As part of PAX Prime this weekend, BioWare announced the final DLC for its acclaimed role-playing game, , but it’s probably not what you expect. The DLC, called Trespasser, serves as an epilogue to the main game.
“It’s something we haven’t tried before,” creative director Mike Laidlaw said. “Trespasser tells an entirely new story, set two years after the main game. The story explores what it’s like to be a world-saving organization when the world no longer needs saving.”
In this DLC, players will “meet and talk with old friends” in their effort to “uncover a new threat.” Trespasser sounds like it will wrap up the overall Inquisition story–and tease what’s coming next.
Players will “ultimately decide the fate of the Inquisition you worked so hard to build. It might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too.”
Before you can even play Trespasser, however, you will need to beat the main storyline. Trespasser will launch on September 8, though pricing was not announced.
“This content marks the end of our time with the Inquisition,” Laidlaw said. “I sincerely hope you enjoy it.”
The other piece of Dragon Age: Inquisition news announced at PAX Prime was a new patch for the , , and editions of the game. In addition to “the usual fixes,” this patch will contain some new features and functionality, all of which will be free.
“First, the Golden Nug lets you ‘sync’ your collectibles across games after you’ve completed Dragon Age: Inquisition’s main story,” Laidlaw said. “To take advantage of this, head to the Skyhold Undercroft post game and click the new Golden Nug statue. After you’ve done that once, every game that’s both a) online and b) on the same platform will have a similar statue added to the Undercroft and Haven. Clicking on that statue will sync your current game. This sync is bi-directional and additive, which means that any collectibles will be added to the online collection, even if the character doing the clicking is pre-endgame. It’s like new game plus…without having to start a new game.”
Basically, this lets you use your collection without needing to restart an in-progress game. The sync works with items such as schematics (including those from DLC), potion recipes (but not upgrades), mounts, and Skyhold decorations.
Also coming to Dragon Age: Inquisition through the new patch is a wardrobe for Skyhold.
“It comes pre-loaded with about a dozen outfits of varying colors, each carefully selected to minimize instances of plunging a spiked pauldron into your love interest’s face when you kiss him or her,” Laidlaw said. “The default beige is still available if that’s your jam, of course, but we heard loud and clear that some (okay, yes, pretty much everyone) of you wanted some variety. To find the wardrobe, head to your bedroom once the game patches.”
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