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Arkane Studios talks ‘Dishonored: Brigmore Witches’ DLC development

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Bethesda Softworks released the final Dishonored downloadable content expansion, The Brigmore Witches, last week for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The DLC has been well received and was given a highly positive review from our very own Tanya Valdez, who gave the DLC a rating of 4/5 – the full Game On review can be read here. On Aug. 20, Seth Shain, Systems Designer and Associate Producer at Arkane Studios, shared with Examiner new information about the development of The Brigmore Witches DLC and Dishonored, in general.

When asked if the Brigmore Witches was something left out of the original game, Shain explained that as development of Dishonored neared completion, the studio began to discuss and figure out what type of downloadable content they could possibly make for the title.

The most obvious thing, according to Shain, was to the idea of playing as Daud.

“As we were wrapping Dishonored and we knew we would be heading into DLC land, it freed it up some resources for us to figure out what our DLC was going to be. The thing that seemed the most obvious was the prospect of playing as Daud,” Shain shared.

“In so many ways, Daud is the other side of the coin to Corvo.”

After spending a couple of months developing DLC ideas, the team came up with the locations that were featured in the two Dishonored DLCs.

“We made the decision to have both of the DLCs be two parts of Daud’s story.”

Dishonored: Brigmore Witches is now available for purchase on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Enter to win a Brigmore Witches DLC code by visiting the Examiner Game on Facebook page.

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