What do we want? Well written, multi-dimensional female characters! When do we want them? Now! Bless you BioWare for paying attention to our peaceful demands, by giving Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s female characters actual character instead of being one note ‘strong’ women with more muscles than humanity. Returning character Cassandra Pentaghast is an extension of this, returning after a stint in Dragon Age 2 where she interrogated Varric until he began to sweat like a grizzly in a sauna. When we saw her last she was as hard as nails but this time Cassandra is tough, sympathetic and maybe love is on the cards for her too. Find out more after the break.
Cassandra Pentaghast; Shoulder to Cry On, Defeater of Enemies
That’s how Cassandra’s voice actor, Miranda Raison describes her in the new video series for the game. According to Raison, she’s less of the hard nut she was in Dragon Age 2 and she even starts to warm up to Varric. He may still be a thorn in her chest-plated side but now she can “see where he’s coming from”.
Don’t expect her to have completely lost her battle hardened edge when Dragon Age: Inquisition rolls around next month though as the first word that springs to mind for Raison is “toughie”. Good to know that Cassandra will still pummel anyone who looks at her funny then.
As part of Cassandra’s more ‘human’ side in the upcoming RPG outing, she’ll also be a “sucker for romance”. Whatever could that mean? Well, despite Raison being asked “if you were trapped on a desert island, would you go gay for Cassandra?” (spoiler: yes, she would) female player characters won’t actually have a chance to romance her because she’s interested in male inquisitors only.
Sad for some then but even if you can’t do the whole soulmate, lovey dovey thing with Cassandra, wouldn’t it just be nice to have her kicking ass with you? Release date info is below.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released on November 18th (North America), November 21st (Europe) on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.