Dragon Age: Inquisition was BioWare’s biggest take on the franchise to date, placing players in the nation of Thedas and giving them free reign to explore its deserts, forests, and tombs. New and unsettling enemies like the red lyrium-infused Behemoths and Fear Demons helped make the journey a memorable one, but what about the antagonists who started it all?
BioWare hit fantasy gold with their introduction of the Darkspawn in the Dragon Age: Origins, truly capturing the feeling of a sinister, nigh-unstoppable evil. While Dragon Age: Inquisition had very few quests revolving around the Darkspawn, the latest DLC looks to remedy that in a big way.
Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s YouTube channel released a trailer today for its upcoming DLC, The Descent, and it looks like the Inquisitor is taking a trip back to the franchise’s roots. Far removed from the deeply political landscape of Thedas, The Descent looks to offer players a chance for a good old fashioned fight with the Darkspawn. The Descent is set to be the “biggest, seamless dungeon” Dragon Age: Inquisition has to offer, and players can expect to meet new characters, acquire powerful loot, and learn more about the game’s most ancient races.
The Descent‘s story revolves around massive tremors that are threatening all of Thedas from below, and the source of these tremors is somewhere in the Deep Roads. The Inquisitor is naturally obliged to investigate, but on the way to locating the source of the earthquakes the Inquisition will be faced with many familiar creatures. Whether it be hurlocks, ogres, or perhaps a broodmother or two, players will get a full taste of the Darkspawn for the first time since the Fifth Blight ended in Dragon Age: Origins.
Unfortunately, like all upcoming DLC releases for Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Descent will only be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with last-gen console owners being left out of the Darkspawn-killing fun. If The Descent is set to follow a similar pricing model to Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s last DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, players can expect it to cost about $14.99, although a price has yet to be officially announced. With Dragon Age: Inquisition being added to the EA Vault today, subscribers can now access the game for free, and members will also be able to pick up The Descent at 10% off its regular price.
It looks like EA and BioWare aren’t content to just sit on the accolades Dragon Age: Inquisition has collected so far, and The Descent is especially exciting as it lets players back into the Deep Roads once more. Who will you bring with you to battle the Darkspawn? Is Blackwall, the Inquisition’s very own Grey Warden and Darkspawn expert, an auto-include? Let us know in the comments.
Dragon Age: Inquisition – The Descent will release on August 11, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Games Radar