Netflix has released a 2-minute trailer for the new series Dragon Age: Absolution. In the series you will hear many well-known actors and voices that you already know from other video games, films and series. MeinMMO editor Benedict Grothaus is out of the house.
What game is it? The Dragon Age series is a popular RPG series from BioWare (Anthem) and is considered their flagship game franchise along with Mass Effect. The first part, Origins, was released in November 2009.
Dragon Age 4 is currently in the works and is rumored to have live service features.
In the meantime, Netflix is planning a series about the game that will start on December 9, 2022.
Watch the first full-length trailer here:
What series is this? Dragon Age: Absolution follows the story of the young elf Miriam, who grew up as a slave in the mage state of Tevinter. Along with a group of ragtag adventurers, she is tasked with stealing a valuable artifact.
According to initial information, the plot is reminiscent of that of the new D&D series, which brings exactly what role-playing fans love. But the group then makes it their mission to change the world and make Tevinter a “better place”.
Dargon Age: Absolution features many big names that many gamers should at least know by ear, including:
- Kimberly Brooks (Ashly Madaline Williams from Mass Effect and Daizy Fizroy from BioShock Infinite)
- Matt Mercer (Cole Cassidy, formerly McCree, from Overwatch and Falco from Cyberpunk 2088)
- Ashly Burch (Tiny Tina from Borderlands and Chloe from Life is Strange)
- Sumalee Montano (Aunt Cardea from Anthem and Justina Gu from Naraka: Bladepoint)
- Phil LaMarr (Hermes from Futurama)
- Keston John (Va’ru from Avatar)
- Josh Keaton (Anduin Wrynn from World of Warcraft)
- Zehra Fazal (Pusa from Modern Warfare (2019) and Nia from Fallout 76)
Dragon Age and Mass Effect are both single-player role-playing games with thousands of fans. Publisher EA, of all people, thinks such players are stupid:
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For me a bigger dream than Arcane
I love Dragon Age. For me, Origins is still in the top 3 of the best players of all time and I also happily put in dozens of hours of Inquisition. The fantasy world is successful, a perfect mixture of dark, “dirty” world and bright fantasy.
I was already looking forward to Absolution when the first teaser appeared in June. I’m burning even hotter now that I’ve seen the first real trailer.
With Dragon Age, BioWare has managed to create a world in which magic and dragons are something almost everyday and yet special. Tevinter in particular has always been this fantastic place for me that I would love to explore more. A land full of magicians with at the same time rather archaic structures sounds … wild.
Netflix has had tremendous success with the animated series Arcane. The League of Legends story series is one of the best series of all time and is set to get a second season.
Unlike Arcane, however, Dragon Age: Absolution will only have 6 episodes.
In the comments on YouTube, some users are already criticizing that Absolution’s style is a little too similar to what already exists on Netflix. Arcane was able to score especially with the strong animations. Nevertheless, many are already looking forward to the upcoming series. Still, I’m really looking forward to the new series.
Whether Dragon Age: Absolution will start as strong as Arcane, but even I think it is unlikely given the achievements of the LoL series:
Netflix hit Arcane earns an Emmy – LoL series even beats The Simpsons