Several gamers on BioWare's social forum are reporting that they recently took a survey for Dragon Age III.
Above is the game's rumored logo supposedly revealed by a BioWare character artist's Linked In page. So, what about possible names?
According to the rumored survey, those taking the survey were supposed to select their favorite title from these choices:
• Dragon Age 3: The Breach
• Dragon Age 3: Exarch
• Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
• Dragon Age 3: Inquisitor
• Dragon Age 3: Apocrypha
The game's plot, as Strategy Informer points out, seems to center around a civil war in the French-style location of Orlais. All of Thedas continent is tossed into chaos, and magical forces have taken out the Chantry's holy council leadership.
Here's more that was apparently in the survey:
[UPDATE A few hours after we posted this story, we received a cease-and-desist letter from a law firm representing the survey company involved here, Frank N. Magid Associates. Upon the advice of our legal counsel, we have switched our direct quote of the rumored game's plot to a paraphrase. Want to see and read more? Click on the links at the bottom.]
The survey's plot summary states that a portal opens up and spills demons into the world. Things are bad. The game empowers the player to become an Inquisitor, amassing an army, making friends, indulging in political intrigue and commanding as many at 10 "complex companions" in a grand adventure.
Art that was allegedly included in the survey seems to resemble the concept art of Matt Rhodes—who does Dragon Age design work for EA.
As popular forum NeoGAF pointed out, Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw quipped on Twitter, "I think it's kind of grainy, but the text is nicely justified with good paragraph weighting. 2.5/5 for presentation."
Kotaku is following up with EA and will update this post should the company comment.
Update: The above logo, which was not included in the survey, seems to be fan-made.
DA3 Information & Speculation [BioWare Social]
Dragon Age 3 details leak through survey [Up: Lots of info/character art] [NeoGAF]
GamesCom 2012: More alleged Dragon Age 3 leaks spill out [Strategy Informer]
Artist's Linked In [OnlySP]