The Brigmore Witches will see an end to not only Daud’s tale, but also our dalliance with Arkane’s stellar first-person sneaker, my game of the year, Dishonored. On August 13 the developers will move onto other projects, and we’ll come face to mask with a very familiar assassin and one-time Royal Bodyguard: Corvo Attano.
The Brigmore Witches picks up precisely where The Knife of Dunwall left off, with queen-killer Daud in thrall to coven leader Delilah. His former comrades scattered and bruised, Daud must rely on the whims of two rival gangs to navigate through never-before-seen areas of Dunwall: the Dead Eels, previously referenced in assorted naval journals in-game, and the Hatters, last spotted assaulting an informant in The Knife of Dunwall.
After that, you’ll be catching up with Delilah in an attempt to stop a spell that will mean the end of you.
“Regardless of the way you reach your destination,” write Bethesda, “one thing is for certain – you will finally answer for your treacherous actions and fall before the mercy, or punishment, of the Royal Bodyguard and Assassin, Corvo Attano.”
Oh, goodness grief. That’s not going to be an easy encounter, is it? Fingers crossed Arkane won’t relegate Corvo to a cutscene, as it did the poor queen in the prologue to Daud’s story. If I’m going to be murdered by my former self, I’d like to be in the driver’s seat, please.
New areas will include textile mills, (more) docks, and the gothic Brigmore Manor. Coldringe Prison will also be returning for a final bow. New powers will enable you to pull enemies in close for use as meatshields, as well as better track down hidden Runes and Bone Charms.
Happily, your rune powers, weapons, item upgrades, Chaos level and important choices can be transferred across to the new DLC. Happily unless, of course, you did something you regret?
The Brigmore Witches will cost£7.99 / $10 on Steam.