Arkane Studios News


Half-Life 2: Episode 4 media details the 'Return to Ravenholm'

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST

Half-Life 2 "Return to Ravenholm" has been publicly canceled for quite a while, but we have a better look at Valve's former partner-project with Arkane Studios thanks to some new concept art and animation tests.


"Hate to hear that. I use to send him an email every now and again and he was always quick to ..."

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Dishonored Dunwall City Trials trailer makes a killing

By John Keefer, Dec 06, 2012 7:30am PST

The first DLC for Dishonored is out next week, and Bethesda has released a gameplay trailer showing how to make a quick killing in the challenge maps provided in Dunwall City Trials.


"Take my money... I want more dishonored! GOTY for sure, it wasn't perfect but sure was a blast ..."

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Dishonored sales 'far exceeding' predictions

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 28, 2012 6:45am PST

A few years ago, the idea that the sandbox-y first-person stealth-ish shooter could ever find a second wind would be met with sorry sighs. Delightfully, after Deus Ex: Human Revolution last year and now Dishonored, the future's looking grand for the genre time almost forgot....


"same. instant purchase. gotta get going on it this weekend hopefully "

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Dishonored's Dunwall City Trials DLC coming December 11

By John Keefer, Nov 27, 2012 8:15am PST

If you missed a competitive aspect to Dishonored when you played through it, then mark December 11 on your calendar. That's when Bethesda's first DLC pack for the game, Dunwall City Trials arrives, giving you leaderboard recognition for your prowess in killing waves of AI en...


"I just finished this game yesterday. It's pretty great, although I did not have the patience I ..."

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Three Dishonored DLC packs announced

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 25, 2012 7:30am PDT

If you've been clamouring for more Dishonored, you're in luck, but you'll need to hold on a while longer. Publisher Bethesda today announced three DLC packs for Arkane's sneak 'em up, two "story-driven campaigns" and one challenge mode with online leaderboards. The latter, D...


"Leaderboard challenges don't interest me, but the others sound great. More missions is awesome."

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Official Dishonored map app now available

By John Keefer, Oct 11, 2012 11:15am PDT

If you have been getting lost in Dishonored, or are just a completionist and want to grab everything you can, then the new official map app from Brady Games should help you out.


"I actually think stuff like this could be a pretty lucrative avenue of business for Brady Games ..."

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Dishonored review: Story-driven role-playing

By John Keefer, Oct 07, 2012 9:01pm PDT

Dishonored is that rare RPG that makes role-playing the game, not the number crunching or the desire to create the ideal build or get that epic piece of gear. Arkane Studios has crafted a story-driven masterpiece that defies convention and is worthy of the title of classic.


"Just wanted to say, this review convinced me to get the game. Hearing that the story and ..."

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Dishonored video lets you play through parts of a mission

By John Keefer, Oct 04, 2012 8:15am PDT

The highly anticipated Dishonored has been touted by Bethesda as a "play it your way" RPG with plenty of options to accomplish the numerous objectives the developer Arkane Studios throws at you during the game. And to illustrate that point, the publisher has released a new i...


Final Dishonored webisode goes behind the mask

By John Keefer, Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The final animated Tales from Dunwall webisode for Dishonored in out, with this one focusing on Piero, the man who created the mask for future assassin Corvo.


Second Dishonored webisode explores others with powers

By John Keefer, Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT

The next episode of The Tales from Dunwall series is out for Dishonored, this time, focusing on a young boy who gets a visit from the Outsider, the same entity that gives Corvo the powers players will get to use in the game.


"More games... possibly. Is it also possible that Corvo may encounter others with these powers in ..."

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Animated Dishonored webisode looks at history of Dunwall

By John Keefer, Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT

With the release of Dishonored exactly two weeks away, Bethesda continues to ramp up the publicity, this time with the first of a three-part...


"Too bad its release is the same time as Xcom, this one will have to wait a bit."

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Dishonored dev diary: on the home stretch

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2012 9:05am PDT

With Dishonored launching on October 9, developer Arkane should be in the relatively comfortable certification phase, sitting back and hoping that all goes well, while perhaps buffing up the PC edition or thinking about DLC. So here, enjoy a new video developer diary where t...


Dishonored dev diary highlights individual style

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2012 11:15am PDT

A new Dishonored developer diary explains how the game's flexibility lets you make personal choices about how you want to approach its missions.


Dishonored video looks at player immersion

By John Keefer, Sep 11, 2012 9:00am PDT

As the October 9 release date for Dishonored approached, Bethesda is ramping up the promotion of the game, this time with a new developer diary video discussing how Arkane Studios goes about immersing the player in the rat-infested setting of Dunwall.


"wow, oct 9? that's a lot earlier than I realised. sign me up "

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Dishonored trailer studies proper use of stealth

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2012 12:30pm PDT

While Arkane Studios' Dishonored has always been touted as a play-it-you-way game, the stealth options and powers tend to make the game a bit easier than killing everyone you meet. A new trailer for the game shows off how different stealth aspects work together so you can sn...


"This just looks better and better. Please don't kill my hopes."

- lolfireishot see all 4 comments