BioWare has already announced that a new Inquisitor follower will be revealed every month, with March being dedicated to Vivienne – a human mage and possible companion in Inquisition.
As the month comes to a close and BioWare prepares to reveal a new character, Senior Artist Rion Swanson has been interviewed for the BioWare blog, unveiling the development process for the character. He had the following to say about the team’s work on Vivienne:
“Vivienne was a truly great character to build,” he says in the interview. “I was hooked from the very beginning when I saw the first concept.”
“In the end, I think we achieved quite a dramatic look for this strong new character,” Swanson says. “The combination of sleek and powerful shapes with the ornate gold and fine fabrics gives Vivienne a pretty unique appearance.”
“Watching her move through the world with flowing fabric and using her awesome mage abilities is a real nice counterbalance to some of the other heavily armored characters in your party. Enjoy!”
The Madame de Fer, or the Lady of Iron, as Vivienne is known, will be the official enchanter of the Imperial court in Inquisition. She won’t let anything stand in the way of her goals, even if it means going against her fellow mages. As BioWare stated previously in their reveal of the character: “Vivienne fights to restore order in a world gone mad…so long as that leaves her among those left standing, once all is said and done.”
We’ve recently been ramping up our critical Dragon Age coverage, with a long-form Dragon Age: Origins retrospective review from Joe Yang who, despite calling the game “flowery and frilly”, gave it an impressive 9/10 – ending his review with “..well, I kind of like that”.
Be on the lookout for future Dragon Age coverage here at Continue Play, including an upcoming retrospective review of Dragon Age 2 further news on Dragon Age: Inquisition