inquisition Dragon Age III ConfirmedIt’s officially official: after constant rumors swirling around that Bioware was working on a sequel to their successful, if at times controversial, series of Dragon Age games, Bioware has just announced that Dragon Age III: Inquisition is coming late 2013:

BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Dragon Age™ 3: Inquisition, the next chapter in the award-winning role-playing game (RPG) franchise, is in development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. Coming in late 2013, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite™ 2 technology.

“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal.  “We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for – a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”

So, Dragon Age with the Frostbite 2 engine? As long as they don’t re-use the same maps over and over again for dungeons, I’ll bite. There’s an open letter from Mark Darrah, Exective Producer, here, explaining why they’re announcing the game when they don’t have a whole lot to show people. No platforms have been announced, though one would assume Xbox 360, PS3 and most likely PC would be among the choices available. Could a Wii U launch be somewhere down the line? It’s all speculation at this point.