In Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, players can currently visit three major countries in addition to the already strengthened Tevinter environment.
In addition to the new Thedas Calls trailer, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf developer BioWare also released a new blog post. In it, they confirm that all three countries shown are playable locations in the game. It was previously confirmed that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will take place in Tevinter. But now it looks like Rivain, Anderfels, and Antiva will be included.
Tevinter was practically strengthened by Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC, in which the one-armed inquisitor stabs the map of Tevinter.
It helps that it has been repeated elsewhere several times since then. But this is the first confirmation of locations outside of it. However, given that Ferelden and Orlais were included in Inquisition, many believed that more than Tevinter was possible. But increasing the total number of countries to four is exciting.
BioWare addressed this issue directly in its Dragon Age Day 2023 blog post. After touching on the countries visited by fans in previous games, the company writes: “This time, however, much more of Thedas is yours to see. The desolate, beautiful badlands of the Anderfels with curtains of distant mountainous spires. The twisting canals and gleaming towers of Antiva, where Crows may lurk in any shadow. The turquoise seas of Rivain with its rushes of greenery and hardy sea-faring people. And of course, there’s more.” The last sentence suggests additional locations, one of which is Tevinter. Fans may also be visiting other countries in Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
Whether or not each location will receive more or less the same attention as Orlais and Ferelden did in Inquisition is unknown.
Players may be given a handful of locations in each region. As long as Dreadwolf follows Inquisition’s map design. Of course, it’s also possible that most of the time is spent in Tevinter, with a few trips to these locations. Anderfels, for example, has a lot of mountains. This could happen again if there were few locations there. However, the Grey Warden fortress of the Weisshaupt is a great attraction to visit the site.
Ultimately, that hasn’t been revealed yet, but BioWare has made several more promises. The full unveiling is expected in the summer of 2024. And BioWare promises new trailers, gameplay and confirmation of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf’s release date by then. Fans still have a long wait, but the wait gets shorter by the day.