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BioWare has released the official box art for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The cover art for the third game is definite break with the RPG series' tradition.
Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2's covers were mostly limited to three colors: red, black and white. Both featured pictures of dragons drawn in blood. A sword-wielding hero stood at the ready. You can see them both in the gallery below along with a larger image of the Inquisition art.
Dragon Age: Inquisition's box art features another armored hero with a sword. There's no blood dragon to be found, though. Instead, the hero is firing a blast of magic at a flying horde of demons in a full-color scene.
They didn't ditch the dragon motif entirely, though. Check out the hole that the Inquisitor's magic makes in the crowd of demons.
Another thing to note about the Inquisition box art is that the hero's back is to us so we can't make out any important physical features. That's a subtle nod to the expanded character customization of the game. You won't just be choosing between a female and male hero. You'll also pick between one of four races: human, dwarf, elf or qunari. The game also offers different voices and body shapes. Long story short, the player has a huge role in shaping their hero.
The demons seen in this box art are from the Fade. The Fade is a supernatural realm that players visited in the first two Dragon Age games. In Inquisition, a huge portal opens up between the Fade and the mortal world. As the head of the Inquisition, the player must travel across the world closing smaller "Fade tears" where the worlds are linked. They must also find out who is behind the initial portal.
The fortresses in the box art's background are a hint at one of the game's features as well. The player must capture fortresses throughout the land and turn them into Inquisition outposts. These outposts can then produce agents that will further the Inquisition's mission and help the player character grow in strength as well.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is expected to launch this fall on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. BioWare has yet to announce a release date.