BioWare announces that the next game in the Dragon Age franchise is Dragon Age: Dread Wolf.
Announced in a blog post today, the subtitle appears to be derived from the title of Thoras, a party member in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and a romantic choice. Thoras is an elven hedge mage, dissident, and vanishing expert. One of his strengths is lucid dreaming, which allows him to discern the history of thinly veiled regions. He can also manipulate rifts in the veil.
Here’s what BioWare’s blog post has to say about him:
“Thoras, Dire Wolf. Some say he may be an ancient elven god, but some say no. Others say he is a betrayal of his people…or one who is now saving at the expense of your world Their savior. His motives are puzzling. His methods are sometimes questionable, earning him a reputation as a god of trickery – a player of dark and dangerous games.”
BioWare says that if you’re new to Dragon Age, it doesn’t matter if you’re familiar with Solas, as he’ll “appropriately introduce himself at the right time.”
The studio says it will provide more information about the game in due course, and will talk more about the game later this year. No launch window or hint was provided, but the company did say not to count on it this year.
It was revealed in development back in 2018 that the term “Rise of the Dire Wolf” was teased at the time, but Thoras was not mentioned by name, but he did appear in the trailer.
Dragon Age: Dire Wolf has been teased by BioWare for years with small trailers and some concept art in the works since 2017. The game is said to take players to Tevinter, where the Inquisition and Trespasser events have the potential to change Thedas forever, and the originally planned multiplayer component has been scrapped, meaning it will maintain a single-player experience like its predecessors in the series.