The classic video game series is now a Netflix show

The trailer for “Dragon Age: Absolution” doesn’t show much in terms of story, but there’s enough here to get fans of the game and fantasy anime excited. For one thing, the show is made in conjunction with the studio behind the game, BioWare, and the last time Netflix released a show made in conjunction with the game’s studio, we had “Arcane,” so that’s is good news.

Additionally, the show will be set in the Tevinter Imperium, a mythical and hugely important empire within the “Dragon Age” universe, which has never really been represented in the games yet. In the “Dragon Age” universe, the use of magic is heavily restricted in most of the world, with mages being persecuted and forced to either be executed or join a circle of mages where they are heavily oppressed. by the ruling church. Not so with Tevinter, which is actually ruled by mages in a magocracy, which could create some interesting dynamics and lots and lots of magic.

That being said, it looks like the series won’t follow the story of the games, but will be a new story with “characters inspired and authentic to the lore of ‘Dragon Age'”. This means that we will have elves, mages and knights, but also demons, templars and the badass Qunari.

“Dragon Age: Absolution” will be produced by Korean animation studio Red Dog Culture House, which also worked on the animated prequel “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.”

There’s no specific release date for “Dragon Age: Absolution,” but the six-episode series will debut in December 2022.