Hawke's Absence in Dragon Age: The Veilguard – What to Expect!

Dragon Age: The Veilguard Won't Feature Hawke 🎮🚫

Hey, Dragon Age fans! Gather 'round because we’ve got some exciting yet bittersweet news from the realm of Thedas. 🐉✨ Last week’s Xbox Games Showcase had all of us at GeekyZone on the edge of our seats as Bioware finally pulled back the curtain on their next epic installment in the Dragon Age series, officially titled Dragon Age: The Veilguard. Previously known by its codename Dreadwolf, this game is set a whopping ten years after the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition. And oh boy, there are some juicy details to dig into! But first, let’s address the elephant in the room – or should we say, the Hawke in the room. 🏹

Hawke's Not Coming Back 😢

So here’s the scoop: Hawke, the beloved protagonist from Dragon Age 2, won't be making an appearance in The Veilguard. 😭 Yep, you read that right. Unlike Inquisition, where Hawke popped in for a few epic quests, our good ol’ Champion of Kirkwall will be sitting this one out. The news dropped during a fan Q&A session on Discord, where the Bioware team confirmed that Hawke’s story won’t continue in this new chapter.

Now, if you played through Inquisition, this might not come as a huge shock. Depending on the choices you made, Hawke’s fate was left quite... precarious. 🤔 It seems the developers decided to sidestep the potential mess of explaining Hawke’s miraculous survival – if they even survived at all. Because let’s be real, retconning that could get pretty messy. 🧹

Spotlight on the Inquisitor ✨

Instead, Bioware is shining the spotlight back on the Inquisitor. Players will be able to recreate their Inquisitor from Dragon Age: Inquisition, and this time, they’ll be front and center again. But what about the Warden from Dragon Age: Origins? 🤷‍♂️ Well, we’re still in the dark on that one. The Warden was mentioned in passing in both Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition, but Bioware is keeping their lips sealed for now.

New Adventures Await 🚀

But fear not! The Veilguard promises to be packed with thrilling new content. The game will feature a robust character creator that lets you dive deep into your faction and backstory, making your hero truly your own. 💪 Plus, there's a mix of fresh faces and familiar friends among the companion characters. And here’s a fun twist: companions can now start romances with each other if you decide not to pursue them. Talk about drama! 💔❤️

When Can We Play? 🗓️

Now, onto the big question – when can we get our hands on The Veilguard? While Bioware hasn’t nailed down an exact release date yet, they’ve assured us it’s slated for release sometime this year. 🥳 After the Xbox Games Showcase, they’ve been trickling out more details, so stay tuned. Fingers crossed we get a solid release date soon so we can all start planning our sick days! 🏥📅

That’s all for now, fellow adventurers. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates as we inch closer to the release. And remember, even without Hawke, the journey through Thedas is bound to be legendary. 🏞️⚔️

Stay geeky, stay tuned, and let’s get ready to dive back into the world of Dragon Age! 🌟

Images and technical data courtesy of Comicbook.com.

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