BioWare's newest role-playing gaming title, Dragon Age: Inquisition, will not be released in India due to homosexual content in the game. The game has reportedly been barred for sales in India, taking into account the country's obscenity laws.
EA said that, "In order to avoid a breach of local content laws, EA has withdrawn Dragon Age: Inquisition from sale in India." It also promised that all the purchases that are affected will be "refunded... regardless of payment method or date of purchase."
It further added, "Dragon Age: Inquisition may still temporarily appear in your Origin Library, but it will be removed before its launch date."
India's Supreme Court had in 2013 restored an 1861 law that criminalises homosexual activity which a lower house said was unconstitutional.
Inquisition will be released for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Meanwhile, BioWare has released the launch trailer for the game. The two-minute trailer shows characters like Varric, Iron Bull and Morrigan. It also glimpses at the enemies faced by players - demons, dragons and giant spiders. We can also see two dragons fighting in the air.
The background song in the game is performed by Joseph William Morgan, featuring Shadow Royale. The song is titled, 'A Wonderful World.'
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3 Important Facts
Below are some of the facts of Dragon Age: Inquisition as noted by Heavy:
- Beautiful and Big- Inquisition has seven huge regions with forests, plains, deserts, swamps and more. Every region is crafted meticulously and the spaces in the game are not empty, but dense and packed.
- Blend of first two games - The combat system in Inquisition is a blend between the first and second games. Players will be able to right trigger melee attacks for real-time combat feeling. The game also allows players to opt for pause, issue commands to party members, advance the time, making the game strategic as well as tactical.
- Multiplayer - BioWare says that the game will include a multiplayer. Four players will be able to play co-operatively to take on the enemies. At the game's launch, there will be three multiplayer campaigns that will take 30 minutes each with a level cap of 20.