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Bethesda is officially over you, Skyrim. No wee-hour phone calls. No late night hookups. It’ll continue to offer support if needed, but that doesn’t mean you should come crying every time a dragon clips through a roof or a mammoth falls out of the sky; you’ve got to give Bethesda space.
In a blog post today, Bethesda wrote that the portion of the team working on all things Skyrim since its release will finally be moving on to the next adventure: “For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.”
With three DLC expansions released – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn – the studio won’t be delivering any more Downloadable Content. Though the studio says it is moving on, there will still be ‘minor updates’ delivered as needed.
The note closes, “We look forward to sharing our next adventure with you,” which I’m fine with, but it better be a new Fallout.
Darksider’s II, released just last month, will be getting its first packet of DLC, named “Argul’s Tomb” later this week. The new gameplay area is described by publisher THQ as “an additional challenge for gamers of all levels,” though they do specify that it will be directed toward players who have completed the first three main game zones. The new area features two dungeons, wrought with new enemies and exclusive items for the dedicated loot-collector.
Free download codes for Argul’s Tomb were included with all new copies of the Limited Edition of Darksiders II at release. The content pack will be priced at 560 MS points or $6.99 (USD), a somewhat high price for the limited contribution to the game. Argul’s Tomb will be available for download this Tuesday, September 25 for Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 (North America only; available in Europe on the 26th), and will be included on the disc for the Wii U version, which launches along with the Wii U in November.
Back in March, Bioware released Mass Effect 3 to high critical praise, but the endings were a source of much controversy among fans. After weeks of fans expressing their dissatisfaction with the endings, Bioware announced that they would be releasing a DLC that would add more context and closure to the game’s final moments.
The Extended Cut DLC will release Tuesday for the 360, PS3, and PC. The Extended Cut wont be an actual new ending, but rather an extension of the original endings that offers more of an explanation and more closure for fans of the series.
Final Fantasy XIII and its offspring have been the subject of quite a fair amount of debate, and have split fanbases down the middle in many cases. Say what you may about the games, there’s no doubt that they continue to push the envelope in terms of including features and designs that no other Final Fantasy game has before them. FFXIII-2 now stands as the first in the series to receive a healthy helping of downloadable content support, and new releases are still being announced. And, in traditional FFXIII style, the value of each DLC release is creating more and more arguments, such as “why spend money on this”, “do you really like playing dress-up with your JRPG characters”, “$1.59 is too much for a digital bikini”, among others.
While we have known for a while that this would be the first DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, now we finally have a trailer to show us what we can expect from it. Vampires, lots and lots of vampires. Some of these vampires are pretty wicked looking, which makes the wait for Dawnguard all the more unbearable. Also, it looks like you will be able to get a flaming blue horse at some point… enough said.
Dawnguard will be available some time this summer for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. It will be exclusive to the 360 for the first 30 days, and will cost you 1600 Microsoft points ($20). It also seems that you will have a choice between joining the vampires (yes please) or hunting them down and killing them (boring). Given the somewhat hefty price tag for dlc, I think it’s safe to assume that we will be getting quite a few hours of new content come this Summer.
If, like me, you have been patiently waiting for Batman: Arkham City’s first story-based DLC, then your reward will is close at hand. While “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” was announced a while back, its most compelling and lengthy trailer was released today.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to pick up the DLC when it releases on May 29 for $9.99 on both Playstation Network and Xbox Live.
Publisher: 38 studios, Electronic Arts
Developer: 38 Studios, Big Huge Games
Release Date: April 17, 2012
ESRB: M- Mature
The Teeth of Naros is the second full-fledged DLC release for Kingdoms of Amalur in as many months, this time focusing on a new region called the Teeth of Naros and its floating city, Idylla. Your character is recruited to join an expedition to discover what treasures lie in the hidden lands. Upon arriving, you meet a race of beings known as the Kollossae who have lived in these lands for centuries. Their leader, The Primos, has been in seclusion for years trying to earn the forgiveness of the gods who the Kollossae believe are punishing them. This is where you come in.
Publisher: 38 Studios, Electronic Arts
Developer: 38 Studios, Big Huge Games
Release Date: March 20, 2012
ESRB: M- Mature
The Legend of Dead Kel DLC for Kingdoms of Amalur takes place on an entirely new part of the map called Gallow’s End. You volunteer to take out a murderous pirate by the name of Dead Kel, whose crimes have gone unpunished for too long. You are accompanied to Gallow’s End by the eccentric Captain Brattigan. While The Legend of Dead Kel only lasts a few hours, it supplies more of what made the core game so great.
In addition to the free DLC being released for Mass Effect 3 that day, PlayStation fans have another batch of new content coming their way for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception on April 10. Uncharted developer Naughty Dog announced that this new map pack will contain four new settings to add to the game’s multiplayer mode: Graveyard, Old Quarter, London Streets, and Oasis. Continue reading to watch the official trailer for the Drake’s Deception Map Pack.