Dragon Age: Inquisition Story DLC Launching... Today!

Dragon Age: Inquisition Story DLC Launching... Today!

Jaws of Hakkon, the first story-based DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will launch today on Xbox One and PC (and later for PlayStation).

Well this is a fine how-do-you-do. Bioware has quite unexpectedly announced that the first story-based DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, will launch... tomorrow! That is, if you happen to be an Xbox One or PC gamers. The official Dragon Age Twitter account posted the news, which was initially interpreted by many as an announcement of the DLC's trailer. However BioWare boss Aaryn Flynn has confirmed to Kotaku that the full DLC is indeed coming tomorrow.

No mention was made of the PlayStation release, except that it would be "later", meaning that this is most certainly the result of one of those nasty "timed exclusivity" agreements between Microsoft and EA. No pricing details, or comment on whether or not the DLC would make its way to "last-gen" platforms, was announced.

If you listened very carefully while playing Inquisition, you would have heard "Hakkon" mentioned a few times. The name Hakkon itself seems linked to one of the old Avvar gods, Hakkon Wintersbreath. Hakkon is the "Lord of Winter", so we can probably expect the DLC to take place in some snowy mountaintop.

And that's pretty much all we know - anything else would be pure speculation. I'm excited!

Sources: Twitter, Kotaku

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Clearly going to be a beach episode.

sigh i remember when atleast the standard was high enough on this site to avoid a FREAKING TYPO! in the titel

coolbond:
sigh i remember when atleast the standard was high enough on this site to avoid a FREAKING TYPO! in the titel

But isn't the DLC coming out tomrorow? :P

Well I'm excited for this at least, but I'm also wondering when we get the Black Emporium?

MercurySteam:
Well I'm excited for this at least, but I'm also wondering when we get the Black Emporium?

Likewise. I'm also hoping that they don't plan on giving last-gen consoles the shaft in regards to DLC. Since I play Inquisition on my 360, I'd really hate to be left out because of that.

Timed exclusive DLC ... I don't even know anymore.
When will they get fucking tired of this?

Weird though, they haven't even released a trailer for DLC, so I wonder what it actually is. I'm somewhat hoping for DLC that is based after the main game. Still, based after or during, Maker knows that we better quests for the game.

It's already available on Xbone.

StormShaun:
Timed exclusive DLC ... I don't even know anymore.
When will they get fucking tired of this?

Weird though, they haven't even released a trailer for DLC, so I wonder what it actually is. I'm somewhat hoping for DLC that is based after the main game. Still, based after or during, Maker knows that we better quests for the game.

It's mid-late game, not post game.

You might want to check your title.

Steven Bogos:

A timed exclusive, if such is in fact the case, would only be a big deal if there were many people who gave a damn about the game. Timed exclusives for a game few care much about is not news. It's barely a ho-hum.

It really should say Today considering the article was posted on the 24th, the same date as the DLC comes out. Just saying.

KingsGambit:
A timed exclusive, if such is in fact the case, would only be a big deal if there were many people who gave a damn about the game. Timed exclusives for a game few care much about is not news. It's barely a ho-hum.

Inquisition was BioWare's most successful launch. I think we can assume that some folks have stuck around.

I am interested, but I will definitely wait for the reviews before I jump in. Dragon Age certainly doesn't have the best track record with DLC, and I am just hoping that this isn't one of them.

... that and I need to reinstall the game again at a measly 800kb/s, so I am in no rush to do that.

Winter is Coming

Freaking hell, so much coming out this week! Too much even.

This DLC, Life is strange ep2, Pillars of Eternity.... aggh

Laggyteabag:
I am interested, but I will definitely wait for the reviews before I jump in. Dragon Age certainly doesn't have the best track record with DLC, and I am just hoping that this isn't one of them.

... that and I need to reinstall the game again at a measly 800kb/s, so I am in no rush to do that.

Aside from the drama of day one DLC with some of their previous games, Bioware has probably put out some of the best story-driven DLC's I've yet experienced.

Especially the ones for ME2 and ME3.

Comments like No one Cares, only show self centered ignorance and nothing else.
Never mind the obvious why post if you don't care.
Somebody will care, whatever the game is and regardless of the general attitude expressed by the majority opinion. Even widely condemned games like Assassin's Creed Unity.
Indeed games like Dragon Age II and Mass Effect 3, were badly received and even hated, only because people cared. They aren't bad games at all, they are bad sequels to great games, ones that had raised the fans expectations of what the sequel should and would be.

Exclusives should be hated whatever platform they are on. Only ignorant fanboys love "their systems" exclusives and hate all others. Only being able to afford a single system, you should choose the one best for your needs and ignore exclusives. The one thing you should never do is buy a system just to play an exclusive game.
If the games not on your chosen system, ignore it. If exclusives don't sell systems then exclusives will end.
I only play games on the PC, my chosen system, because of modding. PC has some exclusives but these are not usually paid for exclusives. Mostly Indies or beyond the consoles Technical Limits, like Star Citizen will be. If RSI can make it work on consoles, that'd be fine as long as the PC games not downgraded, I don't care about consoles getting a less taxing version, if they can't handle the full powered game.

I'm on 360 so it doesn't mean anything to me yet, and even if it was a proper release across all systems (as should be the norm, with no exceptions), I'll be waiting for patch 5 and the Black Emporium.

I got so overexcited and then I saw that it's coming "Later" to PS4. So now I'm going to go and sit and cry. I want it now! D: I do want some post-game DLC though, I need to know what happens. I never wanted it to end :(

Playing Bloodborne tomrorow on my PS4, which I have, unlike the Xbone.
I'm not even sure why I'm being pissy at them as I played DA:I on PC.
Oh that's right, I couldn't play this tomrorow if I wanted to anyway since since their patches have fucked up modding (again (possibly intentionally)) and I'm too lazy to do any workarounds at present. So I'll have to wait and see if the modders can sort it out.

*buys DLC on Origin*

mmmkay, let's see what I get. I'm gonna be real disappointed and probably disenfranchised if this turns out to suck, or if I get my online pass revoked like what happened with ME3: Citadel a couple of years back.

It's not out tomorrow; it's out today.

Aha, so that's what that massive "update" was about.

Console exclusive says to me "I don't want your money."

I fear for Fallout 4 for PS4 if Bethesda treats patches and DLC like they treated Skyrim.

Yes! I've been waiting for some sort of news on this front! To find out that they brought it out under the radar like this makes me super excited!...Except, I have it on the PS3 and PS4. So...boo, I guess? I'll get it when it comes to my system for sure though.

In the meantime, I have Bloodborne to make up for it. Victory!

 

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