News for Dragon Age 4 is currently following the drip approach. To help fans out until BioWare is ready to announce something more substantial, developer executive producer Christian Dailey dropped a single piece of concept art to showcase a mysterious new character wearing a fancy hat.
No details were provided with the artwork, but the character’s outfit and graceful staff suggest that she is a magician, although she has a darker Gothic look more suited to Tevinter, the location for the new game according to the BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development book. Tevinter is home to the Tevinter Empire, the oldest surviving human nation of Thedas. Mighty magicians rule the area and the members of the ruling party are known as Magisters. The Empire is headed by the imperial archon, a position usually passed down from generation to generation or apprenticeships when no consanguinity exists. Whether this new character fits into this hierarchy remains to be seen.
dragon eraCreative Director Matthew Goldman later responded to the artwork with a simple “Meet me in Minrathous!Commentary, suggesting that this is where the magician is located. Minrathous is the capital of Tevinter, and many people now believe that this is the city featured in the trailer shown at The Game Awards 2020. The skyline in the image is very similar to the dark, ominous city that has been seen for a few brief moments. time turns up. seconds and it looks like an interesting place to explore.
The new dragon era title has gone through a tough development so far, and it’s not surprising that BioWare is keeping things a secret for now. The game was in development for two years before EA decided to reboot it to monetize live service, a promotion reportedly canceled due to the failure of HymnNow the game is believed to be a single player RPG. Announced at The Game Awards in 2018, only short teasers and concept art were shown between then and the aforementioned trailer two years later. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait until 2022 to get another glimpse of the title.