Last week, Bioware posted a screenshot which showed the Exalted Plains from Dragon Age: Inquisition. When that was posted they promised more information about the Plains this week. The week has started and they’ve made good on their promise with a brand new screenshot and some details.
From the Bioware Blog:
The Exalted Plains of the Dales are characterized by equal measures of beauty and strife. It was here, centuries ago, that the elven nation met its bitter end. On these fields, the holdouts of the elven army faced the forces of the human Chantry and died, defending their promised land to the last breath. This legacy of conflict has endured, and battle once again rages in the Dales.
The Exalted Plains are now a contested battleground in the Orlesian civil war, and soldiers fight and die here in vast numbers. As the boundaries of reality weaken across Thedas, the memory of injustices past and present draws the attention of restless spirits who rise to possess the dead and stalk the living across the blood-steeped earth.
That’s pretty heavy stuff. Even the accompanying picture conveys a sense of loss and of further turmoil. The Exalted Plains have seen a lot of tragedy and will continue to do so. Even while their world is being overrun by beings from beyond the Vale, the people of Thedas can’t seem to set their differences aside to confront this menace.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One this fall.