While the US is celebrating their Independence Day, BioWare dropped a somewhat new Dragon Age: Inquisition character introduction. Meet Cullen, another returning character and fan favorite. For those who aren't already aware, he's also romanceable this time around.
The Templar first appeared in Dragon Age: Origin as a prominent figure in the Mage storyline, then appeared briefly in Dragon Age II as a supporting character. Many fans immediately latched onto him, so BioWare is bringing him back as an advisor, like with Leliana.
Cullen's description on the Inquisition website reads as follows, sounding much like you'd expect from a dedicated Templar:
Cullen has seen the worst that magic and corruption can do to innocent people. Trained from a young age, he has devoted more than half his life in service to the Templar Order. He saw the Ferelden Circle fall during the Blight and was witness to the mage-templar conflict that tore Kirkwall apart. In the aftermath, it was Cullen who rallied what remained of Kirkwall's templars to restore order to the devastated city. His leadership and integrity caught the attention of Cassandra Pentaghast, who recognized in him a vital component in forming the Inquisition. Now the world is falling into chaos. Cullen is through waiting for others to act, and he's determined that the Inquisition will make a difference for the people of Thedas.
Honestly, thank goodness for characters not plagued by supposedly dark and troubled pasts. But anyway, we're currently unsure whether Cullen will be romanceable for both female and male Inquisitors, but given his behaviors in Origin, Cullen is most likely heterosexual.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released to PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on October 7. Check out our impressions of the game from E3.