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

Matt Grandstaff's Avatar Posted by Global Community Lead, Bethesda Softworks

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.

Below is a look at two of the development team’s favorite abilities:

Devouring Swarm

Devouring Swarm summons a vicious swarm of rats that will consume corpses or attack the nearest living thing. Level two summons a larger, more vicious swarm of rats.

Wind Blast

Wind Blast releases a powerful blast of wind, knocking your enemies off their feet. This power will also douse fires, shatter wooden doors, and reflect projectiles back at the enemy who fired them. Level two increases the power of the blast.

Have questions about the game? Let us know in the comments below. And if you’re looking to play the game tomorrow, don’t forget it’s available as a PSN Day 1 title!

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FullMetalDoctor said:

October 8th, 12:02 pm

looks like the bethesda representative is starting to act like bethesda lol, oh well at least i am glad theres plenty of expression going on, still unfortunate that you gotta hit them were it hurts to make them listen.

anyway, so its confirmed that this is not a midnight release right?

Darth-Krayt said:

October 8th, 12:14 pm

For anyone wondering how the PS3 version of this game stacks up to the other console version, a comparison video was put up on n4g earlier this morning. It runs as smooth as silk, and looks identical….if anything, the PS3 version looks to have better lighting.

And you people bashing a developer because Bethesda offered them the best publishing deal is just caddy and ignorant. Besides, we all know the REAL reason Bethesda “can’t get Skyrim DLC working on PS3”: a large check signed by MS, because that’s all they have this generation….money to throw around that they don’t mind wasting.

Don’t hold MS’s dirtly business tactics against a developer who has nothing to do with another company’s secret back-door deals.

Diablos2525 said:

October 8th, 12:34 pm

I just purchased dishonored for ps3 on the PSN store, and I am hoping I won’t regret this decision. Keep in mind guys that Bethesda publishing is actually Zenimax Online studios they just changed their name because they own Bethesda Softworks and wanted the name recognition.

I have a 360 and a ps3 and quite frankly the ps3 is a better system, has a more mature community(slightly), and makes solid machines/products/better deals (xbox ring of death approached 50% of consoles effected…Ps Plus>Xbox live Gold). My understanding is that main problem is that Ps3 isn’t like a PC and is harder to code for, on top of the fact that the ram isn’t dual channel. So PS3 gets ported games that don’t take into account the ram difference or utilize the Ps3’s more powerful cell processor and slightly more powerful graphics engine.

Skyrim was buggy to begin with add to the fact that it was ported to Ps3 rather than developed separately for Ps3 and now they are running into Ram issues with the save files. Hopefully I won’t regret buying Dishonored for Ps3.

FullMetalDoctor said:

October 8th, 12:39 pm

i feel like a conspiracy nut when i think like post 51, but i could have put it any better myself

FullMetalDoctor said:

October 8th, 12:40 pm

* i could NOT have out it better myself is wat i meant to say

Cosmos_Man said:

October 8th, 12:50 pm


Bethesda rep? Playstation Blog community rep?

No one wants to clarify the release time?

Kchow23 said:

October 8th, 1:08 pm

All that I am worried about is that the PS3 version is up to par, but otherwise the game looks amazing and I am looking forward to it.

Diablos2525 said:

October 8th, 1:08 pm

@55 I would also like to know if we can download the game tonight or if we have to wait till tomorrow?

Naustradamus said:

October 8th, 1:12 pm

I would hope pre-loading would start sometime today if possible … but if not, midnight release would greatly be appreciated, that way, I can start downloading it and go to sleep after.

CrusaderForever said:

October 8th, 1:49 pm

Sony, it would be nice to know if we can download this early and if not why not? Just a simple explanation as to why you don’t allow predownload for a preorder?

No matter what the bad news is we will get over it but it would be great to know why we cannot predownload.

