At the end of the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Trespasser, the game ends after the Inquisitor pins a knife into a map that’s marked ‘Tevinter Imperium.’ As such, we’ve known for a while now that the likelihood of Dragon Age 4 being set in Tevinter is around 110%.
However, we have what appears to be confirmation that Dragon Age 4 will, indeed, take place in the oldest extant human nation in Thedas, thanks to an upcoming anthology of short Dragon Age-themed stories called Tevinter Nights.
Tevinter Nights is penned by several BioWare writers, as confirmed by Patrick Weekes. These writers include John Epler, Brianne Battye, Courtney Woods, Ryan Cormier, Syliva Feketekuty, and more.
Hey, all: this isn’t accurate. It is NOT a novel by me.
We cannot wait for you to see them! https://t.co/xLijSP7ngS
— Patrick Weekes (@PatrickWeekes) July 20, 2019
Each instalment in the Dragon Age series so far has been set in a certain place, with Origins taking place in Ferelden, 2 taking place in the city of Kirkwall, and Inquisition spreading itself between Ferelden and Orlais.
Even though the Inquisitor managed to qualm the mage vs. templar war that had been waging since the end of Dragon Age 2 thanks to a certain explosion-happy apostate, the end of Inquisition saw new tensions rising.
One of the main characters, Tevinter-born Dorian Pavus, also makes the decision to return to his homeland at the end of Trespasser. Hopefully, this might mean that Dorian could be making a return in Dragon Age 4.
Such a heavy focus on Tevinter, including a new anthology that revolves around stories from Tevinter, all but confirms that we’re headed off to the mage-ruled nation in order to somehow save the world from the Dread Wolf.
Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights is apparently set to release on March 10th, 2020. You can check out the Amazon UK page here.
Dragon Age 4, on the other hand, won’t be released “for a long while.” At least we’ll have some stories to tide us over while we wait.