Rook's answer wheel in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.
Screenshot via BioWare

Dragon Age: The Veilguard lets you choose between British and American voiceover options

I wish we could hear them. BioWare, hop on that, please!

Fans may remember that they could choose between two accents in Dragon Age: Inquisition. This feature is being brought back for Dragon Age: The Veilguard, allowing you to further customize your version of Rook - the only protagonist that we players can control.

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When you land on the customization screen to create your character, you'll be able to add a lot more detail than ever before, including new hairstyles and eye colors. BioWare seems to have gone all-out with the character customization in The Veilguard, which is welcome after the decade-long wait that we have had to endure.

Introduction to Rook in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.
Screenshot via BioWare

As with previous Dragon Age games, you'll be able to pick from a British or an American accent for your character. Throughout the game, they'll be referred to as "Rook," which is a perfectly gender-neutral choice that follows the Warden, Hawke, and the Inquisitor. There are also whispers that you'll be able to choose your Rook's pronouns and mix and match the feminine and masculine voice choices to the feminine and masculine body options.

Rook, Varric, and Harding in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.
Screenshot via BioWare

Having standard British and American accents in games helps with localization - this is the term used when a game uses different terms and accents to market to audiences in various parts of the world.

One counter-example of this is the localization issues in Wuthering Waves, because the game's team is based in China and the translators don't seem to be able to keep up with the players. Plenty of players have complained on Reddit about localization/translation issues since the game's release on May 22, 2024.

So we're grateful for the effort that Bioware has put into their latest title, which will surely help players feel more at home during their latest quest through Thedas.

Want to read more about Dragon Age: The Veilguard at Pro Game Guides? Check out Bioware promises a return to the classics with renamed Dragon Age: The Veilguard or I take back what was said: first Veilguard gameplay shows Dragon Age is back.

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