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The Combat in Dragon Age: Inquisition Explained, Will be Able to Target Specific Parts of Dragons

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If you missed the news earlier, Dragon Age: Inquisition finally has a release date. You can read about it here as well as watch the latest trailer for the game which is quite the spectacle.

In an interview with IGN, producer Cameron Lee gave out some new details on how the combat would be changing for the third installment of the Dragon Age series. According to Lee, there will be, “multiple, different types of dragons with different breath attacks, elemental attacks…some dragons are more armored than others.” Lee continued on to explain how the dragons would be reacting differently in battle this time around saying, “They definitely spend a lot more time flying in combat, leaping around the battlefield, so they’re not that typical, static kind of creature anymore. They’ll charge at you, pounce around the battlefield, take off, do strafing runs, they’ll come back. There’s a whole different suite of locomotion mechanics and movement mechanics, which are a challenge.”

In addition they will apparently destroy the world around them. In the previous gameplay video we had seen from some sort of conference way back when, you can see the dragon glide into a structure, demolishing it. While we don’t have specifics on just exactly how much damage the dragons can do and to what extent, but it’ll be interesting to see what the next-gen game can do with Frostbite 3.0 at the helm.

When attacking dragons you’ll also be able to target specific parts of their body rather than attack the beast as a whole as in previous games. Lee explains, “When I’m attacking a dragon, I’m not just hitting all of it I’m hitting its leg, I’m hitting its wing, and that should matter. It should matter where I attack a dragon…that’s something we’re really trying to lean on, and when we come to E3, we’ll really be able to show it in all its glory.” Looking ahead, this probably means that tearing a dragon’s wing apart will keep it from taking flight making it easier for you to attack on the ground. From there, taking out its legs will give you access to the head and so on.

Thankfully we won’t have to wait too much longer to see the game in action as E3 is just over a month away. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest on Dragon Age: Inquisition and other single player titles.

Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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