Dragon Age: Inquisitions will be out this fall, and today EA and BioWare released the finalized box art for public inspection. On it, we see the new hero, an Inquisitor, facing a great evil approaching from above. That's detinitely not a dragon (sort of), though this is the first time we're seeing a Dragon Age cover without the series' iconic blood dragon. BioWare is getting creative.
The nature of this new evil in Dragon Age: Inquisitions remains in the dark, though we're pretty sure it has nothing to do with the Blight. Either way, the box art does look pretty awesome, every aspect of it being well-thought-out. The green sets the swarm apart from the warmer tones characterizing the Inquisitor, and the way it's dropping down from the sky like a plague makes it feel almost suffocating.
The gender neutrality surrounding the Inquisitor is also intentional, while also serving as a nice throwback to the Dragon Age: Origins cover, which featured a similarly ambiguous Grey Warden. In between, however, Dragon Age II slapped a very manly-man Hawke on its cover art.
When asked whether the vagueness behind the Inquisitor was intended, BioWare's Mike Laidlaw stated, "An uncertain gender was absolutely intended. It's whoever you want to roll, essentially."
Dragon Age: Inquisitions will be released for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC later this year.