The Inquisition begins on October 7th, 2014! … Or so BioWare announced yesterday in a new Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer. In addition to the announcement, the pre-order became available for sale: Standard at $59.99 and a fancy “Deluxe Edition” for $69.99. In a lesser known story, several online gaming retailers scrambled to be first to post on their websites and one even has a coupon code discount!

The coupon code is set to expire at the end of April. That said, popular EA Origin games at GameFly will often qualify for coupon discounts only to have the coupon revoked. That was the case with Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts last year, so you may have to act fast to get the discount before someone wise up.

With the Gamefly 20% off discount (that’s working as of writing), this makes Dragon Age: Inquisition digital PC version the cheapest pre-order thus far — compared to the 360, PS3, and the Xbox One and PS4 which are all at full MSRP.

The only retailer to get the Digital Deluxe Edition is at EA’s Origin Store. Yesterday Origin Store stocked up on the Standard and Digital Deluxe PC Download versions for $59.99 and $69.99 respectively. As it was the case for Battlefield 4, Titanfall, and SimCity, it is likely that the Origin Store will be the exclusive retailer for the PC Download “Digital Deluxe Edition” – no real surprise there!

If you’re looking to pre-order a console version, you’ll want to check out GameStop. They’ve got the Standard and Digital Deluxe versions for the PC and all Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3 platforms up on the store as of yesterday’s release date announcement. You can also use coupon code “SAVER” at checkout and get free shipping. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition from GameStop for any platform will also net you a pre-order bonus: the “Flames of Inquisition Weapons Arsenal”.

Lastly, Amazon is offering Standard editions of Inquisition on all platforms. No bonuses to be found yet or a Deluxe Edition. Pre-ordering a console version from Amazon will get you their “Pre-order Price Guarantee” which means if Amazon drop the price at all before release you’ll get the lowest. We suspect Amazon will eventually come with some pre-order bonuses but the publisher hasn’t finished sorting out the details just quite yet.

Should you buy Deluxe or Standard?

Personal preference is everything, but if you’re a dedicated fan and would like several in game bonuses, here’s what the Deluxe Edition offers:

  • Skyhold Throne – Rule the Inquisition from an ancient dragon skull.
  • Red Hart Halla – Mount or Fast Travel Beast
  • Bog Unicorn – Mount
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Special Multi-class Weapons
  • Inquisitor Armor
  • Armored Mount
  • Additional bonus content, yet to be announced

Check out some of the pre-order bonus items below (images courtesy of GameStop):

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Viet Do

 
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