Arkane Studios has confirmed that its superb first-person assassination series Dishonored is "resting right now", with no further instalments seemingly currently planned.
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.
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.
Bethesda has made Dishonored 2 official - and this time you can play as either Corvo or the Empress' daughter Emily Kaldwin.
Bethesda has accidentally revealed that it has a new Dishonored project to announce tomorrow during the company's E3 press conference.
Dishonored 1 co-director Harvey Smith and president of Arkane Raph Colantonio were caught on Bethesda's Twitch channel discussing a Dishonored presentation to take place during the press conference itself (thanks, Kotaku).
The pair can be heard talking about the script for the announcement, before an anxious-sounding voice informs the pair that their voices are currently being broadcast to the world.
There's no end in sight to the current climate of remakes.
PSN's Instant Game Collection - i.e. games free for PlayStation Plus subscribers - has been announced for the month of April.
Bethesda has announced plans for its first ever dedicated E3 conference, which is set to take place in Hollywood on Sunday, 14th June 2015.
A limited number of tickets will be made available to fans, or you'll be able to watch the whole thing from home via the magic of Twitch (and, naturally, Eurogamer will be reporting the whole thing live).
There's no word yet on what Bethesda will be showing, although we can take a couple of educated guesses.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers will receive Dishonored and Motocross Madness at no additional charge in August via the Games with Gold program, Microsoft has announced.
Motocross Madness will be available starting 1st August, while Dishonored will replace it on 16th August. If you haven't downloaded it already, Battleblock Theater is the current Xbox 360 Games with Gold offering that's available until the end of July.
Xbox One users will receive Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero in August. These will replace July's offerings of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.
QuakeCon 2014 is under way in Texas and there's a Bethesda game sale running on Steam and (partly) Xbox Live to celebrate.
Got any money left? It's the last day of the venerated Steam Sale, dubbed "Encore Day", for which the most popular deals have been brought back.
Bethesda has announced the Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition. It includes the full game as well as all of its add-on content: Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Void Walker's Arsenal.
It's out in Europe on 11th October, and in North America on 8th October. Pricing is as follows: Europe for €39.99 / £29.99 / $69.95 AUD on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, €29.99 / £24.99 / $49.95 AUD on PC.
Dishonored, developed by Arkane Studios, launched in October 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The French arm of the developer is thought to be making a sequel.
Arkane Austin, the studio just finished with fantastique Dishonored DLC The Brigmore Witches, appears to indeed be the team rebooting Prey 2.
Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches, the final add-on for Bethesda's excellent stealth adventure, arrives for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 13th August (and the day after that for PS3 in Europe).
It costs £7.99/€9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points.
The Brigmore Witches concludes the story of assassin Daud, one of the main game's antagonists and the protagonist of earlier DLC The Knife of Dunwall. You can import your save from that add-on, too.
Half-Life 2 now has official support for Oculus Rift, or at least a beta for it anyway.
Dishonored publisher Bethesda has announced the Void Walker's Arsenal bundle, a collection of the game's various pre-order DLC.
Bethesda has revealed the first gameplay footage of The Knife of Dunwall, Dishonored's upcoming story-based expansion.
The add-on is the first of two that will star antagonist assassin Daud, who you may remember from the main game as a very naughty guy.
The Knife of Dunwall is due for release on 16th April for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (likely the 17th April for PS3 in Europe) and will cost £7.99/800 Microsoft Points.
Harvey Smith - the decorated game designer who helped bring games such as System Shock, Deus Ex and, more recently, Dishonored to life - has written a novel based on his own life.
Dishonored publisher Bethesda has announced two new story-based add-ons for the game starring antagonist assassin Daud.
When Sony stepped out in New York with the surprise revelation that PlayStation 4 had a whopping 8GB of very fast GDDR5, there were few people more pleased than Dishonored's lead level designer Christophe Carrier.
UPDATE: The 2013 BAFTA winners are in and they're a doozy. Dishonored took top honours, winning best game overall, which is odd as it didn't win in any other awards. Conversely, Journey received a whopping five awards in various other categories.
Dishonored is due a new story-based expansion titled The Other Side of the Coin, a leaked list of PlayStation Trophies has revealed.
Dishonored publisher Bethesda has issued the game's first title update for all platforms.
The patch primarily addresses bugs present in the game at launch. There's also added support for a couple of new features.
PC owners can now play the game across multiple screens, while game settings are now saved properly when playing through Steam offline.
Dishonored is, clearly, a new franchise, publisher Bethesda has said.
Sales of the Arkane-developed first-person action game are above expectations, Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines told Destructoid, and so publisher Bethesda has added it to its stable of franchises, which includes Fallout, Elder Scrolls and Doom.
I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, Hines said without disclosing sales figures, which is especially cool considering it's a new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter.
The Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials downloadable content launches on 11th December for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Bethesda has announced.
How proficient a killer are you when playing Dishonored? Do you showboat?
A new art exhibition is today auctioning off game pictures for charity SpecialEffect.
