Remember Dishonored? No, you're thinking of BioShock. Dishonored was the one with the Blinking. Yes! Gosh, those were the days. But soon we can relive them again, as Bethesda have announced a series of add-ons (not expansions, and not DLC - "add-ons") that will be coming out in coming months. First up in December (December?! That's hundreds of years away!) is Dunwall City Trials, and it'll cost you €5, or £4, or whatever it is Americans use for bartering these days.
Dunwall City Trials, they say, will feature ten "challenge maps", which will "test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills." I have none of those skills! Oh wait, they probably mean Corvo's.
So these will apparently be... oh, to hell with it, I'll quote the sodding press release rather than try to interpret this half-explained stuff. It's what we journalists do anyway, I'm often told:
"Ten distinct trials await challengers - including an arena battle against waves of enemy AI, a gravity-defying run of drop assassinations, and a race against the clock. Dunwall City Trials also features a whole new set of achievements and trophies as well as a global online leaderboard that will establish the greatest assassins for each challenge."
So, it sounds like a very silly take on the game's skills, of which I heartily approve. Dishonored obstacle courses.
The next two add-ons aren't due until the Space Year 2013, and these will actually be campaigns proper. The first will be about a chap called Daud, the leader of a group of those spectral assassins known as The Whalers. That'll be in all new locations, with new weapons, powers and gadgets. There's no price yet, but that sounds like it might be dearer. The third pack remains a mystery. OooooOOOOoooooo.
Oh, and you can see that new pic at the top full size if you click on it. (Not actually full size - it was 8000 pixels wide when it arrived, and we've bandwidth costs like you wouldn't believe.)