A leaked gameplay video of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has surfaced online, showing the game in action for the first time. More than anything it is a clip of a few seconds, accompanied by some images, but since it is the first material in the game it certainly has an effect.
The video was shared by Reddit user u/revanchisto, who also provided some details about the game in a long post.
The insider said he was first of all amazed that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf hasn’t been shown at the TGA, given how long he’s had the video. The same was provided to a playtester who then moved on to work on another game. The clip is not the full video, because the playtester asked not to share it in its entirety to avoid problems.
Anyway u/revanchisto described what he could see. The footage in its entirety shows about 20 minutes of gameplay in a dungeon of Weisshaupt, the headquarters of the Gray Wardens. The gameplay shown is taken from the alpha version, so many details and graphic assets are missing.
The character is an elf “knight” armed with a sword and shield. In the video, there are two additional party members: another knight and a dwarf thief. However, the models of both are provisional.
The Darkspawn is attacking Weisshaupt, which is full of Roots and Red Lyrium. Some enemies have red eyes, as if they have been infused with the latter. The party’s goal in the cutscene is to fight the Darkspawn army to get to a library. During the action the party is also attacked by a dragon. However he manages to do it, he manages to close the entrance door and therefore he has to deal with the dragon himself. The video ends during the fight.
It should be noted that the movie is silent and many subtitles are simply unreadable.
As for the general characteristics, from the video it can be deduced that: The combat is completely in real time with a hack and slash system. As a reference, the developers took God of War from 2018, according to the source of the video. Player characters have their own combos and abilities (selectable from a Dragon Age style wheel). They also have a bar which, when charged, allows you to perform a special move. In the video the party is not controlled directly. In the final version it should be possible to tell the party to use certain skills. The ability to jump has been retained. The character in the video can parry and attack, as well as counterattack in case of enemy attacks. The user interface for now is similar to that of Dragon Age: Inquisition, but that could change. The hair looks really well done, so much so that it comes out of the helmet and follows the movements of the character in a realistic way. The enemies seen in the video are all from Darkspawn, apart from the dragon.
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