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We're Getting More Story for Dishonored With DLC

That won't be the first DLC, which is focused on a series of challenges.

The first screen shot from Dunwall City Trials, the first of three add-ons for Dishonored.

Look, I love XCOM as much as everybody else, but folks seem to have forgotten about Dishonored. You should play Dishonored, since I’ll be playing the downloadable content coming for it in 2013.

There are three add-ons coming for Dishonored in the months ahead. First up? December's Dunwall City Trials, a $4.99 add-on promising to push the players who've mastered Dishonored’s skills, and test their mettle. There are new achievements and the introduction of leaderboards, all set against players in ten different locations that include arenas with waves of enemies and time trials.

The way more exciting add-ons aren’t coming until next year, since they involve more stories in the Dishonored universe. The Whalers is scheduled for next spring, and involves new environments in Dunwall, in addition to new weapons, powers, and gadgets. The Whalers are a set of supernatural assassins, and I’m looking forward to possessing and killing them.

Details on the story-driven third add-on are being kept under wraps until sometime next year, though.

Unlike the downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, all of these add-ons will be released simultaneously across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Posted by patrickklepek
The first screen shot from Dunwall City Trials, the first of three add-ons for Dishonored.

Look, I love XCOM as much as everybody else, but folks seem to have forgotten about Dishonored. You should play Dishonored, since I’ll be playing the downloadable content coming for it in 2013.

There are three add-ons coming for Dishonored in the months ahead. First up? December's Dunwall City Trials, a $4.99 add-on promising to push the players who've mastered Dishonored’s skills, and test their mettle. There are new achievements and the introduction of leaderboards, all set against players in ten different locations that include arenas with waves of enemies and time trials.

The way more exciting add-ons aren’t coming until next year, since they involve more stories in the Dishonored universe. The Whalers is scheduled for next spring, and involves new environments in Dunwall, in addition to new weapons, powers, and gadgets. The Whalers are a set of supernatural assassins, and I’m looking forward to possessing and killing them.

Details on the story-driven third add-on are being kept under wraps until sometime next year, though.

Unlike the downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, all of these add-ons will be released simultaneously across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Edited by johnLongview

Thank goodness! As someone who has yet to play this, nice to know that there's even more content for what is (apparently) an amazing game.

Posted by DharmaBum

Finished my first playthrough last night. I'm down for more content.

Posted by machinerebel

I haven't played either, but it's great that Arkane is going to support Dishonored post-launch.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

I need this now!

Posted by jper415

I also finished my first playthrough last night. I hope in one of these packs they include a "new game plus" mode.

I realize this would mess with the runes you receive as mission rewards, but that seems like something they could easily swap out with coins, etc.

I would just love to go back to the beginning and really dig in with a fully maxed out Corvo!

Posted by CJduke

Really happy about this, I am looking forward to playing more Dishonored

Posted by Redhorn

Fuckin December? Jeez.

Posted by titan04

I really don't understand what the point of name dropping skyrim in this

Posted by laserbolts

Yes cant wait for this stuff

Posted by tallTuck94
Posted by Tennmuerti

No thanks.

The overall narrative in the main game did not leave me with confidence of this team's skill in that particular area.

And simple challenges by themselves aren't interesting enough for me (with the limited number of enemy types in the main game again) gameplay wise either.

Posted by kerse

@titan04 said:

I really don't understand what the point of name dropping skyrim in this

Yeah it seems a little strange, 2 different games, so I'm not sure what it has to do with the dlc.

Posted by Dallas_Raines

@kerse said:

@titan04 said:

I really don't understand what the point of name dropping skyrim in this

Yeah it seems a little strange, 2 different games, so I'm not sure what it has to do with the dlc.

Bethesda

Posted by vikingdeath1

Just finished Dishonored last night, wasn't blown away by the ending but it was Sure a fun experience! More content would be welcome.

Posted by kerse

@Dallas_Raines said:

@kerse said:

@titan04 said:

I really don't understand what the point of name dropping skyrim in this

Yeah it seems a little strange, 2 different games, so I'm not sure what it has to do with the dlc.

Bethesda

Yeah, but its 2 different studios isn't it? Idk just doesn't seem relevant to me.

Posted by Triumvir

This is good DLC, at least from the standpoint of Dishonored being a complete, satisfying experience. I'd happily explore more of that games mechanics and level-design, although the finished product was totally self sufficient.

Posted by titan04

@kerse said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

@kerse said:

@titan04 said:

I really don't understand what the point of name dropping skyrim in this

Yeah it seems a little strange, 2 different games, so I'm not sure what it has to do with the dlc.

Bethesda

Yeah, but its 2 different studios isn't it? Idk just doesn't seem relevant to me.

Same publisher, however Dishonored isn't a big enough thing for microsoft to pay for exclusivity. Also, it's not Bethesda game studios so they aren't unable to figure out how to make something work on the PS3.

