Today, Bioware went ahead and confirmed the speculation that had been swirling around forever since Dragon Age: Inquisition was announced. The third installment in the Dragon Age franchise will contain four player co-op multiplayer. This special mode is reminiscent Mass Effect 3's co-op multiplayer gameplay, with four players engaging in various scenarios to defeat enemies and grab epic loot. Unlike ME3's polarizing decision to make multiplayer relevant to single player story parts, Inquisition keeps the two modes entirely separate from one another.
Check out the trailer.
Ah, character customization. What would an RPG be without it? Sure, you might not be engaging colorful NPCs in witty dialogue options, but you can at least customize your axe handle with grips of varying materials.
Let's go ahead and address the rampaging ogre in the room. The co-op mode for Inquisition does feature a real money store allowing you to buy items. However, all of the gameplay-relevant items in the store can be bought for the currency earned in game. If you don't want to actually play the game and want to trick your Legionnaire out in sweet armor with sick flames and everything from the beginning, by all means.
You can check out Bioware's own FAQ on the game here. Dragon Age: Inquisition launches for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, 360, and PC on November 18th.
A few years ago, we saw a minor kerfuffle about the inclusion of a separate co-op mode for Mass Effect 3. Some folks were outraged that this traditionally single player experience was being tainted by other living beings, forcing them to play with actual people in order to get the best ending. And you know what? That multiplayer was pretty cool. Hopefully, keeping the campaign and the multiplayer in two separate rooms will silence the dissenters.