Dragon Age: Dreadwolf – Your Guide to the Next Epic Adventure

We played 100s of hours playing the older Dragon Age games – Origins and Inquisition – so have been understandably hanging out for any concrete news on the new version.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will be the next installment in BioWare’s acclaimed series, and details have been patchy to say the least. However, with the announcement of a full game reveal in Summer 2024, we thought it was time to revisit everything we know about the game, rumors and all.

A Tale of Betrayal and Redemption

Based on a BioWare book published in 2020 and an official blog post, it has been confirmed that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will be set in Tevinter, specifically in the city of Minrathous.

There are several intriguing rumors and theories about the story in Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. The teaser trailer from The Game Awards 2018 hints at the return of Solas, the elven god of betrayal known as Fen’Harel or the Dread Wolf, who played a significant role in Dragon Age: Inquisition and its Trespasser DLC.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf trailer

The trailer also prominently features a red lyrium idol, which has a history of causing corruption and madness in those who possess it, as seen in Dragon Age 2 with Bartrand and Meredith.

Fans speculate that Solas may attempt to use the idol’s power to further his plans, which were hinted at in Inquisition’s epilogue. The presence of red lyrium, known for its corrupting influence and its use by Corypheus in Inquisition, suggests that it will continue to play a major role in the upcoming game’s story.

Some fans have even delved deeper into the trailer’s symbolism, theorizing about the potential implications of the wolf beast and the elves depicted alongside the idol.

Will Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Have Multiplayer?

A building on fire in the middle of water serves as the beginning of an epic adventure in Dragon Age: Dreadwolf
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The short answer is no.

In a significant shift from earlier plans, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will focus solely on delivering an immersive single-player experience. According to reports from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, EA has decided to remove all multiplayer and live service elements from the game following the disappointing performance of Anthem.

This decision was reportedly influenced by the success of the single-player title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which stood in stark contrast to Anthem’s critical and commercial struggles.

By concentrating their efforts on crafting a rich and engaging single-player campaign, BioWare aims to recapture the magic that made the Dragon Age series stand out from other RPGs.

The Team Behind Dragon Age: Dreadwolf

An image of a demon with flames in the background, representing a guide through the epic adventure of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
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Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is being developed by the talented team at BioWare, known for their work on iconic franchises such as Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The studio has assembled a team of industry veterans and promising new talent to bring this ambitious project to life.

BioWare has been actively engaging with the Dragon Age community, listening to feedback and incorporating it into the development process. The team is committed to creating an experience that both honors the legacy of the series and pushes it in exciting new directions.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Platforms and Release Date

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is likely to release on a range of platforms, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. While an exact release date has not been announced, BioWare has stated that the game is well into development and is targeting a release window in the near future.

In the meantime, they’ve announced a full reveal of the game which is expected to take place in Summer 2024. This event will likely showcase new locations, characters, and gameplay footage, giving us a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is shaping up to be a worthy addition to the beloved Dragon Age series that we loved playing. With its captivating story, immersive gameplay, and exciting new features, the game has all the makings of a truly epic adventure. Wishlist Dragon Age: Dreadwolf on Steam to keep up to date with news and details of a full release, hopefully this year.

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Harriet Gough
Over 20 years' experience as a writer and games journalist. Avid gamer and enjoy a wide range of game genres including MMOs, FPS and RTS. My favorite games include Warframe, Skyrim, Destiny 2, CoD and Age of Empires.

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