Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker – Meet Cassandra

We’ve covered ogres, demons, and dragons (oh my!) along with some key scenery pieces forDragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker. Now let’s spend a little time getting to know the characters. First up, the star of the movie herself – Cassandra Pentaghast!

Some of you may be asking why we chose Cassandra as the main character for the story. If you watched our “Production Update 01” video, you’ll hear Mike Laidlaw, Creative Director of Dragon Age at BioWare answer that question.

“It’s because it ties in with the themes that we’ve been building to. So for us finding out her backstory. Seeing how she rose to the prominence that she has gives us this completely new take on what’s happening both with her order and with the templars, and with that ongoing conflict that ties the whole Dragon Age universe together.” -Mike Laidlaw, Creative Director – BioWare

Please enjoy these preliminary sketches and designs of our heroine, Cassandra. Don’t forget toplace your pre-orders now for Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 29th, 2012.

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Cassandra –Sketch 1

For those who have played Dragon Age II, you’ll notice that the Cassandra in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker looks a bit different than the Cassandra Pentaghast you’ve seen in the game.

Cassandra – Sketch 2

This Cassandra is a much younger version than the one you’ve seen in Dragon Age II. We’ve lengthened her hair and lightened the make-up to give her a more innocent appearance. But believe me, she’s still a force to be reckoned with!

Cassandra – Armor – Sketch 1

This early sketch of Cassandra’s full Seeker armor shows some initial ideas on possible designs. Notice the gold accents and intricate detailing on the chest plate.

Cassandra – Light Armor [Featured]

Needing something that would be easier to move around in, some sketches were drawn of possible light armor options. It’s hard to be stealthy in full armor.

Cassandra – Armor – Sketch 2

Here’s a turnaround sketch of Cassandra’s full armor; along with a deconstructed view.

Cassandra – Under Garment – Sketch 1

If you’re curious as to what Cassandra’s got on under all that armor, here’s a sketch you might enjoy.

Cassandra – Armor – Sketch 2 [Featured]

Here’s a detailed deconstructed sketch of Cassandra’s armor arm piece.

Cassandra – Color Test

Some color test sketches of both the light and full armor options.

Cassandra – Armor – Render [Front & Back] [Featured]

3D front and back renders of Cassandra’s full armor minus full color detail.

Cassandra – Bust – Final [Featured]

3D renders of Cassandra as she appears in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker. She’s sporting her hair in a stylish ponytail to keep it out of her face. You can’t have hair obstructing your vision when you’re fighting for your life.