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BioWare Confirms More Dragon Age: The Veilguard Details Ahead of Gameplay Reveal – IGN

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BioWare has confirmed more information on Dragon Age: The Veilguard ahead of the RPG’s hotly anticipated gameplay reveal today, June 11.

As spotted by Dragon Age YouTuber Jackdaw, BioWare posted a number of comments in the chat of the gameplay video on YouTube responding to questions from fans. One comment confirmed The Veilguard will give players six factions to choose from when creating their character, all with “deep roots in Thedas.” Three examples were provided: Antivan Crows, Gray Wardens, and Shadow Dragons.

These examples harken back to previous Dragon Age games, with mention of the Gray Wardens in particular rekindling memories of the much-loved first Dragon Age game, subtitled Origins. In that 2009 RPG, the player character is recruited into the Grey Wardens, an ancient order that fights the Darkspawn. Some fans are now speculating that The Veilguard will let players play through their faction’s backstory, as Origins did to great effect, but this is unconfirmed for now.

Elsewhere, BioWare confirmed players can customize their Inquisitor from the now decade-old Dragon Age: Inquisition story in the Veilguard character creator, and “make a few key decisions that will impact how The Veilguard begins.” This suggests Dragon Age fans’ Inquisitor will make an appearance in The Veilguard in some capacity.

And finally, it is confirmed that fan-favorite character Scout Harding is a romance option. This comes as little surprise given Harding is one of seven companions in The Veilguard.

BioWare released a new image of Scout Harding in The Veilguard. Image credit: EA.

These details follow yesterday’s release of 20 seconds of gameplay, below. In it, we see Rook, the name for the playable protagonist in The Veilguard, with Dragon Age mainstay Varric. This gameplay release followed a mixed reception to The Veilguard’s debut trailer, shown off during Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase.

BioWare also recently confirmed that The Veilguard will let you play as a human, elf, dwarf, or qunari. while you wait for the gameplay video, check out IGN’s exclusive interview with BioWare general manager Gary McKay where he explains, among other things, why the developer changed the name of the fourth Dragon Age game from Dreadwolf to The Veilguard. And for everything that was announced during Xbox Showcase, check out our roundup.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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