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New Dragon Age: Inquisition screen shows a scarecrow

8 Apr 2014  by   Tim McDonald
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HOLY SHIT: scarecrows confirmed for Dragon Age: Inquisition. I type this story with sweaty, shaking hands.

Yes, okay, that level of excitement possibly indicates that I’m being sarcastic, but there you go: EA have released a new Dragon Age 3: Inquisition screenshot. It… it shows a scarecrow. Is it a Darkspawn that looks like a scarecrow? Will blood mages be animating scarecrows to act as familiars? Is this actually meant to be an emotive shot, showing a forlorn scarecrow who failed to scare off birds – birds which then firebombed the buildings nearby, reducing them to the ruins we now see? Is a single tear streaking down his unseen face? Probably not!

I’m going to assume that either this shot has leaked early, is meant to show off the pretty environments, or is supposed to accompany some information that hasn’t turned up yet, but as I have no context: scarecrows. Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. With all of the possibilities, it’s surely a match made in the Andrastian Chantry.

Dragon Age: Inquisition – which is actually the third Dragon Age game, but numbers are scary – is apparently due out later this year.

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  1. Nate
    +4

    This is a screenshot of the Exalted Plains of the Dales. A simple search would have helped you find this out. It was posted to the main website, facebook page, and twitter. Here’s a copy/paste of the description that you couldn’t find.

    “The Exalted Plains of the Dales are characterized by equal measures of beauty and strife. It was here, centuries ago, that the elven nation met its bitter end. On these fields, the holdouts of the elven army faced the forces of the human Chantry and died, defending their promised land to the last breath. This legacy of conflict has endured, and battle once again rages in the Dales.

    The Exalted Plains are now a contested battleground in the Orlesian civil war, and soldiers fight and die here in vast numbers. As the boundaries of reality weaken across Thedas, the memory of injustices past and present draws the attention of restless spirits who rise to possess the dead and stalk the living across the blood-steeped earth.”

    April 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

  2. Naomi
    +7

    You’re a bit of a tosser, aren’t you.

    April 9, 2014 at 6:02 am

  3. Ctrooper2011

    The picture looks more like “ghost” than “scarecrow.” My guess is that it’s a demon taking a certain form or maybe Cole.

    Also notice something peculiar: this “scarecrow” is out in the fields instead of a farmer’s place. Scarecrows are put out to frighten birds, so in conclusion this is NOT a scarecrow, more likely a demon, undead, or a spirit that LOOKS bad at first but later turns out to be a good guy (think Gandalf coming back from the dead and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli think him to be Saruman at first).

    April 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm

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