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Dragon Age III rumors are swirling across the Internet, but it won't be the next Dragon Age story BioWare tells. This Wednesday marks the release of Dragon Age: Those Who Speak, a new Dark Horse comic book series penned by David Gaider, the head writer of Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II. Dark Horse lists this story as "canon."
Dark Horse's product listing reads: "In this essential story from the lead writer of BioWare’s Dragon Age
games, a king travels to an empire of evil mages to uncover the fate of
his lost father! Accompanied by the pirate captain Isabela and the
underworld merchant Varric, King Alistair will stop at nothing to learn
the truth—even if it means battling an army of cultists single-handed!"
I'm liking the look if this series' art more than the previous Dragon Age comics. Check out the preview for a taste of it.
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As much as I love expanded game universes, I never was quite able to get into any from Bioware that weren't backstory taking place before the events of their games rather then in any time period in which there was anything that may have been affected by the player. I can't help but remember when SW: KotOR fans threw a right royal stink over Lucusarts demanding a "cannon" version of a game with so much choice in it, and half the player base feeling like their experience was delegitimized.
I don't really see Alistair fighting an entire army of mages by himself. I never really thought he had what it took to lead either.
This is very cool. I love when video games get graphic novels that tell side stories or continues where a game left off.
Alister was banished in my play though. do we really need a comic about the most boring character in the game?
Can't wait to hear the banter between those three lol.
Already added to my pull list.
The Mass Effect comics from Dark Horse have heavy input from Mac Walters and are always fantastic, so with the DA lead writer working on these, that quality should remain. And all the issues are always amalgamated into a hardbound graphic novel a few months after release, so we can expect the same with Dragon Age. :)
Comics are great. They can really expand on game canon.
Why Alistair?? I would prefer a comic of Morrigan or any other character but HIM.