Those who enjoy BioWare’s special kind of storytelling will be happy to learn that the developer is expanding upon the narrative of Dragon Age: Inquisition by releasing new short stories based upon key characters. The developer announced the release of the first short story from their official Twitter account. Giving Dragon Age: Inquisition fans even more good news, it was also confirmed that the new story is being offered to all for free.
The first free short story, titled Paper and Steel, is available now on the official BioWare Blog and provides Dragon Age: Inquisition players with more insight into the one of the title’s antagonists, Samson. Depending on personal choices that players were presented with during key points in Dragon Age: Inquisition, gamers could find themselves pitted against a red lyrium-addicted templar named Samson. The newly released short story provides new information on this character’s history.
The story was written by BioWare writer Joanna Berry, who actually created the character of Samson for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Gamers whose personal in-game choices didn’t end with a confrontation against Samson would have fought the mage Calpernia in his stead. A second short story, which will once again be written by Berry, is also planned to offer a further look at her backstory.
These short stories give Dragon Age: Inquisition fans another reason to return to Thedas as it provides a new narrative set within the setting of the popular role-playing series. Better yet, BioWare is giving everyone the opportunity to read the new story for free.
BioWare revealed that they are releasing the free short stories in celebration of the upcoming releases of the second volume from the Dragon Age: The World of Thedas lore book that the Inquisitr first reported on earlier this month.
“To celebrate its release, we thought we’d share something special not found in the book: twin short stories penned by Joanna Berry, a BioWare writer and the creator of Corypheus’s favored followers: Samson and Calpernia.”
The developer pointed out that the upcoming release of Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume II is the latest way that the franchise has expanded outside of games such as Inquisition to appear in other forms of entertainment media that includes novels, comic books, and anime. The second volume of the lore book picks up where the first entry left off to try to detail the many characters, places, and events that players witnessed in Dragon Age: Inquisition and beyond.
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