Just like the citizens of Gotham City, fans of Dishonored who were hoping for some campaign-related DLC are about to have their faith rewarded. Over on the official Bethesda Blog, the team just confirmed the first story-DLC titled The Knife of Dunwall, after releasing a teaser image yesterday on their Twitter account. Here are the details:
“In The Knife of Dunwall you take on the role of Daud, the legendary assassin who killed the Empress, and access his weapons, gadgets, allies and supernatural abilities. After assassinating the Empress, and forever changing the fate of Dunwall, you embark on a search for redemption. The Outsider reveals the key to your atonement, but who — or what — is Delilah?
Accompanied by the Whalers, your loyal band of mercenary assassins, your search will take you through never-before-seen districts of Dunwall as you face off against new and terrible foes. Employ a unique arsenal of new weapons and powers that enhance Dishonored’s dynamic combat, mobility and stealth systems. In the struggle to hang onto the last shred of your humanity, the choices you make will ultimately determine your fate.”
As for the key new features of the DLC, here is what’s in store:
“New Powers, Weapons and Gadgets – The mark of the Outsider empowers you with unique supernatural abilities. Call upon the Whalers to assist in combat with ‘Summon Assassin’, track down hidden Runes and Bone Charms with ‘Void Gaze’ and learn to use new variations to powers, including ‘Blink’. To aid in your dangerous exploits your customized arsenal of weapons and gadgets will include Chokedust to daze your enemies, whale oil powered Stun Mines to shock your targets, and a concealed Wristbow to launch sleep darts and explosive bolts.
Explore More of Dunwall –Make your way through the Legal District and infiltrate the Rothwild Slaughterhouse, a steaming factory filled with colossal whale carcasses and their hulking butchers. Revisit the decaying Flooded District, the location of Daud’s hidden base, first seen in the original game. Return to the scenes of key events in Dishonored with a new perspective, including the fateful moment that sets off Corvo’s journey.
Choose Your Path – On your search for answers, approach each mission with your own style. Your redemption – or your turn towards darkness – depends on your skills and the decisions you make. Discover the mystery behind Delilah in this stand-alone chapter, and then conclude Daud’s story in the upcoming final add-on, The Brigmore Witches.”
In case you missed it down there at the bottom, this news also confirms the third (The first DLC, titled Dunwall City Trials, was separate from the campaign) and apparently final DLC for Dishonored which will be titled The Brigmore Witches.
The Knife of Dunwall will be available on April 16 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and for download on Steam. Depending on where you purchase from, the content will cost $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points. Bethesda has also promised additional information about the upcoming DLC in the near future, so stay tuned for any updates.
I though Dishonored was a great game. Although, just like Deus Ex: Human Revolution before it, the game somehow screwed me out of my no-kill playthrough achievement, even though every stage has a check mark next to it signaling that I played the entirety of the campaign without killing anyone. But, in the spirit of bygones being bygones, I am more than willing to come back and enjoy another romp through Dunwall if it means more story content. I especially like the idea of playing from the perspective of Daud on a quest for redemption, a character who was sorely underused and could have played a much more pivotal role throughout the entire game, as well as the inclusion of more non-lethal combat options. Hopefully this time the game will recognize my hard work of playing through the hardest difficulty setting without taking a single life.
My only concern is that if they’re already announcing the third DLC pack as the conclusion to Daud’s story, how much of a cliffhanger will they leave us with? Since we have no word on the potential release date for The Brigmore Witches, we could be stuck waiting a few months before seeing a satisfying end to Daud’s journey.
Are you folks interested in seeing more Dishonored content? What were your thoughts on the initial campaign? And do you like the role reversal of being able to play as the man responsible for setting the entire game’s plot in motion? Share your thoughts in the comments below.