Dragon Age: The Veilguard Lets You Play as a Human, Elf, Dwarf, or Qunari

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A snippet of new information about Dragon Age: The Veilguard has emerged regarding the races players will be able to play as in the game.

In BioWare’s fantasy role-playing game, players assume the role of a protagonist called Rook they can customize. In already released promotional material for the game, we can see Rook as a Human. According to tweets from Bioware’s Mike Gamble, who is leading the next Mass Effect at the studio, you can also have your Rook be an Elf, Dwarf, or Qunari.

Another snippet of info from Gamble is confirmation that companion armor can be changed out, which is an important feature for fans.

BioWare’s Dragon Age: The Veilguard reveal leans heavily on the cast of seven companions who join Rook on their adventure. Indeed Dragon Age: The Veilguard’s first trailer, shown off during Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase, introduces all seven companions. Here’s the list, per publisher EA:

  • Bellara, a creative and romantic Veil Jumper obsessed with uncovering ancient secrets.
  • Davrin, a bold and charming Grey Warden who has made a name for himself as a monster hunter.
  • Emmrich, a necromancer of Nevarra’s Mourn Watch who comes complete with a skeletal assistant, Manfred.
  • Harding, the dwarven scout, returns to the fray as a companion with her big heart, a positive outlook, and a ready bow – as well as unexpected magical powers.
  • Lucanis, a poised & pragmatic assassin who descends from the bloodline of the House of Crows, a criminal organization renowned throughout Thedas.
  • Neve, a cynic fighting for a better future, both as a private detective and a member of Tevinter’s rebellious Shadow Dragons.
  • Taash, a dragon hunter allied with the Lords of Fortune who lives for adventure and doesn’t mind taking risks.

BioWare previously confirmed that Dragon Age: The Veilguard will be centered around these companions, prompting the name change from Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. In an exclusive interview with IGN, BioWare general manager Gary McKay revealed some more details on what to expect from The Veilguard, as well as explaining some of the logic behind the name change.

“One thing that’s important to remind fans is that every Dragon Age game is a new and different experience and this game, more so than ever, is about you and your companions – a group that you must rally to fight by your side,” McKay told IGN at the time. “…“In the end, it was most important for us to have a title that was authentic to the companions that are the heart of this adventure we’ve created.”

The Veilguard has a fall 2024 release window, with a gameplay reveal set for June 11.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

This post was originally published on IGN

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