We’ll get to see more of the world of Thedas in Dragon Age: Inquisition than we have in previous games. Over the last few months we’ve gotten glimpses of some of the new areas we’ll get to visit and today, Bioware has released a few screenshots that showcase a portion of the world known as the Western Approach.
As you can see from the screens below, this part of southwestern Orlais is an enormous desert. Enormous and barren. Aside from some birds and trees, this place shows no signs of life. This isn’t all that surprising considering that this was the place where the Second Blight took place. I’m sure that all of the Darkspawn blood that was spilled was’t exactly conducive to life. Despite the fact that the battle took place so long ago, the area still looks like the scene of a great conflict.
If this place is so devoid of life then what would players be doing here? See that fortress? That’s castle Adamant, a former stronghold of the Grey Wardens which has been abandoned for some time. No one occupies its halls except for some spirits. I think it’s safe to say that these will be the primary enemies that players will face in this area. Considering that the Veil, the barrier between the corporeal and spirit world has been breached, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that some truly frightening demons are now in control of this place.
Needless to say, but these screenshots look gorgeous. This is a barren, empty land but it looks stunning and definitely generates a feeling of desolation and isolation.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.