Dragon Age: Inquisition to feature co-op multiplayer

Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature a cooperative dungeon crawling multiplayer mode, BioWare has announced.

The co-op mode will let up to four players team up and explore dungeons to collect loot, craft new items, and unlock new characters. The announcement promises up to twelve unlockable characters at launch ranging from among the three classes: Legionnaire, Reaver, and Mage. It's careful to note that this is a standalone experience, and won't have an impact on the single-player progression. 

Those attending PAX this weekend can try out the multiplayer mode at the Microsoft booth.

"For Dragon Age: Inquisition, a special team of veteran developers from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises created fun, fast-paced multiplayer gameplay that requires strategic teamwork on top of Inquisition's party-based combat and extensive loot and crafting system," said BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn, in the announcement. "It was early in the game's development that we realized how much fun fans of our series were having, with so many players teaming up in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. We can't wait to give Dragon Age fans an even bigger and deeper experience."

We had previously heard that BioWare offered a survey to gauge interest in such a mode, specifically asking about Mass Effect 3's multiplayer. Those single-serving missions seem to be a blueprint for this mode, but we'll see for ourselves in just a few days.