Well the cat was out of the bag months ago, but BioWare have at least gone and made it all official. Dragon Age III is coming, and it will carry the little subtitle Inquisition as well. This title lends a little credence to those rumours flying about last month that this third instalment would centre around a troubling time for Dragon Age's largest religious organisation: the Chantry.
Posting on the BioWare blog, executive producer Mark Darrah spilled the beans, saying that company had been working on the game for two years, and that DAIII will carry a new engine that uses Frostbite 2 as a starting point.
Yes, that's right. Dragon Age III in Frostbite 2. Mmmmm, tasty.
"I am pleased to confirm that we are, in fact, working on the next Dragon Age game," said Darrah. "Not a big surprise to most of you, I know. We have been working on it in some way for about two years now with the bulk of our efforts ramping up about 18 months ago.
"Part of that effort has involved you, our fans, and the feedback you´ve provided for Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and their DLC. We´ve visited message boards, read reviews, and we´ve gone to events to have direct face to face conversations with some of our most passionate fans. We´ve been listening, and we will continue to listen."
So that's that. Maybe we'll finally see a true sequel to Dragon Age: Origins, not the claustrophobic mess of repetition and recycling that the Kirkwall tourism board gave us in 2010.
There's more info on DAIII to be found here.