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Guys, You Might Wanna Sit Down: Dragon Age 3 Exists

The Tweet heard round the wo...oh, c'mon, we knew this was happening.

In news that should come as no surprise, BioWare is working on Dragon Age 3. There wasn't a formal announcement, however. This might be the first major video game revealed through a Twitter hashtag.

"I'm looking for exceptional environment artists to join me at #BioWare Edmonton, Canada to work on #DragonAge3 #gamejobs #jobs #3D #artists," tweeted senior director of creative development Alistair McNally.

As of right now, the tweet is still online, despite quickly making the rounds last night.

The response to Dragon Age II was hardly universally positive, but Dragon Age is one of the studio's pillar franchises--of course BioWare is going to move forward with a third one.

Vinny will probably play this one, too.

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Posted by patrickklepek

In news that should come as no surprise, BioWare is working on Dragon Age 3. There wasn't a formal announcement, however. This might be the first major video game revealed through a Twitter hashtag.

"I'm looking for exceptional environment artists to join me at #BioWare Edmonton, Canada to work on #DragonAge3 #gamejobs #jobs #3D #artists," tweeted senior director of creative development Alistair McNally.

As of right now, the tweet is still online, despite quickly making the rounds last night.

The response to Dragon Age II was hardly universally positive, but Dragon Age is one of the studio's pillar franchises--of course BioWare is going to move forward with a third one.

Vinny will probably play this one, too.

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Posted by cypher89

sickness

Posted by Egge

Hope it got space mining this time. Only thing DA2 lacked, really...

Posted by NekuCTR

Make it not suck!!!

Edited by AndrewB

I don't think they care that it got out.  Pretty sure it was always assumed that with the amount of time they spent building the world, they'd make more than one (and two) game(s).


Hopefully they take their time with it this time round.
Posted by SBYM

Let the whining begin anew.

Posted by jkuc316

This is gonna have a new protagonist right?

Posted by CoffeeBob

Neat. Still have yet to play through the first one though.

Posted by Beaudacious

Lol environmental artist, i think they're trying to be clever. Well to fucking late....

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Sweet!  Looking forward to it.

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Posted by Oldirtybearon

bwahahaha that is too perfect/ Too, too perfect.


Well, looking forward to it.
Posted by Malphye

Hope 3 is a return to form.

Posted by Bones8677

Great, can't wait for it to come out this year!

Posted by schattenwolf86

Hope they actually take time to develop this one.

Posted by zodiac_motherfucker

THIS BETTER NOT BE SOME RUSHJOB BULLSHIT LIKE THE SECOND ONE. I MUSTVE SLAUGHTERED AN ENTIRE NATION WORTH OF BANDITS ON THAT FUCKING WOUNDED COAST


AND GET ANDERS THE FUCK OFF MY DICK. NO MEANS NO MOTHERFUCKER
Posted by bartok

Good maybe Dragon Age 2 will become a forgotten memory we never speak of like Devil May Cry 2.  While Dragon Age 3 goes on to be the well the Devil May Cry 3 of the series.  Which means that 4 will be overly repetitive and mediocre and 5 will be a reboot of the franchise that will anger the fans before its release.

Posted by rjayb89

AW YEAH, ZODIAC_MOTHERFUCKER KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK I'M TALKING ABOUT.

Posted by phrosnite

It should be great. I don't think they will make the same mistake and rush another game after the backlash...

Posted by SpacePenguin

I really hope they spend more time on this one.

Edited by Winternet

WHAT?! Man, didn't see that one coming.


And what is with that pic? That's some serious '05 shit.
Posted by _Nuno_

I really don't get this jaded attitude towards DA, like they are REALLY milking it with 2 games in 3 years. That is an attitude that should be reserved for COD games and guitar hero (now finally dead thank god). 


Maybe this time they will take their time developing it and it will be awesome. 
Posted by SlightConfuse

Im down i enjoyed 2. Dispute its flaws

Posted by Zamir

i hope we don't lose Vinny again

Posted by lumberingjackal

More good, less suck please.

Edited by Underachiever007

Well, they still have time to turn this whole backlash thing around.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

.... yeppie

Posted by SomeJerk

Make DA3 a game that even those not crazy for DA can love and you've got yourself a deal.

Posted by 014

That guy's name is Alistair? Heh, nice.

Posted by Deathpooky

Dragon Age III: Seriously Guys, We're Sorry.

Posted by Delta_Ass

I hope environment artists are the ones who make fucking dungeons.

Posted by Dtat

Hey Bioware. Feedback: listen to it.

Posted by Jack268

Didn't they announce they were releasing one every year? I'm hardly surprised at all by this.

Posted by phrosnite

Dragon Age 3: Retribution
Dragon Age 3: Redemption
Dragon Age 3: Origins :)

Edited by crusader8463

Not sure if it was intentional or not, but I love the joke about looking to hire environment artists. With so little to go on, that opening joke already has my hopes up that they may have heard loud and clear some of the many many problems with DA 2, and that they are going to go back to a DAO style game. 


I don't think my heart can handle another DA 2 let down after how much love I have for DAO.
Posted by probablytuna

I really liked Dragon Age 2, even though I haven't finished it yet. Dragon Age: Origins was no doubt the better game but I like to see the Dragon Age series to continue. Maybe third time's the charm?

Posted by zodiac_motherfucker
@Deathpooky said:
Dragon Age III: Seriously Guys, We're Sorry.
HA AWESOME
Posted by emem

I don't want to have to finish DA2 before I play DA3.. please don't make me.

Posted by Enigma777

All the DA2 haters need to piss off.

Posted by Patman99

Please make this more like the first one and not like fantasy mass effect.... I liked the second one but it does not compare to the first.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

I think the hate DA2 gets is slightly overblown..  It was a solid enough game, but rushed and focused on completely the wrong aspects.  I do hope Bioware take a good long look at the Witcher 2 and see what people actually want from RPG's.  If they're really going to go the route of making less demanding/more cinematic games for casual gamers, I'm not interested.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I have a feeling this game is going to be a lot more like origins than DA2 when it comes out holiday 2012 or early 2013.

Posted by Sjupp
@zodiac_motherfucker said:
THIS BETTER NOT BE SOME RUSHJOB BULLSHIT LIKE THE SECOND ONE. I MUSTVE SLAUGHTERED AN ENTIRE NATION WORTH OF BANDITS ON THAT FUCKING WOUNDED COAST

AND GET ANDERS THE FUCK OFF MY DICK. NO MEANS NO MOTHERFUCKER
As I believe Ryan has said. Zodiac is one of the few allowed all capital.

This is the age of caps. Truly.
Posted by mordukai

I seriously hope they took Laidlaw off of the project. He should never ever  again spearhead a bioware game, ever!

Posted by HonoredSamurai

1 year huh, let's hope the dungeon environmental palette swapping is improved. If they learn from their criticism, we can hope for something special. 

Posted by TheHBK

that game needs more lightsabers.

Posted by Vorbis

He's also playing TW2, please take notes I want DA3 to be good.

Posted by EuanDewar

Hey, maybe it'll be awesome.

Posted by Yummylee

How about some multiple races to choose from this time? Oh how I missed my surly homosexual dwarf warrior. =(

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Posted by Arker101

Not excited at all.

Posted by Soapy86

Dragon Age II killed any interest I had in this series.