Ho ho! It appears Bethesda’s most recent gamble on a new IP has paid off, and how! While keeping a tight lid on the actually numerals, Pete Hines of the house that Beth built, tells Destructoid,  Dishonored has “…far exceeded our sales expectations.”  Bravo! The Brits at Rock Paper Shotgun immediately zero in on my initial curiosity, “…when they sell games like Skyrim, what must those expectations be like! ” That’s fantastic news for the developers Bethesda and the fans of all things Dishonored and Dunwall. Expect the usual treatment of such events–sequels. Other possibles include spin-offs, mobile titles, breakfast cereal and more. Personally, I would love a Corvo letter opener! Oh yeah, make it so, Pete!

Until all that madness, DLC is one subset of the current Dishonored game that all you digital assassin’s can sink your swords into come this Decemeber 11th. Get ready for Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials. For $4.99 (Xbox, PC and PS3) this DLC comes packed with 10 challenge maps meant to put your movement, combat and sneaking abilities to the ultimate test.

Here’s the official word.

Dunwall City Trials will include 10 challenge maps that will test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills. Creatively combine your supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate as many targets as possible, 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 leaderboard.  For more information on Dishonored and the newest add-on pack please visit www.Dishonored.com.

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials will be available on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on December 11!

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.