So in case you hadn’t heard, Dawnguard, the first DLC for Skyrim, was released on Tuesday this week. For people in English-speaking territories. Who play the game on Xbox 360. People who play “international” versions of the game, and those who play it on PlayStation 3 or PC, will have to wait a bit to see Dawnguard. That said, you can check out a bit of a preview at GiantBomb.
For those who are able to play it, Kotaku offers up some pointers on how to get started on its storyline, and explains what playing as a vampire character is like. There’s also an interview with lead artist Matt Carafano at I.Eat.Games that’s worth checking out, and this somewhat tepid review of the DLC at EuroGamer, and this equally lukewarm review at Forbes.
If nothing else, Dawnguard looks gorgeous.
Meanwhile, over at the Bethesda Blog, another Dishonored Q&A has been published, and the game’s website has also been updated. A pair of videos of Dishonored gameplay, which I think were shown first at E3, have also been released publicly, and they demonstrate how the level of violence you mete out in the game shapes its story.
And whatever you do, do not miss this awesome interview/biopic piece at The Verge, which looks at the journeys and life stories of the creative directors of Dishonored. Just trust me: if you are an Origin Systems fan, read the piece. It’s fascinating.