Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Trailer Puts Solas in the Spotlight

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It has been more than eight years since Dragon Age: Inquisition was released, and fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next installation in the prestigious franchise. At present, there are suggestions that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf won’t launch until far into 2023, but just hours ago, BioWare dropped an all-new trailer for the game.

The latest Dragon Age: Dreadwolf trailer comes in the form of an in-game cinematic, and it sets part of the scene by placing the spotlight firmly on Solas. As a playable character in Dragon Age: Inquisition, it has been revealed that Solas will now take centre stage in Dreadwolf, quite literally assuming the form of the Dread Wolf.

Here’s everything we know from the Dragon Age: Dreadwolf trailer.

‘… And we’re the only ones who can stop him.’

In the short trailer that was posted to YouTube and social media, a vast portion of the story was laid out by Varric, one of the most instantly recognisable Dragon Age characters. He explains how Solas has a dark background, and once upon a time, he was otherwise known as the ‘Ancient Elven God of Lies’.

It’s revealed that Solas imprisoned a collection of Elven Gods, casting a veil between the world of Dragon Age and the ‘raw magic of the fade’. In his final words, Varric seems to outline the basest elements of the Dreadwolf story:

But now, he wants to tear down that veil and destroy the world, and we’re the only ones who can stop him.

Varric, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Trailer

So, it seems as though Varric will be making a valiant return to Dreadwolf as a playable character, but we’ll also see the well-known ‘group mechanic’ return from previous Dragon Age games, too.

In October, Dreadwolf passed its ‘alpha milestone’ signifying that the entire product is ready to be played from start to finish, but there’s still a lot of polishing yet to be done. While fans wait for the game to be released, they can soak up the Dragon Age: Absolution anime, which debuts on Netflix on December 9th.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms in 2023.

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