Dragon Age 4’s development has been racked with setbacks and development issues since its beginning. However, in the past two years, it seems like this mysterious game’s development is finally progressing substantially. On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Bioware revealed Dragon Age 4’s title to the public through a Twitter post, linking to a blog post for further explanation.
May the Dread Wolf take you.
— Dragon Age (@dragonage) June 2, 2022
Despite Dragon Age: Dreadwolf being the sequel to Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bioware has been sparse with details regarding the plot of its newest installment. The only hints given have been through concept art, a teaser trailer, and Dragon Age: Dreadwolf’s name.
The title “Dreadwolf” is well known to fans of Dragon Age Inquisition, as it has ties with one of that game’s most prominent major characters: Solas. In the Dragon Age lore, the Dreadwolf represents the elven god of betrayal or rebellion, a trickster deity of sorts with questionable motives, whose characteristics reflect heavily in the character of Solas. With the inclusion of that title as well as confirmation from Bioware, Solas will be returning and with a significant presence in the newest game’s plot. While Solas’ character treads into the gray space of moral ambiguity, he is implied to be Dragon Age: Dreadwolf’s main antagonist.
While Dragon Age: Dreadwolf seems to be pushing attention onto Solas as a returning character, Bioware reminds players that the game will be set on the player character. Regardless if you are familiar with the Dragon Age franchise or not, Bioware promises to deliver exciting gameplay and character moments as more information is revealed. Despite Dragon Age: Dreadwolf not seeing a release date this year, fans should be eager to expect more news to come before this year is over.