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PAX East 2014: See The Evil Within in Action

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Apr 09, 2014

This weekend, evil takes hold of our Bethesda Booth at PAX East in Boston, MA. Throughout the day, we’ll be doing the first North American public demonstrations of The Evil Within – the new survival horror game developed by Shinji Mikami and his Tango Gameworks team based in Tokyo, Japan. During the demo, the game’s main protagonist, Sebastian Castellanos, will square off against one of the game’s most terrifying creatures: Boxman.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Out 5/20, Pre-order for Doom Beta Access

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Feb 19, 2014

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The FPS legend that started it all returns this May! Today we’re excited to announce that Wolfenstein: The New Order will arrive on both PS4 and PS3 on Tuesday, May 20th. And while we’re not talking about the game yet, we’re excited to announce that with a pre-order of Wolfenstein: The New Order, you will be able to access the beta for the next DOOM game (details at Wolfenstein.com/DOOM).

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The Evil Within on PS4, PS3: Evil Takes Hold on August 26th

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Feb 14, 2014

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Today we’re happy to announce that The Evil Within arrives on both PS4 & PS3 on Tuesday, August 26th.

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Dishonored Game of the Year Edition Hits PS3 Tomorrow

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Oct 07, 2013

It’s hard to believe this week marks the one year anniversary of Dishonored’s release. it’s been rewarding to see so many people people “get” the game Arkane set out to develop. It’s wonderful and very humbling to see the game win numerous Game of the Year accolades (and be able to release a “Game of the Year Edition”), but there’s even more satisfaction in hearing fans embracing the fiction and emergent gameplay.

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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC Out Tuesday

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Apr 11, 2013

You’ve played the role of the Empress’ protector, and now you will experience Dishonored from the other side of the coin. Watch our newly released trailer for Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall, which puts you in the role of Daud — the assassin responsible for Empress Jessamine’s death.

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Put Your Supernatural Skills to the Test in Dishonored’s Dunwall City Trials

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Dec 11, 2012

With Dishonored, the team at Arkane Studios let you decide what type of assassin you wanted to be – you could focus on stealth and remain in shadow, or simply leave a trail of blood across the game’s missions. However you played, by the game’s end, you had become Dunwall’s greatest assassin.

But how do you stack up about against the rest of the world?

In Dishonored’s new DLC, Dunwall City Trials, all your skills will be tested across 10 challenge maps. Providing a challenge to all levels of players, these maps will require you to creatively combine your supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets with well-timed stealth and agility tactics.

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Dishonored: Unleash Supernatural Powers Tomorrow on Blu-ray, PSN

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar + Posted by Matt Grandstaff on Oct 08, 2012

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In one day, we will release Dishonored, our new first-person action game developed by the talented team at Arkane Studios. Dishonored puts you in the role of Corvo Attano, bodyguard of the Empress of Dunwall. A pretty good gig… until you’re falsely accused of killing her, kidnapping her daughter, and subsequently imprisoned and tortured by the sinister Lord Regent. Despite this, you remain the best hope for saving Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is on the verge of dystopia.

Early in your adventure, you will receive “The Outsider’s Mark” — a mysterious tattoo on your left hand that grants you supernatural abilities. As you progress through the game, this mark will allow you to unlock new abilities, each of which can be upgraded to a second level for improved functionality.

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Interview: Dishonored’s Harvey Smith Reboots the Stealth Genre

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Aug 21, 2012

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Outside of PlayStation’s own announcements, the indisputable big-buzz game of Gamescom 2012 was Dishonored, the upcoming PS3 first-person stealth adventure from Bethesda. With relatively low-key showings in Cologne from many of the other major third party publishers, Dishonored really got its chance to shine last week and it duly dazzled all comers.

For the uninitiated, the game puts you in the shoes of wronged assassin Corvo Atano who is framed for the murder of an Empress – his former lover. You’ll be sneaking around a dark, atmospheric steampunk world, combining supernatural powers and a range of weaponry to avenge her death and unmask those who’ve conspired against you.

To be clear, when we say stealth we don’t mean the signposted sneaking of, say, recent Splinter Cell titles. The AI here is unforgivingly old school – more redolent of the likes of Thief.

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