Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, the next chapter in the multi-million selling RPG franchise, is to be released late in 2013, EA and BioWare have announced.

In development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal, Dragon Age 3 is being created on a brand-new game engine underpinned by EA's Frostbite 2 technology.

"The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now," said Aaryn Flynn, general manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. "We've been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven't held back, so we're not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they're asking for - a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral."

Flynn added: "At the same time, we know we need new technology to truly make this vision become fully realised. And we've been working with DICE to make Frostbite 2 the foundation for the engine that is going to power Dragon Age 3."

At the moment there is no information on the game's story beyond hints from its title, but details leaked last month now seem more legitimate.

No platforms have been mentioned in the official press release, which could suggest Dragon Age 3 will be released across current and next-generation systems - a late 2013 date would fit in nicely with rumoured new console launches.