Before coming to a grinding halt, 2016 was still fully concentrated on being the smouldering dumpster fire it has been since its arrival. Not only did it take from us more even more luminaries in the run up to its end, like George Michael, Ron Glass (RIP, Book), Fidel Castro and Zsa Zsa Gabor, it took from us possibly entertainment's greatest princess, Carrie Fisher. And far too soon.
Besides having a rather busy career that saw her break boundaries in science fiction, comedy and mental health, the novelist, actress, script doctor, producer and pop culture phenom's voice rarely graced the realm of video games, besides Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because there's no escaping Lego.
But thanks to Arkane Studio's co-creative director Harvey Smith, we now know Carrie Fisher appeared as an Easter egg in the title from 2012.
During the "Return to the Tower" mission in Dishonored, if you opt to take out the male propaganda officer you will be treated to Fisher's easily recognisable tones pouring out from the area's PA system imploring you not to "interfere with the regular transfer of deceased persons to disposal centers in the Flooded District". Which is fair enough. That sounds kinda gross!
Despite her role in Dishonored being as small as our regard for the safety of the game's antagonists, Smith was full of nothing but praise for the legendary actress.
"Gracious, funny and creatively open" are words often heard when people eulogize the great woman, and I hope she finds some semblance of peace in her slumber. The world feels somewhat dimmer without the humor and heart of Carrie Fisher. Sleep well, princess, and thank you for all of your work.