BioWare has today confirmed that veteran companion Leliana will be returning in Dragon Age: Inquisition, though it seems she's upgraded her skills during her absence.
A new profile page on the Dragon Age: Inquisition website
reveals that while she was perhaps more keen on bard abilities in the past, stealthier skills may come to the fore in the next entry in the series. She has many names," it reads.
"Most know her as Sister Nightingale or the Left Hand of the Divine. To the rare friend, she is Leliana. They say she found faith amid darkness, and that her devotion to the Maker is matched only by her devotion to Divine Justinia V, a woman who is both mentor and savior. Those who have earned her loyalty know her as a steadfast ally. But enemies of the Divine know to fear her, for she is the shadow behind the Sunburst Throne—the one who watches and waits, who strikes when her mark is most vulnerable and least suspecting.”
Leliana made her debut in BioWare's first Dragon Age title, Origins, however also took centre stage in Leliana's Song DLC. She later returned in Dragon Age 2, though wasn't available as a playable character.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is scheduled for launch on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 come October 9th.