BioWare drops Dragon Age: Dreadwolf trailer for Dragon Age day

It looks like BioWare is jumping on the bandwagon and using the once-unofficial Dragon Age Day to drop news about the narrative-driven RPG franchise.

BioWare welcomed this year's Dragon Age Day celebration - the "unofficial" day is usually celebrated every December 4 - with a bang. After confirming that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has already reached its Alpha milestone, BioWare dropped a new trailer for the next Dragon Age game. It's not a graphics-heavy teaser, but it does enough to set the tone for Dragon Age 4.

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Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is the first new installment in the award-winning franchise since Dragon Age: Inquisition came out in 2014.

The new Dragon Age: Dreadwolf cinematic is basically just a reminder of who Solas is, one of the playable characters introduced in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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Varric Tethras, a surface dwarf who joins the player-controlled protagonist in both Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, narrates the video as he tells us the story of the Dread Wolf:

I knew him as Solas, a thoughtful mage obsessed with dreams, but long ago, he had a different name - Fen'Harel, the Dread Wolf. Ancient Elven God of Lies or heroic rebel against tyranny, depending on which story you believe. In his final fight with the Elven Gods, Solas imprisoned them and created a veil that split our world from the raw magic of the fade. But now, he wants to tear down that veil and destroy the world, and we're the only ones who can stop him."

This isn't the first time that fan-favorite characters have been brought back from older Dragon Age games. Most likely, we'll see other former companions join the fray, either as playable characters or as NPCs.

In addition to telling us that it's making progress on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, BioWare also highlighted Dragon Age: Absolution, an animated spin-off that's set to premiere on Netflix on Friday, December 9. Finally, we got news of a new short story and a Dragon Age collection for the Sims 4.

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The events of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will reportedly take place over a decade after Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Speaking of Dragon Age, DLCs for older Dragon Age games have been available for free starting back in October. So, if you're itching for some adventuring, you might want to revisit the older games. Also, if Dragon Age: Dreadwolf stays on its current track, it might launch by late 2023 if not early 2024, which is in line with previous rumors.

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