Gamers will soon be able to sneak, explore and assassinate unsuspecting targets once again within the streets and buildings of Dunwall.
Bethesda announced Wednesday that it is releasing a new add-on pack called The Knife of Dunwall on April 16, the second downloadable content expansion for its popular Dishonored game.
Here’s a description of the DLC from Bethesda and be warned, there are spoilers for the main game’s plotline if you haven’t played it yet:
“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—Delilah. But who or what is Delilah, aside from a classic Tom Jones song? But I digress.
“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.”
Dishonored was one of my favourite titles of 2012, an absolute gem of a stealth-combat game and I can’t wait to dive in once again. It looks as if you will cross the main storyline in some fashion based on an early screenshot Bethesda has released, but it also promises to fill in some more of the tale of Dunwall and its dark, often twisted inhabitants.
The game was highly regarded, garnering more than 100 'Game of the Year' awards, as well as being named the best action/adventure game of the year at the SPIKE TV Video Game Awards and best game of 2012 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts video games awards.
Visit www.Dishonored.com for more info.
The Knife of Dunwall will cost $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points and will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
* Wayne Chamberlain has been covering the gaming industry since 2002 and is the co-host of the Star Wars Book Report podcast on iTunes. He is a contributing columnist at Canada.com and an editor for Postmedia News. You can follow him on Twitter @chamberlainw.