Dragon Age: Inquisition video proves dwarves can backflip

Dragon Age

Here's nearly nine minutes of straightforward, unedited footage from Dragon Age: Inquisition, full of blazing spell effects and teleporting rogues. Witness also the surprising elegance of Varric's backflip technique, which he uses to both evade and discharge a sneaky mid-air shot. Fancy dwarf!

Combat is a hyperactive interpretation of D&D's classic roles, obscured perhaps a little too much by the fireworks that accompany every move. The OTT blood splatter of Origins makes a welcome return, though. I always liked the way Origins characters would walk around cutscenes looking as though they'd just escaped an explosion in a paint factory.

Check out Manny's hands-on preview for a sense of how it all plays. After a bit of a delay, Inquisition is due out on November 18.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.