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Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Is Now Called Dragon Age: The Veilguard And A Gameplay Reveal Is Coming Next Week


In a surprise twist, BioWare has finally dropped some Dragon Age: Dreadwolf news, only it happens to be that it’s retitled the upcoming new entry in the iconic franchise to Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

The studio says that it wanted to change the title to better capture the game’s collection of unique heroes as the players’ cast of companions. It also announced that next week it’ll be showing off actual gameplay of the game for the first time, with over 15 minutes of footage from the opening moments of the game.

You’ll be able to watch the reveal at 1AM AEST on June 12th over on the official Dragon Age YouTube channel. Here’s that time in local time zones in case you’re keen to catch it as it happens:

Dragon Age: The Veilguard Gameplay Premiere Australian Times

  • 1.00 AM June 12 AEST (Melbourne/Sydney/Hobart/Canberra/Brisbane)
  • 12.30 AM June 12 ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)
  • 11.00 PM June 11 AWST (Perth)
  • 3.00 AM June 12 NZST (Wellington)

In the announcement post, BioWare wrote:

“After Dragon Age: Inquisition launched, the studio was given an incredible opportunity to explore, test, and validate a variety of gameplay concepts as we worked to determine what the next Dragon Age could look like. We brought everything to the table which, yes, even included a multiplayer concept. The time we spent experimenting and iterating gradually taught us a lot. This work, and the amazing support from EA, helped us re-focus on creating an incredible single player game, with all the choices, characters and world building you’d expect from us.

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“At BioWare, we create worlds of adventure, conflict and companionship, where you’re at the center of it all. As fans of our franchise know, every Dragon Age game has delivered a new standalone story. Set in the world of Thedas, these tales explore epic locales and threats, always thrusting you into a new conflict. Each game also introduces a new lead hero – The Warden, Hawke, The Inquisitor – that you can call your own. You can expect all that, and more, with the new game. And of course, much like your unique hero, it wouldn’t be a Dragon Age game without an amazing cast of companions – right?

“Each of the seven unique characters that make up your companions will have deep and compelling storylines where the decisions you make will impact your relationships with them – as well as their lives. You’ll unite this team of unforgettable heroes as you take on a terrifying new threat unleashed on the world. Naturally, the Dread Wolf still has an important part in this tale, but you and your companions – not your enemies – are the heart of this new experience.

“So, to capture what this game is all about, we changed the name as the original title didn’t show just how strongly we feel about our new heroes, their stories and how you’ll need to bring them together to save all of Thedas.”