BioWare pushed out the beta for for Dragon Age Keep last week, providing a means for players to get ready for the imminent Dragon Age: Inquisition, recreating the events and characters of the first two titles in the series in the form of a multiple-choice tapestry. The great Dragon Age experiment doesn’t end there though, because Fallen London and Sunless Sea developer Failbetter Games has partnered up with BioWare to create Dragon Age: The Last Court.
A browser-based title designed to bridge the events of Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age: The Last Court has you playing as a noble overseeing the small fiefdom of Serault. Whether playing as a huntress or a scholar you must guide your realm through a turbulent period in its history, which means thorny moral decisions, mysteries to uncover, and illicit affairs.
“This is a game of lordship,” explains Failbetter Games. “You’ll manage the affairs of your court. You’ll choose a counsellor, a bodyguard, an accomplice and a lover. You’ll balance the concerns of your subjects. Will Serault be renowned for its dignity or its freedom? What is the greatest threat: outlaws, revolutionaries, or the the nameless ancient things that slither in its deep woods? There are stories to explore and secrets to unravel. What lies in the Sealed Chantry? Who is the Horned Knight? Who is behind Serault’s recent troubles?"
It’s promised that players will run into a host of familiar faces throughout the adventure, as well as an assortment of all-new acquaintances, oddballs, and purveyors of fine tea. Gameplay will apparently be very similar to Fallen London, in fact running off the very same choose-your-own-adventure systems that made it such an addictive experience.
Dragon Age: The Last Court will be a totally free browser-based game that will be added to the Dragon Age Keep in the coming days, giving you a little bit of time to see it through to its conclusion before Dragon Age: Inquisition arrives on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Have you given the Dragon Age Keep a go yet? Will you be working through this free browser-based adventure to get ready for Dragon Age Inquisition later this month? Let us know below!