I have bought Dishonored and the ACIII+Season Pass+ACIII Liberation bundle!! So my $100 bought on PSN in October and get $20 back is done! :)

Ninja-Matic said:

October 8th, 1:53 pm

I am hoping this game gets at LEAST a midnight release. I would love to see preloading, as well. Steam does this for me all the time but I opted for the PS3 version this time (i try to keep my logs even on PC/PS3).

xGrandpaGamer said:

October 8th, 1:55 pm

Sorry Jeff stated on another blog post that Dishonered will not be released at midnight and will be released tommorow with the store update. That means no pre order perks no midnight release and we have to wait until 7 pm eastern time for the store update. We will be playing this game 11 hours after launch, talk about a waste of money i have been loyal to sony for a very long time since the ps1 days but this looks like a move microsoft would make at least their updates are early in the morning. I love you sony for many many years but you guys have taken advantage of your loyal customers and did not even put up a post stating that pre ordered games would not be midnight releases, you waited till the last minute to tell us thats a low blow. I was stuped enough to pre order Dishonered and Doom 3 bfg thats a mistake i will never commit again this happens to us for trying to give support to you guys. Well thanks for opening my eyes and finally realize that what’s important to you guy’s is money not us customers. You are turning into the dreaded money hungry machine microsoft God help us.

goodguy_reuben said:

October 8th, 1:56 pm

This game looks amazing.I’m just a little apprehensive after Skyrim.

knotslayer123 said:

October 8th, 2:34 pm

will it be released at midnight through psn?

Matrix_Lion said:

October 8th, 2:48 pm

What goodguy_reuben said.

Donnywho said:

October 8th, 3:17 pm

I’m one of the idiots who pre-ordered this for digital download assuming it would be available in the morning. I feel like such a fool but I’ll get over it.

shades909 said:

October 8th, 3:49 pm

This look like a nice game, but i’m seriously tired of the bugged games you guys release each time, so this time i will wait a few months before buying this game.

lifeat30fps said:

October 8th, 3:59 pm

Given the experience PS3 owners had with Skyrim, I’m less inclined to buy a Bethesda title on PS3. Can you let us know if you guys have enough coding skill to make DLC for us?

McDevious851 said:

October 8th, 4:40 pm

So if we downloaded it from the network will it be out at midnight or should i get some sleep before work tomorrow morning?

jeff0918 said:

October 8th, 5:00 pm

I have to agree with everyone else, if we have to wait until the PSN update for the game then I see no advantage to pre-ordering a digital copy. I really fail to understand why content can’t be pre-loaded so that the PSN update goes live at Midnight.

Diablos2525 said:

October 8th, 5:46 pm

Wtb answer on midnight release for this game, yes or no? Future games, yes, no, maybe? If no, why not?

D1psw1tch said:

October 8th, 7:07 pm


I basically paid for it because I thought, yeah. Help out the developer and creators, don’t buy used, keep the industry going…

And of course, since Bethesda is involved, I should have known — I should have known PS3 owners would be treated like morons or second class citizens, or just gullible morons.

Even on my connection’s best day I’m not downloading 10 gigs in less than six hours — so — update happens at seven, I get the game (playable) the day after release — and this little experiment with PSN is done, and won’t be repeated, and believe me I WILL BE TELLING EVERYONE I KNOW to eschew this format until the bugs are worked out. Since there’s no way to get a refund for this now that they’re actually admitting that there’s not going to be an ACTUAL RELEASE DATE COPY OF THIS GAME AVAILABLE TOMORROW that you will be able to play — I have no recourse, of course.


Why not put that on your stupid advertisements? Because it looks like the ad reads ‘SAME DAY’ and should read “DAY AFTER” or ‘SOMETIME DURING THE SAME DAY, WE’RE NOT EXACTLY SURE, JUST GIVE US THE MONEY’.

Thanks for nothing, PSN.

joe366 said:

October 8th, 8:22 pm

So Day 1 digital download means I probably won’t be playing until early on day 2 because this will take several hours to download even on my connection . Great. So ,granted I saved some money on the game but I won’t be able to play it until early the following morning if I’m lucky ?

Yeah, good thing I pre-ordered a hard copy of Assassins Creed 3. Won’t buy into this “Deal” again.

