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Multiplayer comes to Dragon Age with Inquisition's 4-player co-op mode

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BioWare is bringing multiplayer to Dragon Age: Inquisition, a mode that the developer describes as "an action-packed dungeon-crawling four-player co-op experience" with fast-paced, strategic team gameplay.

In a FAQ posted to the official Dragon Age website, BioWare explains that in Inquisition's multiplayer mode players will embark on missions given by specialists; acquire gold and loot; craft new items; and unlock new characters, weapons, potions, armor and more. The goal, BioWare says, "is to make a fun dungeon-crawling experience that you can play with your friends. There will be no pay walls in Dragon Age multiplayer. Everything is accessible with gold coins. You can use premium currency, but you don't have to."

Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer won't have an impact on the game's single-player campaign, and vice versa, BioWare says. The cooperative mode's story is separate from the game's campaign, and items from multiplayer won't carry over to single-player.

"We wanted to make sure that the two economies are separate, which will allow a stronger progression in both SP and MP," BioWare says. "If you play Dragon Age multiplayer, you will learn how each class plays a different role in combat, how different skills work, and how your party composition can give you a tactical advantage on the battlefield. This knowledge is transferable to SP, but items are not."

Inquisition multiplayer will launch with 12 characters, with more planned after launch.

For more details, check out BioWare's FAQ on Dragon Age's new co-op multiplayer mode.

Dragon Age: Inquisition comes to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Nov. 18 in North America, Nov. 21 in Europe.