Arkane Studios, the developer behind stab-happy sleuthing title Dishonored has today unveiled the game’s fourth and final content patch. ‘The Brigmore Witches’ narrative pack is slated to arrive on August 13th worldwide, with European gamers set to receive the DLC a day later. Featuring an array of fresh weapons, imaginative gadgets and an all-new area to explore, ‘Brigmore’ looks set to see off this critically acclaimed saga in style.
Following the tale told in ‘The Knife of Dunwall’ pack, ‘The Brigmore Witches’ returns players to the sneaking shoes of anti-hero assassin Daud. Upon discovering the identity of a mysterious new opponent, our repentant killer is faced with a race against time to prevent the completion of a deadly new spell. With trusted allies turned traitor, Daud is forced to seek assistance from anywhere he can, including Dishonored’s latest set of scoundrels, the steam-punk-inspired ‘Dead Eel’ and ‘Hatter’ gangs.
Set amongst the ruinous landscape of Draper’s Ward, ‘The Brigmore Witches’ tasks players with exploring a selection of new locales including a crumbling textile mill and a perilous sewer system. Returning locations also include the thoroughly eerie Coldridge Prison building.
With franchise star Corvo Attano confirmed to be lying in wait come game’s end, player choices – including those made in Daud’s first outing – will carry over to affect the assassin’s final fate here. Malicious and severe actions, from psychotic killing sprees to the use of particular powers will darken Daud’s ending, whilst non-lethal methods will serve to do just the opposite.
New powers include a ‘force pull’ designed to allow players to suspend their enemies en masse, or alternatively drag them into harm’s way for use as an impromptu bullet-shield. The ‘Summon Assassin’ command calls upon friendly Whalers to attack and distract Daud’s enemies, whilst the Void Gaze action appears to echo Corvo’s Rune-seeking heart appendage from Dishonored’s vanilla campaign.
Developer Arkane Studios has also expanded the offensive options with ‘Brigmore’s new Chokedust feature, an old-fashioned alternative to the stun grenade that acts to blind and bewilder opponents. The ‘Stun Mine’ provides much the same effect when laid across an unwitting enemies patrol path, whilst the Wristbow puts adversaries to sleep (or alternatively blows them sky high) from a much safer distance.
Dishonoured: The Brigmore Witches will be available for download from August 13th in the US & Canada & August 14th in Europe. The pack will cost 800MSP for Xbox 360 & $9.99 for PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. Owners of Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall‘ will be asked to carry over their save data when beginning ‘The Brigmore Witches.‘
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