Dragon Age: Dreadwolf – Trailers, gameplay, Solas & everything we know

Ava Thompson-Powell
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BioWare’s incredibly popular and gripping saga is set to continue with the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf—but what do we know about it so far? From trailers to gameplay and information on Solas, we’ve got you covered on everything to get excited about.

Fans worldwide are eager to once again step into the vast world of Thedas and explore what BioWare has in store for players upon release. What will the storyline focus on, and how much will the iconic betrayer, Solas, be featured?

Following Dragon Age Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC, which was released way back in September 2015, it’s been a long time since new content was released for the Dragon Age franchise. Here’s everything we know about Dragon Age: Dreadwolf so far.

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The twisting spires of the teaser trailers all but confirm Tevinter as a setting.

Is there a Dragon Age: Dreadwolf release date?

There is still no release date for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. However, Eurogamer reports that it is one of two “unannounced” games EA plans to release during the financial year ending on March 31, 2025.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has received a Steam page where users can wishlist the game ahead of a full reveal planned for summer 2024.

When announcing the game’s official title in June 2022, BioWare confirmed that the game would not be released that year.

Details have been sparse since then, with the game reportedly encountering internal delays and staff turnover, including substantial layoffs at BioWare.

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Dragon Age: Dreadwolf’s release date hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf trailers

While we’ve had no solid gameplay reveals, Bioware has treated fans to two teaser trailers that aim to showcase the setting and theme of the next title.

The first, released in 2018, was primarily intended to build hype—and that it did. Featuring a fantastic score and gorgeous imagery, the trailer started a fire in the hearts of fans everywhere.

Dragon Age 2018 Game Awards trailer

With a chilling quote from former companion Solas, who states, “So, you’ve found me at last,” we’re given a small hint into what route the story will be taking – likely carrying on to some degree from Inquisition.

The video’s description says: “I suspect you have questions,” with the #TheDreadWolfRises hashtag further solidifying Solas’ role within the game.

Dragon Age behind the scenes trailer

In August 2020, Bioware shared a behind-the-scenes look at the developers working on the next Dragon Age title. Featuring concept art and even some small glimpses at in-game locales, such as twisted oak trees in shrouds of darkness and icy, frozen plains, this was a treat that hyped up fans for the next trailer.

Dragon Age 2020 Game Awards trailer

Two years after the announcement teaser back in 2018, the Game Awards trailer of 2020 provided even more fan service to die-hard Dragon Age fans everywhere.

Featuring the narration of fan-favorite dwarven companion Varric, he tells us that he will stand beside us in our journey and that this is “your story.” We also got glimpses of the game’s setting, with the iconic location confirmed.

Dragon Age Day 2023 trailer

The latest Dragon Age: Dreadwolf teaser—and the first trailer in nearly three years—was released on December 4, 2023, as part of Dragon Age Day.

The brief video provides a quick overview of the many kingdoms and regions of Thedas, such as Antiva and Rivain. It culminates in a mysterious voice, likely the Dread Wolf himself, saying, “All the world will soon share the peace and comfort of my reign.”

The teaser ends with the confirmation that more information on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf—including a full reveal—will be revealed in Summer 2024.

What is Dragon Age: Dreadwolf about?

From the 2020 trailer we were treated to, Varric’s narration confirms that the game will focus on a new protagonist in the series, with the prior Inquisitor stepping away.

He says “It’s time for a new hero. No magic hand, no ancient prophecy.” It seems as if the titular character will be someone of little power within the world of Thedas, someone they will “never see coming.”

BioWare has noted that Solas is the Dread Wolf and offered a description in an update: “Some say he might be an ancient elven god, but some say not. Others say he is a betrayer of his people…or a savior who now seeks to rescue them at the cost of your world. His motives are inscrutable, and his methods are sometimes questionable, earning him a reputation as something of a trickster deity—a player of dark and dangerous games.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf gameplay

As with prior games, players will undoubtedly encounter all manner of Darkspawn and creatures within the game, from dragons to demons.

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This stunning screenshot showcases just how the next title will step up its game.

The official Dragon Age landing page confirms that the expected focus is on building relationships and enemies: “Friendship, drama, and romance abound as you bring striking individuals together into an extraordinary team. Become the hero and light the beacon of hope in their darkest moments.”

In a blog post by Gary McKay, BioWare’s General Manager, on January 6, 2022, it was mentioned that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will be a “single-player experience that is built on choices that matter.”

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About The Author

Ava was formerly Dexerto's Evergreen Editor, based in England. With a BA (Hons) in Media and Communications, and a passion for RPGs, The Sims, Pokemon, and Dead by Daylight, she primarily covered tips, guides, and reviews.