The first time a player uses Dragon Age: Inquisition’s robust character creator, it’s easy to get carried away. There are just so many options, and so many ways to make characters look funny, or grotesque, or weird. Just go nuts. It can’t hurt, right?
Forty five hours of gameplay later, the sobering reality sets in: that is not an easy character to look at. Thankfully, players who need to give their Inquisitors some facial remodeling before the Jaws of Hakkon DLC arrives can rest easy; virtual plastic surgery is only a few days away. Even better? It’s free.
The Mirror of Transformation, which allows players to change their Inquisitors’ faces, voices, and hairstyles, arrives on May 5th as part of the Black Emporium, a free Dragon Age: Inquisition update for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Black Emporium update adds an in-game store where players can purchase the Mirror of Transformation, as well as powerful items and rare tools. The update also unlocks two new upgradable Skyhold thrones – but only for people who previously played Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II.
The Black Emporium isn’t new, exactly; it was originally supposed to arrive in patch 5, alongside more storage space and a number of bug fixes. However, the Emporium ultimately missed the update, as BioWare needed more time to incorporate feedback from the feature’s beta test.
The second Dragon Age: Inquisition update, which also arrives on May 5th (and is also free) expands the game’s multiplayer mode. Called “Dragonslayer,” this DLC includes a new craftable item called the Dragon’s Call, which summons dragons that players’ agents can fight. The update also adds a new Fredelden castle, as well as three new agents (i.e. multiplayer characters): Isabela, the pirate queen from Dragon Age II; an Avvar warrior named Skywatcher; and ZITHER! the Virtuoso, a music-based hero (yes, seriously) who started life as an April Fool’s Day gag.
To get fans hyped for the new DLC – and to lure back players who have moved on to other games – BioWare will stream a Dragonslayer gameplay session on Twitch on May 5 at 10:00 AM PST, which will run through some of the new content.
With Dragon Age: Inquisition’s first major (paid) expansion, the Jaws of Hakkon, just a few weeks away, it’s pretty safe to assume that all of this new content is designed to get players re-immersed in Thedas as quickly as possible. Still, free stuff is free stuff, and honestly? Your Inquisitor could really use a make-over.