Report: More Dragon Age III Info, Possible Names, Concept Art Leak

Several gamers on BioWare's social forum are reporting that they recently took a survey for Dragon Age III. So what about possible names?

According to the rumoured survey, those taking the survey were supposed to select their favourite title from these choices:

Dragon Age 3: The BreachDragon Age 3: ExarchDragon Age 3: InquisitionDragon Age 3: InquisitorDragon Age 3: Apocrypha

The game's plot, as Strategy Informer points out, seems to centre around a civil war in the French-style location of Orlais. All of Thedas continent is tossed into chaos, and magical forces have taken out the Chantry's holy council leadership. Here's more that was apparently in the survey:

A portal between the worlds unleashes hords [SIC] of demons in the land, civil wars rip apart nations and the corruption is limitless. Someone is behind the shadows, drawing the threads which destroy the world. Time has come for the Inquisition.

Take the Inquisitor's cloak and lead the only force able of bringing light into the darkness. Choose the direct method and gather your armies, send spies into the shadows or engage in a political war, make friends and use your connections indirectly: it is up to you how you lead the inquisition. But you'll have to take lead of it from the beginning. Make your player a rogue, warrior or mage and set up your crew from up to 10 (!) complex companions to lead them against those who attack you by systematically spying on, revealing and destroying them.

Art that was allegedly included in the survey seems to resemble the concept art of Matt Rhodes, who does Dragon Age design work for EA.

As popular forum NeoGAF pointed out, Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw quipped on Twitter, "I think it's kind of grainy, but the text is nicely justified with good paragraph weighting. 2.5/5 for presentation."

Kotaku is following up with EA and will update this post should the company comment.

Update: The logo at the top, which was not included in the survey, seems to be fan-made.

DA3 Information & Speculation [BioWare Social] Dragon Age 3 details leak through survey [Up: Lots of info/character art] [NeoGAF] GamesCom 2012: More alleged Dragon Age 3 leaks spill out [Strategy Informer] Artist's Linked In [OnlySP]


    Oh man, I foresee many, many missed lectures and assignments when this comes out...

    This and a rumour about fallout 4. What a way to wake up

    Wait.. is everyone forgetting how terrible Dragon Age 2 was?

    There is no way in hell Bioware is getting my money for this... again.

    After DA2 (Don't get me started) I'm not sure whether this will actually be any good. Going to wait for reviews. Then wait another 2 weeks to see the fan reaction.

    I have no idea how DA2 scored so well with critics. It got constant 8 or 9 out of tens, and yet it was universally hated by players (myself included).

      I can understand the thing about the repeat environments but other then that I though it was a good game

        Well, you didn't mind the combat then. I felt they made it completely mindless and repetitive by introducing waves that appear at totally arbitrary locations.

        That and the lack of reactivity from the story made it a completely underwhelming experience. One of the biggest examples.

        Hawke, without the need for meta knowledge, knows that there is a serial killer with an MO of handing out white lillies to his victims. Fast forward a bit, mother gets a random white lilly, Hawke doesn't even consider that it could be that same killer. Fine, then the quest itself, whichever path you take to solve it, ends the same.

        The same problem applies to the overall story itself, whichever path you take you end up at the same point. On one side? Only difference it makes is who you fight first. The story makes very little attempt to take into account player agency.

        This pattern repeats itself in the very next SP game Bioware pumps out, ME 3, which is a very well covered story, we don't need to go over that one.

        DA 3 is on the 'maybe' list, but there is a laundry list of issues that I have with DA 2 that they are hellbent on taking into DA 3 anyway, the biggest among them being the new art style.

          I enjoyed the combat itself EXCEPT for the artbitrary location spawned waves.
          "Hm. Quest objective hasn't updated yet. Guess I better do another lap of the area to make some more goons spawn." Very shitty. But the actual mechanics of queueing up skills, setting reactions and priorities for party members was still just as time-consuming as DA:O with slightly less micro-management.

            The combat animations rubbed me the wrong way too I guess. It's like I was watching Samurai X crossed with Naruto.

