Bioware has revealed all of the potential romantic interests for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
News of this comes from a post on the developer’s forums from Creative Director Mike Laidlaw.
Laidlaw revealed that Bioware decided to formally announce who players would be able to enter a relationship with due to the game’s large scope and so players wouldn’t spend too much time playing through the story before realizing their prospective love interest wasn’t interested in their character. He was quick to preface that just because a character can be romanced by the player doesn’t mean that it’s a guaranteed thing, citing character race, gender and choices as potential deterrents from taking your relationship with them to the next level.
The full list of romantic options and their gender and race preferences follows. Spoilers ahead.
Laidlaw calls the following the game’s “core” romantic options as they carry no race preferences and are only determined by gender and whether or not they agree with certain player choices.
- Cassandra is interested in male characters.
- Blackwall is interested in female characters.
- Josephine is interested in both male and female characters
- Iron Bull is interested in both male and female characters
- Sera is interested in female characters.
- Dorian is interested in male characters.
Two more romantic options are limited to certain races, but have the same amount of content as the other options.
- Cullen is interested in female elves and female humans.
- Solas is interested in female elves only.
This does mean that of the game’s main cast Varric, Vivenne, Cole and Leliana will not be interested in any sort of romantic involvement with the Inquisitor, but Bioware hopes that their arcs outside of romance will be enough to satisfy fans.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 18th. For more on the game, check out our thoughts on what the game’s success or failure means for Bioware.