Arkane Studios has confirmed that its superb first-person assassination series Dishonored is "resting right now", with no further instalments seemingly currently planned.
Titan Comics has announced the imminent release of a new Dishonored 2 graphic novel, and it's due to arrive on February 20th.
Arkane co-founder Raphael Colantonio has expanded on his shock decision to leave the Dishonored and Prey developer, suggesting he's burnt out by years of triple-A development.
Arkane Studios founder Raphael Colantonio has departed the company he created back in 1999.
Dishonored 2 will have a free demo available beginning 6th April for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
We knew Dishonored 2 would get a series of Custom Difficulty options, allowing players the ability to tailor the game's challenge to their liking, but until the patch launched we didn't know exactly what this would entail. Now that the update is live, we can offer a full detailed list of all 22 variables you can set.
Dishonored 2's second update is coming to Steam as a beta on 18th January before arriving fully on all platforms 23rd January.
This impending patch will allow players to restart any mission they'd like from the beginning, a feature the game was commonly criticised for missing.
Furthermore, the update will add Custom Difficulty settings, allowing players to tailor the challenge to their liking. This feature will include 20 different sliders to tweak such variables as how long it takes sleep darts to take effect, how easy you are to spot when leaning, and how many soldiers will typically bombard you upon being detected.
Dishonored 2 now has a New Game Plus mode allowing you to continue powering up your character (or characters) on a subsequent playthrough. Yay! But it's not that simple, as some things don't carry over. Here's what you should know before beginning:
Dishonored 2's highly requested New Game Plus mode is now in beta for PC and will arrive on all platforms Monday, 19th December.
This will allow players to begin a second campaign carrying over their powers and upgrades from the first. Better yet, you can select a different character for a subsequent playthrough and thus have access to both Emily and Corvo's unique skills.
You'll keep all of your Bonecharm Traits and Runes can be reassigned, should you want to re-spec your character in this encore adventure.
Dishonored 2 is known for giving players a multitude of ways to eliminate opponents and YouTuber Cosmic Contrarian has put together the following video suggesting 80 possible methods of eliminating the villainous Kirin Jindosh.
UPDATE 25/11/16 09:55am There's an ongoing price-matching battle between different retailers, and Amazon has now nudged down some prices and increased a couple of others. Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 are now down to £29.99, there's a pound off the 1TB Xbox One bundle with FIFA, Forza and Force Awakens, and Just Dance 2017 is now unmissable at £19.99. Titanfall 2 is down to £28 - but that's nowhere near HMV.
Dishonored 2 will get a New Game Plus mode as a free update next month, allowing players the ability to replay the campaign with their suped up character.
UPDATE 19/11/2016 12.14am: Bethesda has confirmed that the mobile versions of Bethesda Pinball will be out on 8th December, while the rest are still on track for the 6th.
Dishonored 2 offers many nifty tricks up its sleeve, but perhaps its most entertaining is that players can avoid fall damage by creating a doppleganger of themselves to cushion their landing.
Dishonored 2 has failed to match the UK launch sales of its predecessor.
Bethesda's stylish stealth game sold 38 per cent fewer copies last week than the original Dishonored shifted back in 2012.
Some of this difference will be soaked up by the larger proportion of digital sales today (UK numbers company Chart-Track only counts physical copies). But only a small portion of it.
I've been enjoying Dishonored 2, but I find it really, really tough.
UPDATE 01/12/2016 7.03pm: There's a new PC patch out for Dishonored 2. It's currently still in beta, but you can check out the full patch notes on Steam.
There are labels on Steam's Dishonored 2 and Planet Coaster pages that clearly state the games use Denuvo's Antitamper piracy protection.
Dishonored 2 is less than a fortnight away from launch, and Bethesda has now detailed its PC system specs.
A new trailer has been released for Dishonored 2, giving us a better look at the powers available to protagonists Corvo and Emily - as well the ways in which they can be combined to deadly effect.
The trailer, which boasts a body count rivalling that of your average Rambo movie, spends much of its time focusing on the powers of Emily Kaldwin, who is playable for the first time in Dishonored 2. While some of her powers seem to be direct answers to Corvo's - far reach being a restyling of the iconic blink ability, for instance - others are more exotic.
For instance, as you can see in the trailer above, Emily is able to summon a doppleganger to draw guards toward her, then swap places with that figure in order to continue the fight from there.
So far we've seen a lot of Dishonored 2's new playable character Emily Kaldwin. We've seen her supernatural tendril powers that pull enemies apart and enable her to stalk through levels and transport almost instantly from place to place. She looks like a lot of fun (and I haven't had that kind of malevolent fun since The Darkness).
But Dishonored 2 has another playable character of course, which is one of the flashy new things about it, and that character is Corvo - he who you played as in the first game. Finally in this new trailer we get a look at him in action.
It looks as though Corvo's abilities from Dishonored 1 carry over into Dishonored 2. He can blink, slow/stop time, summon rats, blast people with wind and so on. Forgive me but I can't see what, if anything, he's doing that's new - but perhaps you can? He does something to a pair of robots that's unfamiliar...
Bethesda has released an all new Dishonored 2 gameplay video demonstrating just some of the ways you can get the drop on your enemies.
As seen above, you can transform into a shadowy monster and rip your opponents limb from limb like Jackie in The Darkness. You can parry a sword strike to behead an attacking guard. You can slide around robots and warp about until you get the right angle to mount them from above before snapping their shiny metallic necks.
Dishonored 2 lets players play as returning protagonist Corvo Attano or his surrogate daughter Empress Emily Kaldwin, whose life Corvo saved in the opening moments of the first Dishonored after the two enjoyed a playful game of hide-and-seek before all the parent-slaying and murder-framing kicked off the plot.
Dishonored 2's first gameplay footage has been revealed at Bethesda's E3 press conference tonight.
Creative director Harvey Smith showed us several minutes of gameplay. This sequel is set 15 years after the original game and lets players choose between two playable leads: series stalwart Corvo and his former charge, the Empress' daughter Emily Kaldwin.
The gameplay demo shows us a host of new powers like a Mesmerise spell that distracts enemies, a telekinesis power that pulls people and objects towards you, and a Domino power that makes it so various enemies share the same fate. Knock out one of them and they'll all lose consciousness.
Dishonored 2 has assembled a helluva cast to bring its characters to life.
Dishonored 2 will be released worldwide 11th November 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Bethesda has announced.
The gameplay world premiere will happen at E3; evening time 12th June if you live in the US, or wee hours of the morning 13th June if you live in Europe.
We haven't heard a great deal about Dishonored 2 since it was announced at E3 last year. We know you can play as either returning hero Corvo or Emily Kaldwin, the Empress' daughter, though.
Last night, at the end of its E3 press conference, Bethesda gave attendees a pack of three Funko Mystery Minis vinyl figures for free - one each for Doom (demon), Dishonored (Emily Kaldwin) and Fallout (Power Armour).
Bethesda has made Dishonored 2 official - and this time you can play as either Corvo or the Empress' daughter Emily Kaldwin.