If you’re finished with Watch Dogs and you’ve been jonesing for an excuse to return to Ubisoft’s near-future Chicago, you’ll get your chance on September 23, 2014 when the newly confirmed Bad Blood downloadable content is released. The add-on, which was teased shortly after Watch Dogs‘ launch in May 2014, stars Raymond “T-Bone” Kenney, one of the notable supporting characters from the main game’s story.
There are several components to the DLC, but the campaign add-on tells a story set after the events of Aiden Pearce’s earlier adventures, with Kenney embarking on 10 new missions “set in new locations throughout Chicago.” The press announcement doesn’t mention an expansion of the game’s existing map, so the “new” locations are likely existing ones that just weren’t explored previously. Watch Dogs had a very large map, so there’s plenty of real estate for Ubisoft to work with.
Here’s the synopsis, direct from the publisher:
Shortly after the events of Watch_Dogs, Raymond “T-Bone” Kenney infiltrates Blume one last time to plant a false trail in their system. Before he can disappear from the grid, he receives a panicked phone call from Tobias Frewer, a former colleague from Blume’s ctOS prototype days, who’s in desperate need of help. Putting his own escape at risk, T-Bone decides to help, but quickly realizes the details of his old friend’s story aren’t adding up.
In addition to the new campaign, Bad Blood also adds “Street Sweep” contracts to the game. This amounts to a whole new set of side missions, all of which are playable in co-op. Details are minimal; Ubi’s reveal simply states that players “work together to combat Chicago’s criminal groups.” In addition, the DLC includes new weapons, perks, and outfits, as well as the ability to use T-Bone’s remote-controlled car, Eugene, which has its own offensive and defensive perk upgrades.
You’ll be able to grab all of this on September 23 if you’ve got a Watch Dogs Season Pass, but you’ll have to wait until September 30 if you want to buy the DLC on its own. Get your first peek at what’s coming in the new trailer below.
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