Posted by Pixeldemon

Looking forward to this. More story/campaign content is the only way to fulfill the promise of DLC. Remember before Horse Armor, when expansion packs were a thing? That was pretty cool.

Additionally, for first/fast release DLC, the action arena sounds fine. Hope the new story missions have some meat on them though.

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

@kerse said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

@kerse said:

@titan04 said:

I really don't understand what the point of name dropping skyrim in this

Yeah it seems a little strange, 2 different games, so I'm not sure what it has to do with the dlc.

Bethesda

Yeah, but its 2 different studios isn't it? Idk just doesn't seem relevant to me.

Zenimax and Zenimax. The weirdness with DLC in Skyrim continues to be at the publisher level, which is the same publisher handling Dishonored. It's completely relevant.

Posted by Funkydupe

I had fun, but I'm not buying DLC for this.

Posted by Pixeldemon

@vikingdeath1 said:

Just finished Dishonored last night, wasn't blown away by the ending but it was Sure a fun experience! More content would be welcome.

Same experience. Game was great fun, story was honestly just connective tissue. I will happily play more though.

Posted by mbr2

Story, because that's what made Dishonored great...........

Posted by DelroyLindo

First game in quite a while that i played through 3 times in a row

Posted by BlueWolverine

I enjoyed Dishonored a lot, but I'm not sure people are still going to have Dishonored by 2013. They should release the story-driven DLC when people are actually playing it.

Posted by MSUSteve

I appreciate Patrick's fifth grade book report on the upcoming Dishonored DLC.

Posted by MaxOpower

First game in a loooooong time to actually make me want to buy DLC.

Posted by MrHammeh

I would love to see a texture pack for the PC.......... =\

Posted by Oldirtybearon

the world of Dishonored is fascinating, Corvo and the Loyalists? Not so much.

That said if the story DLC leads us down under Dunwall to the unearthed ancient city? That would be pretty damn cool.

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Posted by bunnymud

Sold....nuff sed

Posted by SomeDeliCook

Skipping the challenge stuff and looking forward to the Whaler story DLC

Posted by Ghost_Cat

That is a bit long off for DLC. I think many people will forget about it by then.

Posted by ThePantheon

Noone has forgotten about Dishonored. It's Game Of The Year already, bros.

Posted by SSully

I never understood the idea of challenge rooms being fun for DLC.

Posted by jeffrud

@MSUSteve: How do you really feel?

Posted by Cybexx

Just wrapped up my first play-through tonight. I've managed to balance my time between XCOM and Dishonored. They are both sitting at 14hrs on my Steam list. I really enjoyed my time with Dishonored, I did a low chaos playthough and I want to try going through again to do a high chaos one since I didn't kill any of the targets and barely used any of the cool-looking lethal weapons/gadgets. I agree with Patrick that the ending is kind of a letdown, not terrible just kind of flat.

Not sure if I'll grab this first DLC pack but I'm up for more Story DLC. Best case scenario it would be great to have a self-contained story along the lines of Minerva's Den.

Posted by BBQBram

More missions? Sign me up. I really love this kinda game.

Posted by dudeglove

Dishonored was kind of empty in places. I fear as though I cheated the final mission out of its fun by walking up a giant fucking cable that basically links the entire level from start to finish.

Posted by SamuraiSeppuku

@johnLongview: It is an amazing game and quite addicting. I'm on my second playthrough on hard difficulty and its amazing how I've discovered completely different paths to reach my objectives. A definite must buy.

Edited by SpartanHoplite

I hope the other dlc is out in summer & not in the end of 2013.

Posted by GeneralBondius

Im dying to play this game.. and XCOM. Good games for this years end!!!

Posted by Raven10

@MrHammeh: If you have an Nvidia GPU I hear that turning on MSAA in the Inspector with a specific profile makes the game look way better. FXAA and MLAA both blur the image, so switching to MSAA should fix that problem to an extent. Make sure to turn off whatever AA the game is using. Also set LOD Bias to -1 in the inspector. If you've done that already then I guess there are some post-effects apps that can improve texture clarity further. I think most of the blur will be fixed by turning off post-process AA and setting the LOD Bias to -1. You can maybe do something similar with a Radeon card but I'm not sure.

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Posted by NekuSakuraba

So glad we are getting DLC for this, the game is amazing.

Posted by PhantomGardener

I have not forgotten about Dishonored at all. In fact, it's my favorite game of the year (I don't see that changing in the last couple of months)

I could care less about the challenge DLC, but I am really excited for some story DLC.

Posted by TheWesman

But what about the mechanics? I need to hear more about mechanics and less about entertainment value and fun.

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Dishonored & XCOM will be on my Xmas list this year.

Posted by themaskedproducer

I like the idea of DLC, but it should be free as the content of the game is very short

Posted by metalemily

I found the setting far more interesting than the story so ill be interested to see what else they do with the world they've created.