Absolute nonsense.

joe366 said:

October 8th, 8:27 pm

They need to change this marketing campaign to ” Late In The Day On Day 1 If Your Lucky “.

Oh wait. That would be too honest. You don’t get consumers money when you’re honest.

What was I thinking.

Cosmos_Man said:

October 8th, 8:45 pm


Call Sony directly and speak with their managers and complaint departments. These blogs are not for that type of customer communication so complaining here has no real benefit.

This is the WORST digital game delivery service Sony provides.

Sony Global Link for Playstation Contacts by Region

No more Day 1 games for me. Resident Evil 6, Doom 3 BFG and Dishonoured all being played at the end of the day on release day. No DLC, no pre loading, poor delivery. Awful. Awful start to this great “idea”.

Lash_Whipwreck said:

October 8th, 9:08 pm

it should be that if you pre-ordered the game , you should get it at midnight of teh release date and not have to wait till psn updates the store.

Mr_JoseyWales said:

October 8th, 9:10 pm

I agree. It’s a shame it wasn’t a midnight release on PSN. Especially considering that some of the Day 1 digital releases are midnight releases.

In the future, PlayStation needs to make it clear.

Cosmos_Man said:

October 8th, 9:11 pm

I am posting to confirm that my post was not approved by mods.

demosthenes451 said:

October 8th, 9:26 pm

I agree that it’s lame that we have to wait till the next day, however, it was still cheaper than a hard copy to pre-order (even if by just a few dollars), so I’m not complaining. =)

Lilbtbad said:

October 8th, 9:34 pm

As of 12:00 EST time it is 10/09/12. I REALLY want to play this game thats why I preordered it on PSN. So hurry up and make it available for download!!!!

atomsk18 said:

October 8th, 9:44 pm

*sits patiently on the floor in my room waiting for the game to be available since it’s 12:44* ._.

doug21017 said:

October 8th, 10:24 pm

So disappointed that this isn’t not only NOT a midnight release…. but I’m going to have to wait 19 freaking hours longer than just running down the street to my 24 hour walmart?!? Wth! Day 1 Digital is a joke… Get it right FIRST. I’m so tired of being a Guinea pig for these types of (dis) services.

Ps- I took off work to play this game which will be an absolute WASTE of a day.

doug21017 said:

October 8th, 10:25 pm

Btw- its 1:30am est.

xGrandpaGamer said:

October 8th, 10:37 pm

doug21017 Go to sleep kid there will be no early release for Dishonered we have to wait for the store to update so you will be playing this game around 10 hours after launch. I just love how sony avoids questions about the scam that pre orders on psn are they don’t even let people know before hand that there is no midnight realease for pre orders. Sony you are doing the same crap that microsoft is known for you were once great i don’t know about that anymore.

Qatsmasher said:

October 8th, 11:09 pm

Get your stuff together on the pre-loading stuff. Seriously, Steam is eating your lunch on this type of stuff and has been doing it for a while.

I’m glad Sony is learning and adapting to the industry, but you guys need to be more nimble with implementing, what have become, expected features and much more transparent with information.

McDevious851 said:

October 8th, 11:23 pm

I really hope the people who are running this circus read what we are all saying. Seriously someone up top take a breather from counting all the money you have coming in and sort out these issues or you are going to lose in the long run. Please sort out these pathetic scams and mishaps. But I mean what the do we know we are only the people putting money in you pockets….If I get boned one more time by Sony or Bethesda I will never pay for one of their games again!

