Bioware announces Dragon Age Inquisition Uber Edition

dragon-age-inquisition-bannerWell, technically, they’re calling it the Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor’s Edition.  But that sounds a little redundant, doesn’t it?  Sort of like ATM machine, or pre-heat.  In any case, Bioware has unveiled the long awaited uber-mega-awesome edition of their upcoming RPG, and hopefully it’s everything you dreamed it would be.  Read on for the details.

The announcement came earlier today from Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of the Dragon Age franchise.  It was Darrah who referred to it as the “Uber Edition” on his twitter feed, but the actual name appears to be the Inquisitor’s Edition.  It costs $169.99, American.  Let me repeat, it costs $169.99.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that you get a lot of really cool stuff for your hard earned money.  First, check it out with your own eyes below, and let its awesomeness wash over you.  I’ll come back with the details after you’re done gazing upon it.

Dragon-Age-Inquisition-UberSo first of all, the Inquisitor’s Edition comes with the Deluxe version of the game, which includes the following in-game extras.

  • Skyhold Throne – Every ruler should sit in a place of high honor, but as the Inquisitor you will have the greatest of all, fashioned from an ancient dragon skull.
  • Red Hart Halla – Traverse the perilous, living world atop this great-horned beast.
  • Bog Unicorn – Once belonging to an evil marauder, this unique mount has returned to inspire fear into those who would oppose you.
  • Bring the world of Thedas wherever you go with the digital soundtrack
  • Bonus digital content – to be announced!
  • Also receive the mighty Flames of the Inquisition Gear:
  • Multi-class Weapons: Smite your enemies with the Flames of the Inquisition weapons arsenal. Whether staff or daggers, greatsword or war hammer, these weapons will make short work of your foes.
  • Inquisitor Armor: Protect yourself against the onslaught of enemy attacks by suiting up in the Flames of the Inquisition Armor.
  • Armored Mount: Flames of the Inquisition gear also includes a valiant steed, complete with its own set of Inquisition Armor forged from the flames of battle.

In addition to all of that fun stuff, the Inquisitor’s Edition comes loaded with everything below.

  • Highly detailed exclusive Inquisitor Collector’s Edition case produced by TriForce measures approximately 8.5″ x 13.5″ x 14.5″
    • The case is individually wrapped in faux reptile skin, has the mark of the Inquisitor stamped on top in gold foil, with an interior fitted with imprinted red silk.
  • Cloth map of Thedas drawn to scale measuring approximately 22″ x 32″
  • 72 card Major and Minor Arcana tarot card deck with custom artwork depicting mythology from Dragon Age lore.
  • Inquisitor full scale, six piece, lock tool set
  • One set of four full scale map markers each approximately measuring 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 4″
  • Inquisitor’s Badge
  • Quill and Inkpot
  • 40-page Inquisitor’s Journal
  • Orlesian Coins
  • Limited edition SteelBook case to house your copy of the game

On its own, the Deluxe Edition wills sell for $69.99, so in reality, you’ll be buying all of the extra goodies for $100, which is actually not a bad price tag for someone who is really, reeeally into Dragon Age.

Now here’s the slightly crappy part.  According to Mark Darrah’s twitter feed, the Inquisitor’s Edition appears to be a Gamestop and EB Games exclusive.  So Best Buy, Amazon, and the rest of the major retailers will not be carrying it.  The game is available for pre-order right now on the American, British, and Canadian Gamestop/EBGames sites, and Mark Darrah assures that it will be rolling out to the other markets in the coming hours.  While there is no PC version of the Inquisitor’s Edition listed on the sites, Darrah also insists that one is on the way.

Dragon Age Inquisition launches this October 7th in North America, October 9th in Australia and October 10th in Europe.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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