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If you can't wait for November 18th to roll around, and you've been twiddling your thumbs and flicking your fingers in deep anticipation for Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition to launch, you no longer need to worry because it appears a new trailer or a batch of screenshots are released for the game just about every other day to keep the hype train alive.
The latest bit of fan-enticing promotional material comes in the form of a cinematic trailer called “The Iron Bull”. It's a small, sweet and action-packed piece of marketing material to help get gamers excited and starry-eyed about their adventures in the upcoming medival-fantasy RPG.
Heck, it was just yesterday that BioWare and EA dropped The Last Court, a short prequel game to help keep that momentum alive. The prequel was basically just a short browser-based text adventure, so there was no worries about committing to a massive multi-gigabyte download or having to pre-order the game to gain access to it. It was actually just a up-front and center piece of interactive media to maintain the enticing aroma of a hyped AAA game.
The platform used to play The Last Court can also be used to help “import” saved games. Since the older Dragon Age titles were on seventh-gen consoles, it's not possible to just plop over your profile and take your save data with you. On PC that would be possible, but on console? Not so much.
The Keep is used as a way to help players make the appropriate decisions so they can get all caught up on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Even if you're not all that concerned about shaping and forming your experience based on the previous Dragon Age titles, you do have to admit that the trailer for the Iron Bull is fairly impressive. I doubt that there's going to be any actual segments in the game that play out quite in the same way, but it's impressive to see, nonetheless. I also like that at the end of the trailer they make it known that none of the CG was from actual gameplay. Nice disclosure there.
Also, given the themes of ethics in games journalism, disclosure policies and public transparency in regards to procedures and dealings with publishers, Electronic Arts has decided to extend an olive branch in the form of allowing gaming outlets to offer up early reviews of Dragon Age: Inquisition. This enables websites to pump out early reviews and give consumers a heads-up as to whether or not the game will be worth buying.
You can look for Dragon Age: Inquisition to launch next week on November 18th. Need more info? Feel free to visit the official website.