We’ve been speculating about Failbetter Games’ collaboration with BioWare since February, so it’s a relief to finally discover that it’s Dragon Age: The Last Court. It’s a text-driven project set just before the events of BioWare’s soon-to-be-released Dragon Age: Inquisition.
You play as the ruler of a place called Serault: “an eccentric fiefdom at the farthest ends of Orlais. As the Huntress or the Scholar you’ll guide your realm through the most crucial period in its history. Will its ancient Shame be forgiven? Or will Serault fall into obscurity?”
The game sounds incredibly Failbetter-y (Adam, get back from holiday so I can discuss this with you immediately!). I mean potential threats include “the nameless ancient things that slither in its deep woods” for goodness sake. There is a Purveyor of Teas and an Acerbic Dowager.
Familiar faces from other Dragon Age games are also promised but – confession time – I haven’t actually played any of the Dragon Age games so I cannot make predictions on this front. Origins is sitting on my harddrive waiting for me to start it this very evening though so perhaps we should reconvene in however many millionty hours DA and its DLC will take up. You know. After you’ve all played The Last Court and talked about it without me.
You’ll be able to find it soon via the Dragon Age Keep interface.