Yes, the world is in fact on the verge of being swallowed. The actual line is, “Unless we act, it will swallow the world.” According to the new Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer, “it” is the Breach, which I suppose is a big hole that will, if not acted-upon, swallow the world. Being swallowed can’t be good because the Inquisitor has gathered an elite group of classic RPG usual suspects (rogue, warrior, mage, et al) to form an Inquisition that will fight to prevent the swallowing.
The trailer also features demons raining down and, of course, a dragon crashing down on a tower. As a bonus, there’s a lovely Last-Supper-esqe who’s-who at the end.
The third major title in the Dragon Age franchise is an open-world game with side missions and some romance – nothing new. But an interesting aspect of the game is the two-combat system. In addition to the action RPG over-the-shoulder battles, as seen in the trailer, there’s also a tactical view, which allows the player to pause the game and set traps, and call the play, then unpause to see it executed. A little of both new and classic RPG – sometimes fusion leads to a big mess like in the movie, The Fly, but I’m hoping this mix will be easy to…swallow.
The Bioware/EA game is out October 7 on Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.