As the leaves turn and the winter coats get dusted off in preparation for the coming winter, DLC news is abound and I am excited to see all the extra content I can grab with my game purchases this fall and winter.
To start off New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC was revealed and released in Japan. The DLC packs are new levels to run through with your friends grabbing all the coins you can find. While the new levels are available in Japan now, they should be out soon in the US.
Dishonored will also get some DLC attention with three add-on packs coming with the first titled "Dunwall City Trials." set to be released in December, the first of three add-on packs will include 10 Challenge maps designed to "test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills." These kinds of maps remind me of the DLC for Mirrors Edge, where you raced against the clock to complete your tasks: Sounds fun.
And if that wasn't enough DLC news 343 Industries and Microsoft has announced the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass. The Map Pass is pretty much what it sounds like: buying the pass now will give you instant access to the 3 map packs when they are released in the coming months. The Map Pass will also come with two in-game helmets, and an emblem for 2,000 Microsoft Points($24.99). It might be also worth noting that buying the legendary edition of Halo 4 will come with this Map Pass as part of the pre-order bonuses, so if you haven't pre-ordered yet...well it might be too late now but at least you cans till buy it separately if you want.