              Animations didn't bug me, it was the fact that the best way to win was kiting and arranging your squad was bloody pointless because even if you strategically placed your ranged attackers at the back, random units would rope down from the ceiling and kill them no matter what you did. So it was kite kite wait for healing potions kite kite.

              Can't believe I finished that game... You go in 30+ caves... All of them THE EXACT SAME!

          Apart from the over the topness of some of the combat animations (characters with giant swords, enemies exploding in mists of blood) I think I prefered it to DA:O's combat. I sort of felt like I was sitting on the sidelines with DA:O's combat and DA2 removed that feeling for me.

      Well here is where you made the mistake; it wasn't universally hated by players, it had it's own sizable fanbase, There was just more vocal hatred of it then there was vocal support.

    I think DA2 was "not" so bad, and will continue play DA3 just for the sake of the story

    I'll definitely be waiting for reviews on this one.... I don't have a lot of faith in Bioware after ME3 and DA2.

    I really quite enjoyed Dragon Age 2, even just for the characters. It was nowhere near as good as the first, but if they can blend the combat from DA2 with the world-building and grand adventure from the first, I would be a very happy camper.

    Neither ME3 or DA2 were bad games, they were still light years better than most action RPGs on offer. I'm of the firm belief that the less time you spend on the internet, the more you'll appreciate your pastime. Or maybe you'll just complain less.

      Or perhaps just complain in places where you won't see it instead? I don't think it's so much a matter of trusting internet opinion so much as a large group of people being of the same general opinion. Which naturally leads to people needing to be contrary.

      Because if you think something could have been done better, saying so is always, always complaining. Always.

    I wonder who will be the "Oh God, I didn't say I want to sleep with you!!" Anders character this time round.

    Isnt that the Wolfenstein log for the 3rd, otherwise looks simalar. I'll TRY to keep and open mind about this as i loved the first one but the second one left a bad taste in my mouth ....

    Dragon Age desperately needs the Pawn system from Dragon's Dogma.

    Dragon Age 3: No connection to DA:O much like DA:2.

    Are they going to explain where Hawke ran off to? Where is your character from DA:O?

    Seems they are making games set in the universe that have no connection to one another. So why tag a 2 or 3 at the end of the title? Get rid of the numbers and just call it Dragon Age:

      They were actually going to have an expansion to DA2 that explained what happened to Hawke but it was canceled. There's always the possibility that Hawke will make a cameo on the third game or be mentioned somehow. I wouldn't expect to hear much about the Warden again though. One of the devs, I forget who, tweeted that they probably wouldn't include the Warden simply because they don't think they'd be able to do it right and that whatever they did with the character would probably end up making people angry.

      Also, the games do have a connection to one another, it's just not a series like Mass Effect where you're playing as the same character on this one long story. You've got to think of the series more as something like Game of Thrones. Multiple locations and multiple characters used to tell a story about the whole world.

    KOTOR 3 or piss off!

      They released that. It's called SWTOR, though. But it has coop! Best coop KOTOR ever.

    I don't know if it was mentioned in any of the links, I'm too lazy to check them all, but this leak also included information about possible new companion characters. One of them was called Iron Bull, apparantly he's a Qunari merc, a guy called Cole, who's apparantly some sort of ghost character in the books (I've never read them so I wouldn't know), a Tevinter Magister and a young female elf rogue caled Sara.

      Yep. There's also Stroud, the Grey Warden from DA2, and Cassandra the Seeker. All of them except for maybe Iron Bull and Cole are in the pictures above.

    DA2 was pretty good. I'd just prefer it if not EVERYONE in my party was constantly trying to have sex with me.

    I still think DA2 was a really good game at heart. The flaws were obviously there and were pretty damn annoying/disappointing but they weren't as bad as DA2's reputation makes it seem. Mostly I think DA2 has such a bad rap because it was the first real disappointment Bioware had given us. People expected craft and perfection from Bioware games and what we very obviously got was a rush job.
    That all said I'm more than ready for a DA3 since I can only hope Bioware has learned their lesson since DA2 and ME3.
    Dragon Age 3: Exarch sounds like a cool name to me.

    Waiting at least a week to see what ppl scream about with this one. There is no Bioware anymore ppl.

    1 more chance bioware....don't mess it up! i really want this to be good

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