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Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date window and latest news

Want to find out everything we know about the Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date and more? Here's what's coming to the recently renamed Dragon Age The Veilguard.

Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date: Solas and Varric

When is the Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date? Dragon Age Dreadwolf has been in development for a long time. It’s been almost a decade since its predecessor, Dragon Age Inquisition, launched and it’s finally time to start talking about the game – which now goes by Dragon Age The Veilguard – ahead of its 2024 launch.

Below, we’ve compiled everything we know about the Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date, the game’s story, and what we’ve seen of the RPG game so far. There are spoilers for the series ahead, so be warned.

Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date window

Dragon Age Dreadwolf will release in Fall 2024 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Bioware confirmed the launch window as part of its Summer 2024 reveal roadmap. Though it goes by ‘Dragon Age The Veilguard’ now, this is still the same game that was announced at The Game Awards in 2018.

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The road to Dreadwo- sorry, The Veilguard has been a peculiar one. The new Dragon Age started as codename ‘Joplin,’ and was intended to be a more modestly-sized game. However, it quickly fell into development purgatory as devs were shipped off to work on Mass Effect Andromeda and Anthem (oof).

To make matters worse, the game was actually canned in 2017 as it lacked an avenue toward live-service monetization, which EA was aggressively pushing for back then. This is probably a blessing, though, considering how much of a disasterclass 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 was from an MTX standpoint.

Then, in 2018, the project was restarted under the codename ‘Morrison’ with a live-service element. Uh-oh. The happy ending to this tale is that The Veilguard’s monetization scheme was canned in early 2021, which brings us to the true single-player RPG sequel we’re now in for. Phew.

Dragon Age Dreadwolf trailer

The first time we saw the new Dragon Age game under its ‘The Veilguard’ moniker was during Summer Game Fest 2024. There, Bioware reintroduced the game with an ‘Official Reveal Trailer’ you can check out above in the release date section of this guide.

The first time we properly saw the game as its original title, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, was in the trailer from The Game Awards 2020. It hinted at the return of Darkspawn and ended with a teaser about Solas. While didn’t offer gameplay, it did tee us up for a brief overview of the game and what we could expect from its tone.

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During the trailer, we see an idol between the figures of a wolf and an elf with an outstretched hand. Details are light on the ground, but we can assume that this is an important reference to Solas and his heritage, and the idol will most likely play a central role in Dragon Age Dreadwolf.

Dragon Age Dreadwolf story

Dragon Age Dreadwolf is set after the cliffhanger events of Dragon Age Inquisition and its DLC. The “Dreadwolf” refers to the revelation that Solas was the villainous Dreadwolf who had been opposing you the whole time. It was broadly expected that Solas would be the big bad at the time.

However, since the title swap to ‘The Veilguard’ it seems that Solas’ role has shifted slightly. As various devs stress in this GameInformer feature, Solas is still a pivotal character in the narrative, but he isn’t the central figure that he perhaps once was.

In the 20-minute-long gameplay reveal video showcased at Summer Game Fest 2024 – you can check that out in the gameplay section below – we get an insight into The Veilguard’s prologue. Rook, Lace, Variric, and Neve are on the hunt for Solas who is attempting to destroy the Veil – a barrier between Thesdas and a realm called the ‘Fade.’

As it transpires, Solas isn’t actually trying to destroy the world by breaking the barrier between the elven gods of old and the modern plain. Rather, he’s attempting to move the gods Elgar’nan and Ghilan’nain to a new, shinier prison space.

After accidentally trapping Solas in the Fade, and letting the two ancient gods loose, we now have to work with Solas from the other side to lock them back up again.

Dragon Age Dreadwolf gameplay

Dragon Age The Veilguard is looking pretty solid as of its recent gameplay reveal. As you’ll see below, it’s a true, blue, fantasy ARPG complete with all the standard bells and whistles expected of the genre. There are also dialogue trees which your companions react to by showing either their approval or disapproval depending on your choice.

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That’s everything we know about the Dragon Age Dreadwolf release date, gameplay, and story. If you’re looking for more upcoming games, you can read our full lists of new PS5 games and new Xbox games for comprehensive lists.