BioWare have revealed that Morrigan, the rather pivotal Claudia Black-voiced witch at the centre of Dragon Age: Origins, will not be a playable party member in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
She will, however, apparently play "a significant role".
"It is fair for people to understand that [Morrigan] will not be a party member. That's going to disappoint some people," Dragon Age boss Mike Laidlaw told GameInformer, "but it's important for us to be upfront about that."
However, writer David Gaider clarified Morrigan's importance to the third game: "It's not a cameo. She plays a significant role."
“The kernel of Inquisition’s story we knew from about midway through Dragon Age: Origins. The story has been in the making for a very long time,” Laidlaw revealed. “The story of Inquisition is [Morrigan’s] moment, which is a good way to think about it.”
We've been waiting to see what Morrigan's been up to since BioWare shopped us the disappointingly paltry slice of risible DLC that was "Witch Hunt" back in 2010.
"I think you could say in Dragon Age II, we didn’t go to that story, but it has always been there, waiting for us,” Gaider said. The less said about Dragon Age II, the better.
“[Morrigan] has a human role in this plot, which I think may surprise some people because they might only think of her as a plot device,” Gaider continued. “She has this big plot she’s involved in, and while that’s true to an extent, I’m taking her to a human place. That will make sense after the fact.”