Some relatively good news about Windows 8 at last: Microsoft won't prohibit PEGI 18-rated games like Skyrim, Dishonored and Mass Effect from sale on the Windows 8 Store.
Bethesda has announced Dishonored DLC.
Before he had a kooky clockwork tin-man mask, Dishonored's shadowy hero Corvo looked a lot more like Thief's Garrett.
Dishonored has entered the chart in second place, as FIFA 13 defended its spot atop the UK charts from a barrage of new releases.
The Windows 8 Store will not allow games rated PEGI 18. Dishonored, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 - none would have been allowed.
UPDATE: Top-down Retro City Rampage is in certification for PS3 and PlayStation Vita and will be out this month, PlayStation blog staff member Jawad Ashraf has stated. The Walking Dead: Episode 4, released this week in the US, is "not too far behind" he added.
Dishonored started life with a 'hide in the shadows' stealth mechanic like Thief had. But Arkane ditched it - for a couple of reasons.
Too-self-important-by-half production company Psyop has put together three very stylish story-setting videos for Dishonored.
With now just a little under a fortnight to go until this year's Eurogamer Expo opens its doors, I'm delighted to announce that Arkane Studios will be presenting an extended look at Dishonored as part of this year's developer sessions schedule.
Update: The viral website has been removed, as has the YouTube video advertising it. Bethesda couldn't tell us why, but I can only imagine there are two possible explanations: one, it's been terminated permanently because it's not very good; or two, it wasn't quite finished.
Thick and fast. That's how we like our Eurogamer Expo announcements now that everyone's signing them off and we can tell you what to expect. This morning we announced that Halo 4 is playable and Frank O'Connor from 343 Industries is doing a developer session. This afternoon we can add that Dishonored and Doom 3 BFG Edition will both be playable too!
In reward for being crowned Eurogamer's Game of Gamescom 2012, we've been sent a brand new trailer for marvellous-looking steampunk adventure Dishonored.
Bethesda has released the PC system requirements for one of this autumn's most exciting new games, Dishonored.
Bethesda's upcoming stealth/action title Dishonored looks to challenge BioShock and Hitman in terms of peculiar ways to murder foes, and this new trailer - below - displays some of the most obtuse yet.
My favourite involves using an extremely potent slow-motion power to pull off Zack Morris' "time-out" ability from Saved by the Bell, in which he could alter the fabric of reality by freezing the fourth dimension. Here Dishonored protagonist Corvo stops time after a guard fires his gun, possesses said guard, walks him over to the path of his own bullet, then leaps out of his body. Okay, "time in!"
There's also rat possession, which in any other game might sound pretty wild, but almost feels tame in comparison to everything else on display here.
Rocky Horror Picture Show pin-up Susan Sarandon will make her video game debut in Dishonored as the glamorously named Granny Rags, an intriguing old mad lady.
Bethesda has announced the Dishonored UK pre-order bonuses.
Today's the day for video game trailers that show off player choice. This time it's Bethesda, with a new trailer for first-person action game Dishonored.
The new trailer shows off three potential styles of play, each used to initiate a daring escape from the Boyle Mansion.
Corvo uses three supernatural abilities: first Blink, then Bend Time, lastly Possession. You can choose which one you'd like to see in action by selection from The Long Jump, Sleep Tight, or Chain Possession.
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We could get excited about a Dishonored movie if its trailer was as rousing as this fake.
Even Dishonored creative director Harvey Smith liked it. "This Dishonored movie trailer makes me [love] the internet," he tweeted.
This fake Dishonored movie trailer was made by the ominously-named YouTube user Bloodrunsclear.
The endings of Dishonored are derived by how violently - how murderously - you rip through the campaign, Arkane Studios has revealed.
Dishonored is 12 to 14 hours long - for "very direct players", Arkane Studios has revealed.
Pre-order incentives for upcoming Bethesda steampunk stealth title Dishonored have been revealed.
US gamers can take their pick from a number of downloadable in-game upgrades and the odd bit of ephemera.
Here's the full list of what individual retailers are offering:
Dishonored launches in the UK on 12th October, in Australia on 11th October, and in the US on 9th October, Bethesda has announced.
That's for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Dishonored's October release date announcement comes a day after Irrational Games announced the delay of BioShock Infinite from Friday, 19th October to February 2013. Dishonored is a first-person steampunk stealth action adventure game developed by Arkane Studios, which was bought by Bethesda parent ZeniMax in 2010. Harvey Smith, one of the developers of the first two Deus Ex games, is co-creative director. Viktor Antonov, who designed Half-Life 2's City 17, is also on board.
Eurogamer is proud to announce the 10 nominees for its Game of the Show, gamescom 2011!
UPDATE: Bethesda has announced that Dishonored will release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
ORIGINAL STORY: Bethesda has announced Dishonored, a new first-person stealth action adventure game.
The developer is Arkane Studios, which was bought by Bethesda parent company ZeniMax in August last year.