OPS_GEAR107 said:

October 9th, 12:11 am

I want but I don’t have the money………..”SAD FACE”


October 9th, 2:52 am

They should really call it “Day 2” Digital because the Playstation store doesn’t update until 6pm here usually, so a full game wouldnt be done downloading and installed until day 2. This is a big disappointment as a Playstation+ user because I pre-ordered Dishonored, and can’t get it until the end of the day. I won’t be using this pre-order service again until it is truly “Day 1 Digital”

murjacdad said:

October 9th, 3:51 am

it’s 6:50 EST, on game release day…. and it’s still not available to download. This is not cool considering I easily could have purchased the game at a retailer

Thekillers970 said:

October 9th, 4:30 am

Why hasent it came out yet. ive been trying to download it.

gson44 said:

October 9th, 6:27 am

wow just wow.i preorder this game yesteday and hoping to be release at midnight but it wont.it will release somewhere six i probably wont even play the game today.psn have screw me over twice. one from dishonered and one from infamous deal we had during the summer.iis psn screw me over one more i will not be buying anything from psn store

AchillesGlory said:

October 9th, 6:27 am

So I preordered with Day 1 Digital, and I can’t yet download? Do I really have to wait until the end of the day to download it?

dlhdav7 said:

October 9th, 6:28 am

@ Matt . Don’t listen to these toads ! It’s going to be a great game ! there only hurting them self’s by not getting this game ! thanks for all your hard work !

Cosmos_Man said:

October 9th, 6:43 am

It’s almost 10am Eastern time and nothing, obviously it will be at 7pm tonight.

No thanks Sony, you will never get another Day 1 purchase from me again. I could have simply gone to a local retailer, picked up the game, and be playing already.

No word from the community reps on this issue, which has been brought up several times now in this thread is so very unprofessional.

KeyserSoze1990 said:

October 9th, 6:49 am

Seriously!!! I have the same issue the above gamers have. I pre-ordered the game, expecting to at least play it in the morning if not midnight and now i’ve shelled out the money and i have to wait an extra day? I could have been to the store and back by now to get a physical copy! Some reward for placing my trust in a title before release.

If Sony values their customer’s loyalty they’ll have an answer to all this.

doug21017 said:

October 9th, 6:57 am

Yep… I’m never doing this again. So pissed. Walmart is 3 miles away. And ALWAYS has the games ready @ 12:01 am on release day for purchase (I’ve even been able to get it early a few times if I get the right person… but they have been cracking down on it).

Anyway… I want a refund (but obviously they wont give it). 6 bucks (+tax) is not worth waiting.

This just SUCKS, SUCKS, SUCKS, SUCKS, SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rockwell420 said:

October 9th, 7:19 am

So Ive pre-ordered. Why is the game not available already. This is bulls*#t why cant i download yet!!!! PSN get on your high horse and lets get going.

BlooodyCow said:

October 9th, 7:23 am

@92 dlhdav7
I rather skip a “great” game than support a company that screwed it consumers over and over.

@Sony/PSN Team/The monkeys that runs the PlayStation Store
How hard is it to schedule an update for 12:01 AM Easter time? I can tell that it’s pretty easy. I work in IT for my company and we schedule updates/price files/markdowns/etc to be send down/ready at 12:01. We don’t have to because stores don’t open until 8/9am, but we do because it pretty F*ricken easy. I can tell you this, the monkeys that are working for sony and the stores update will not be able to work for my company because they lack any kind of standard or structures.

doug21017 said:

October 9th, 7:28 am

How you gonna let someone buy it early… and then give it to us LATE!?!?!?!?!

xGrandpaGamer said:

October 9th, 7:33 am

Listen guys sony doesn’t give a crap about us, it’s obvious because we have been waiting for an answer for 2 day’s know and they still ignore us. They will not worry about us waiting for a game that we have pre-ordered, they do not care that we will be playing this game about 10 to 11 hours after launch. For showing support to sony we have been blown off, for pre-ordering this game we get a cheap theme not even a premium theme, no pre-order perks and not to mention the inability to play a game that we already own. This is nothing but a scam by sony to milk their loyal customers. Sony has shown their true colors and im very disappointed in the way that they have begun to use these microsoft money stealing practices. sorry sony but you have damaged your reputation with this bull crap. I guess i have no choice but to wait and just to think that i also pre-ordered Doom 3 BFG and will be going threw this again. The good thing is that after this people will not pre-oreder games on the psn again at least i hope so. THANX SONY FOR MAKING US FEEL STUPID !!!!!

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