Time to break some eggs
The next Dragon Age game officially has a subtitle. BioWare confirms today that the next game in the series will be officially titled Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
As the title and previous teasers have heavily implied, former party member Solas will be playing a big role in Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. He is, himself, the Dread Wolf who can be seen as a betrayer or savior, depending on your world view.
Either way, the story of Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s Trespasser DLC firmly set him up as the next big bad in Thedas. Whatever’s next for the realm, it’s sure to involve the trickster god in some way.
Interestingly enough, BioWare indicates that newcomers will be able to jump right in with Dreadwolf. “If you’re new to Dragon Age, you have no need to worry about not having met our antagonist just yet,” today’s announcement reads. He will introduce himself to the player when the “time is right.”
May the Dread Wolf take you.
— Dragon Age (@dragonage) June 2, 2022
The Dreadwolf rises
That’s all the information we received today on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. BioWare confirms the next Dragon Age is not coming this year, though we are “growing closer” to the next adventure. The studio says it will be talking more about the game later this year.
BioWare has previously said it’s still in production on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, so it’s little surprise that its next big RPG isn’t arriving this year. It’s nice to have a subtitle too, so I can stop referring to it solely as “the next Dragon Age.”
Still, I’m curious to see what the crew is up to, especially following the comment about newcomers. The Dragon Age games have historically carried save data and decisions across games. BioWare even developed an online tool for previous games to craft world states for players.
I’m interested to see if, and how, that carryover will be handled with Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. We’ll see what Solas has in store later this year.