Everyone is waiting for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. BioWare fans are hoping the new Dragon Age will put the developer back on top in terms of RPGs. It’s taking a while, however, and fans are hungry for anything. Well, what if I told you there was some Dragon Age coming this year?
Sadly, it’s not a game. Instead, it’s a whole animated series. Today during its Geeked presentation, Netflix announced Dragon Age: Absolution. The show will involve a new cast of characters and a new story rooted in the world of Thedas. The lead of Absolution looks to be a magic-wielding elf, but we don’t have any names yet.
The animation looks similar to a number of recent adaptations, including Netflix’s own Dota: Dragon’s Blood. I’d guess that it was a Studio Mir production, but we currently don’t have any confirmation for that. It could also be Titmouse, who recently offered its efforts to Amazon’s The Legend of Vox Machina.
It’s entirely possible that this story could have hooks into Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. I wouldn’t be surprised to see one or two characters appear in the game itself — or at the very least, have their actions related to Dreadwolf’s plot in some manner.
This isn’t the first time that the world of Dragon Age has an animated counterpart, either. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker is a 2012 film that focused on Cassandra Pentaghast, one of the standout characters in Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition. It explored her origins — particularly her journey to becoming the Right Hand of the Divine, an aspect of her character that plays heavily into her arc in the third Dragon Age game. It was co-produced by BioWare, EA, and anime distribution company Funimation Entertainment and received mixed reviews.
Regardless, drink deep, Dragon Age fans! At least you get something this year! Dragon Age: Absolution will air on Netflix in December 2022.