BioWare has finally placed a release date on the latest chapter in the Dragon Age series, which was formally announced last year at E3. Dragon Age: Inquisition, the the third installment in the franchise, is scheduled for the 7th October 2014 on PC and consoles (both previous and next-generation).
Plot teasers from BioWare indicate that a civil war between the Mages and Templars will be central to new game and provide context for your actions, making Inquisition an overt follow-up to the story told in Dragon Age 2. You play the role of The Inquisitor, a new protagonist distinct from player-characters in Dragon Age 1 & 2, who forges The Inquisition faction and seeks to influence the events to further their own goals.
As with DA2 and other BioWare titles the conversation wheel will return, but this time around the story should be open-ended rather than following a fairly rigid outline as as in previous games. It's also possible that the protagonists from the previous games will appear as NPCs in Inquisition, either in the main game or as DLC.
In addition to the official release date BioWare have also taken the wraps off the latest gameplay trailer (shown above). In places it looks stunning, no doubt thanks in part to the Frostbite 3 engine the game uses, but it's worth remembering that the system specs of the machine from which the footage is taken are unknown. As with all trailers therefore take it with a pinch of salt.