Today's Dragon Age: Inquisition character showcase features Dorian, the Redeemer, a mage born and raised in the Tevinter Imperium. I know what that sounds like, but Dorian really does seem like a nice enough guy, as a fellow who doesn't approve of his people's practices and unfortunate reputation. Hence, the whole "Redeemer" thing.
Dorian isn't exactly a new reveal. He appeared in BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition E3 demo earlier this month, and quickly established himself as the new Anders. By that, I'm referring to the wisecrack mage thing, a role Anders once filled prior to Dragon Age II. Considering we already have Cole to fill the might-be-a-demon slot, I'm going to assume Dorian doesn't end up having a Justice to call his own and go off the deep end.
So Dorian is a mage with a conscience from a region where that's not a common thing. He also happens to be an accomplished mage, and won't hesitate to show off his skills -- for good, of course.
Being from a proud bloodline of the Tevinter Imperium has its advantages: Dorian was born with a flair for magic that made him the envy of his peers. He is charming and confident, his wit as sharp as any blade, and if some suggest his manner cocky, it could be attributed to being a powerful mage in a land where mages rule. Indeed, Dorian would be the pride of his family—if he didn't oppose everything his homeland has come to stand for. He wears the labels of "pariah" and "outcast" proudly, knowing that views of the Imperium are unlikely to change until and unless someone of his ability stands up to make a difference.
As for that E3 demo, we saw a great deal of combat featuring Dorian and other party members. With a renewed focus on Dragon Age's strategic gameplay, Inquisition promises to be an improvement over Dragon Age II. Exploration more akin to that of the Witcher series might be a positive indication as well, which you can read more about in our E3 preview.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on October 7. Until then, enjoy some screenshots of Dorian and his old-timey mustache below.