bustling world while dominating and minting strongholds throughout the region.
Take a look as a small portion of the map, as well the user interface:
From the looks of it, the combat mechanics are a complete step up from both Origins and DAII, allowing for a much more interactive experience. When battling, as seen with the dragon, gamers have the opportunity to select points of impact rather than just attacking the enemy as a whole. It’s much more accurate and immersive battle system.
Of course, this won’t be the only dragon you’ll encounter. According to game devs, there will be slew of different dragon types, each one bringing a new fight. This means gamers will have to think more strategically if they’re to be successful, as the dragons will leap around the battlefield, destroying everything in their path. Dragon moving to much? Disable the legs. If the dragon takes to the sky too often, impair its wings. It’s your choice — but choose wisely.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set to hit shelves October 7th for current, next-gen, and PC hardware in North America, and October 10th in Europe.