Posts Tagged ‘Arkane Studios’

Twisting Time And Space: Dishonored 2 Gameplay Trailer

Bethesda’s E3 showcase wrapped up this evening (LA time) and I was there, in an enormous hangar, as new things were announced (Prey! Quake!) and more details of the games we’ve already played or heard about were released. The pick of the crop was Dishonored 2 [official site], which had that rarest of things: an E3 showing that involved an actual dev walkthrough of a mission and the new character abilities. Beats even the shiniest of trailers. You can see a trailer below, captured in-game, along with thoughts on the wonderful time-twisting mechanic.

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Honouring Dishonored: Celebrating Three Little Details

A couple of weeks ago I was teasing splendid Kotaku writer Jason Schreier after he tweeted describing Dishonored as “still underrated.” Underrated?! The PC version has a Metacritic rating of 91! There’s only one score (or “rating”, you might say) under 8/10, and that review is silly. This is one of the most highly rated games ever!

Since I’ve started replaying it, once again attempting to rescue the young empress from an evil regime, I keep thinking to myself, “Man, this game was underrated.” Sorry Jason.

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Dishonored Gets Comic & Novel Tie-Ins, First Due August

Dishonored 2 [official site] won’t be with us until November, however that doesn’t mean we can’t catch up with supernatural assassins Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin before then. Bethesda have announced comic and novel tie-ins to launch this summer, see, set in the Dishonored universe and taking place between the events of the original and the incoming sequel. The first issue of the proposed four-part comic series kicks off in August.

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Dishonored 2’s New Abilities Sound Promising

Dishonored 2 [official site] is one of those games that I don’t need to read about, because I’ve already decided that I’m going to play it based on how much I enjoyed the first’s blend of magic and stealthy murder. Still, for you, I have mined Game Informer’s recent preview for news of how its new and old powers will function.

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Dishonored 2 Sneaking Out On November 11th

Dishonored [official site] will bring us more first-person stealth delights on November 11th, publishers Bethesda announced today. Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the first game, with Emily Kaldwin now a grown-up Empress and supernatural murderer herself as a second playable character option. We still don’t know much more about the game than when it was announced last year, nor have we seen it, but Bethesda say they’ll finally give us a peek during E3 in June.

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Southland Tales: Dishonored 2’s Sun-Scorched Bloodflies

Arkane Studios co-creative director Harvey Smith has been talking about the new setting for Dishonored 2 [official site]. Given that Dunwall is my favourite fictional environment of the last few years, I’m sad to be leaving it behind in the sequel but given that the hints to a wider world were such a tantalising aspect of Dishonored, I’m happy to see another region within the Empire of the Isles. Dishonored 2 takes place in Karnaca, “the jewel of the south” and you can learn more about it by watching the video below.

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