Trespasser  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Trespasser  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Dragon Age Inquisition: Dorian & Iron Bull Busts available Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:21:32 -0500 Andrea Koenig

Characters in Dragon Age: Inquisition have a lot of personality. Now, you can get a couple of your favorite characters as busts in the BioWare store. As of now, the company store has made available busts for both Tevinter mage Dorian and Qunari mercenary The Iron Bull.

Both busts are collectible, limited edition, game-accurate sculptures that used the actual game production modeling files used to create the cinematics of these characters for the game and its DLC. 

They are hand-painted and hand-crafted, cold-cast porcelain busts with faux marble pedestal bases modeled after the Greco-Roman style. The Dorian bust is approx. 6 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide at the base, while The Iron Bull bust stands at 7.5 inches (including the tops of the horns) and 6.5 inches wide at the base. This makes both roughly the size of a PlayStation controller.

Both of these collectible figures come in boxes with covers featuring promotional game art on the outside. Both figures sell for $70.00 each at the BioWare store.

Dragon Age: Inquisition's final DLC titled Trespasser is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and leads 2 years after the base game left off.

A fan's thoughts on Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:30:01 -0400 Dalton White I

BioWare has released the final DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition, a conclusion that's supposed to bring the story to a satisfying end, but how does it fare?

Well, its obvious from the first ten minutes that BioWare put their heart and soul into making a serious and mysterious plot while also giving your teammates plenty of conversation and wacky situations. As BioWare has previously stated, this DLC takes place around two years since the fight with Corypheus - and some, mostly the kingdom of Fereldan, are nervous about the Inquisition’s existence as an unaligned military force.

This DLC hits the ground running. 

The plot concerns the Qunari and the threat of a possible invasion via the Eluvians. There are multiple decisions that you have to make that have a solid weight to them. Even as the player is dealing with Qunari attempting to assassinate them, there is time to talk to your party members during and between the main quests.

I have to say that the interactions with these characters that I have grown to love are simply amazing. After every cutscene, where you catch up with your party members, I had a big stupid grin on my face. BioWare really knows how to write clever and witty dialogue when it comes to their main cast of characters, like in Mass Effect 3’s Citadel DLC.

Since the Qunari are invading via the Eluvians, naturally you have to pursue them, which takes you through various new areas around Ferelden and Orlais. During the main missions, there are also multiple prompts for companion dialogue, which I loved deeply.

There are many battles to fight and bosses to defeat in order to figure out why the Qunari are attacking. Puzzles were pretty common too, but they were hit or miss - some felt easy to solve, while others had me scratching my head in confusion.

And all this excitement is set a to whole bunch of new music that gives Trespasser the badass, epic feel that Dragon Age is known for.

The Eluvians

Trespasser’s true strength is that it delves deeply into the oldest history of Thedas and answers a lot of questions and leaves the player wanting more.

The ending is spectacular and definitely sets up what will hopefully be the next game in the franchise. As BioWare wanted it to, it really gives a sense of closure…for this chapter in the Dragon Age universe, at least.

If you loved Dragon Age Inquisition and have been on the fence about which DLC to buy for it, get Trespasser. Its story is well put together, the cutscenes are spectacular, and dialogue from the companions is heartfelt. Trespasser brings one last adventure for the Inquisitor and their companions, and it does so with the charming flair and style that BioWare is known for.

It's currently available for around $15 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That might seem a bit much for some, but I guarantee that if you enjoyed the main story of Dragon Age Inquisition, this DLC is worth the admission price and gives loyal fans the closing they deserve. 

Final Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC will be an epilogue that takes place 2 years later Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:26:42 -0400 Andrea Koenig

BioWare and Electronic Arts announced both online and at PAX Prime today that they're release the conclusion to the adventures of Dragon Age: Inquisition in an upcoming DLC called Trespasser, to be released September 8th.

This DLC will come in a special way to the Dragon Age franchise, as it will be something that the team has never done before: an epilogue. Specifically, it will take place 2 years after the main game, adding a brand new adventure.

