Dragon Age: Inquisition: ‘Jaws of Hakkon’ DLC Announced by BioWare
BioWare has announced that Thedas is about to get bigger and colder in Dragon Age: Inquisition's 'Jaws of Hakkon' DLC expansion, which is coming first to Xbox One and PC.
Game Informer reports that the 'Jaws of Hakkon' expansion is coming to Dragon Age: Inquisition, making this the first major piece of DLC that the already massive game is getting. The first trailer for this new downloadable content will launch tomorrow. While BioWare's announcement Tweet didn't reveal much, we did learn that this DLC will be coming to Xbox One and PC first, which suggests PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers will have to wait a bit longer for 'Jaws of Hakkon.' The Twitter picture did reveal Solas, Cassandra and Cole approaching some Kashyyyk-like, treetop villages. So who, or what, is Hakkon? Well, that takes some rather lore-filled explaining to do.
Based on its name, 'Jaws of Hakkon' will likely deal with the ancient human tribe, the Avvars. The Avvars are a tribal group of people who have a long history in Thedas, dating way back before the First Blight. Dragon Age fans should recognize Andraste as the widely worshipped religious prophet who answered to Thedas' main deity, the Maker. Andraste was married to Marefath, a leader of the Avvarians, who eventually betrayed his wife for the sake of saving their people, which she accepted. This led to Andraste being burned alive in the capital of the Tevinter Imperium. Since then, the Avvars have been regarded with widespread scorn from the other peoples of Thedas. The Avvars believe in a pantheon of gods — their main ones being Korth the Mountain-Father, the Lady of the Skies and Hakkon Wintersbreath. Hakkon is revered as the god of winter and war. As a result, the Avvars embrace both the battlefield and frigid cold to appease Hakkon. Unfortunately, not much else is known about Hakkon Wintersbreath, other than we're guessing he's some kind of massive, Archdemon-y frost dragon.
Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on Dragon Age: Inquisition's 'Jaws of Hakkon' DLC once more information is available.