Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, the first add-on pack for massively popular first-person action game by Arkane Studios, will be available worldwide on December 11, The DLC will cost a mere $4.99 (400 MS points) and is available across all platforms.
The DLC, Dunwall City Trials will include 10 brand new challenge maps that will test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills in an active in game environment. Although no game play of these maps has been made public as of yet, the forums and fans seem to think that the DLC will be similar in style to the “animus training” sections of the Assassins Creed series, in which you often race the clock to an end point, or practice kill streaks.
The press release says that the player must creatively combine their supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate as many targets as possible. Note that it doesn’t say “within a time limit”, this may point to each map being a small standalone feature. Fight off waves of tallboys, guards, weepers and thugs, or take out targets in a non-stop run of drop assassinations. Dunwall City Trials also features a new set of achievements and trophies as well as a global online leader board. Although as yet the details for them have not been listed. Whether or not this DLC is paving the way for anymore story related is not yet clear. But what we know for sure is that these are some of the key features.
“Experience Dishonored’s flexible combat system, stealth gameplay, and distinct settings in a whole new way as you make your way through timed and scored challenges in Dunwall City Trials. Put your assassination skills to the test as you combine your supernatural powers and gadgets to eliminate your enemies and collect clues to identify and dispatch your target. Try your hand in non-lethal challenges as you shoot down whale oil tanks raining from the sky or infiltrate a mansion to collect the loot unseen by your foes.
Global Online Leaderboard
Your high scores and rank for each trial will be recorded and displayed in a global online leaderboard. Every point and every second counts when going up against the best of the best.
New Achievements and Unlockable Gallery
In addition to a brand new set of achievements and trophies, an image gallery filled with original concept art and other surprises can be unlocked as you complete each trial and meet each of its various objectives.”
The DLC will drop on December 11th.