So what do you do with a world-saving organization in a world that doesn't need any more saving?

Mike Laidlaw, Creative Director for Dragon Age, describes it this way:

It's a chance to meet and talk with old friends, to uncover a new threat, and ultimately decide the fate of the Inquisition you worked so hard to build. It might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too.

Based on sneak peaks from the trailer, we can make a few more deductions about what is ultimately going to come out of this DLC.

This "new threat" will be the Qunari.

There hasn't been much released on the Qunari's threat, other than the fact that they made an invasive move, and it's time to reunite your team to stop them. The Qunari are also using the Eluvians to fulfill their plans.

Because of their immediate threat, this will ultimately cause different reactions from different characters, even some that might not usually have been accessible to players after completing the main storyline.

During an interview at PAX Prime, Laidlaw mentions that some of such characters, such as those who became Divine, might call it the last straw and join in on the battle, regardless of Divinity.

This allows for any special characters that players liked during their adventures will become available again. It hasn't yet been confirmed if this is the case for all sorts of character limitations.

The Eluvian Mirrors play a major role.

The Qunari are using the Eluvians to invade and attack. However, so are you and your team as you go place to place, trying to plot their next move.

In the same interview as previously mentioned, Laidlaw also pointed out a few key factors to the game involving the Eluvians:

There will be new locations. They're actually old locations, but the ancient areas are new to you. Player characters start at the Winter Palace, but all the places you venture to will be "completely new, and completely constructed to tell the Trespasser story."

But why call the DLC Trespasser? Well, simply put, that's you. You will be entering worlds that haven't been touched for thousands of years, trespassing as you go.

Laidlaw hinted at additional meanings, but that's what we have for now. Everything is meant to unfold during gameplay.

Solas returns

Mike Laidlaw has already trampled on any fan's dreams for those who think the epilogue will be about Solas. He might be a fan favorite, but his appearance in the game is as much and as little of a return as the other characters.

This is one where the crisis, the regrouping, a last hurrah, a chance to see your friends and followers, and Solas are all a part of it.

Seeing how things turned out for Solas is just as much a part of the adventure as seeing how things turned out for Blackwall – it’s just that his plays out differently from the others.

Will there be more Solas story? Yes, but it's not just Solas. You will understand his situation and his story in a more developed way, but his entire story is "too complicated" for fans to expect a complete wrap-up in this DLC.

It is also unconfirmed that Solas will be able to join the party. For now he is strictly a character that makes an appearance. Once again, Solas is a complicated fellow. He will just get more story than he had before, completely fair game like the others.

However, there are hints toward using Solas and his story to explore any potential future Dragon Age games that may come down the line. And to stop the hype train before it starts, no future Dragon Age games are confirmed or in the works. Laidlaw and his team just end their games by thinking ahead.

The fate of the Inquisition is on your shoulders.

What happens to you? The Inquisition? That's all up to you and your gameplay.

There's a bit of political tension between the Inquisition and Thedas. These established views in Thedas politics are exactly why the DLC is 2 years later.

The people believe that with your weapon still around and their moment of peace, you might bring back more war and destruction. It's a rational thought - you formed a militant organization to stop the crisis. The crisis is over, so the organization is no longer needed, right? But what about future threats?

Oh, right, then the Qunari attack. 

There will be a lot of choices that have to be made, and some big questions you'll have to answer:

  • How do you approach the Qunari threat?
  • How do you approach oppositions of the Inquisition within Thedas?
  • Do you disband? Or remain united?

Catching up with friends and stopping the crisis brings about the true ending to your story. Dragon Age: Inquisition doesn't end at the main game rolling credits. It all ends with Trespasser.

That said, this DLC can only be played if gamers have fully completed the Dragon Age: Inquisition main game storyline with at least one of their characters. So, make sure you have a post-game save.

This will be the third and final DLC for the Dragon Age: Inquisition installment, after Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent

Dragon Age: Inquisition: Trespasser will be released September 8th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.