Sometimes it’s the little things.
The Dragon Age series has always stood out for its “all’s fair in love and war” handling of in-game romances. It’s also infamous for featuring rendered sex scenes, gay and straight, that are seriously awkward to behold. Like its sister series Mass Effect there’s typically a less-than-subtle suggestion that, despite the freedom to build any character you want, creating a male hero is the right way to go. At least that’s how it was in the past. Developer BioWare has just released some official box art to challenge that perception.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, the latest entry in the series due out this fall, features a figure on its cover that could be any gender. The best part — the character’s gender is totally irrelevant!
When asked about the cover art choice on Twitter, creative director Mike Laidlaw replied , “an uncertain gender was absolutely intended. It’s whoever you want to roll, essentially.”
Good on you, BioWare.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is currently slated for a Fall 2014 release on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Basically every system that doesn’t contain the words “Nintendo” or “Wii.”
Refer back to this Gamespot link to see the original box art article and get more updates on Dragon Age: Inquisition.