Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Arkane Studios

Dishonored 2 update adds custom difficulty settings, mission select

Arkane Studios has released the second free update for Dishonored 2. The latest download adds two new features: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select. The former adds over 20 sliders for players to customize their game, adjusting everything from the number of enemies who will attack simultaneously to the speed of sleep darts. It will also add Iron Mode, which features permadeath and no manual saves. Mission Select allows for any mission to be unlocked once played, with the player’s status retained from the playthrough. The patch is available for all versions.

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Dishonored 2 free update released, adds New Game Plus

An updated has gone live today adding New Game Plus to all versions of Dishonored 2. The mode allows players to use both Emily’s and Corvo’s move lists at the same time, regardless of the character they choose to re-play the campaign. In addition, players can reassign all of the Bonecharm Traits and Runes that were collected during the initial playthrough. The next free update is scheduled to launch in January, and is set to add Mission Select and Custom Difficulty.

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Dishonored 2 to get free update next week with New Game Plus

Dishonored 2’s first free game update has been announced and dated for next week. Arkane is using the update to note only improve performance but to also add a new feature. Beginning Monday, and today as part of the beta update for PC, players can access New Game Plus. In the mode, accessible once the game has been completed, players will be able to access both Corvo’s and Emily’s ability sets as well as all Bonecharm Traits and Runes found during the playthrough. Two more features were announced to be added in January, as part of the second free update: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select.

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Arkane releases eight minutes of gameplay from Prey

A new gameplay walkthrough has been released for Prey. Arkane Studio’s upcoming first-person shooter, set to be released next year, finds players waking up in Talos I, a ransacked space station that’s been overrun by aliens. The sequel will offer a more open-ended approach to tackling levels, and creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare detail those sorts of possibilities in the video.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dishonored 2

“… is easily the spiritual successor to Thief 2, and I can think of no higher praise.”

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Dishonored 2 launches online, in stores for console and PC

After releasing earlier this week for pre-orders, Dishonored 2 is now available for all through retail and digital outlets. The assassin Corvo, protagonist of the original Dishonored, returns to fight alongside his daughter, Emily. The pair is in a battle to restore Emily to the throne, as they take down the usurper’s forces in the city of Karnaca. As in the original, players have access to melee abilities, firearms, and special powers.

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Dishonored 2 releasing tomorrow for pre-orders, launch trailer up

Dishonored 2 will be playable tomorrow for pre-orders, so to kick things off, Bethesda has released the official launch trailer. Everyone else will be able to snag their copy on Friday. In addition to once again taking on the role of famed assassin Corvo, players will also step into the shoes of his daughter, Emily. The duo must battle a usurper throughout the streets of Karnaca in order to restore Emily to the throne.

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The Outsider details world, characters of Dishonored 2 in new trailer

After covering the skills and combat system, Arkane Studios is now highlighting Dishonored 2’s world. Book of Karnaca runs a little over two minutes long, with The Outsider recapping past and current events as he goes over the game’s world and its inhabitants.

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Dishonored 2 live-action trailer released, Take Back What’s Yours

Bethesda has produced a live-action trailer for Arkane’s upcoming action title Dishonored 2. Take Back What’s Yours follows the game’s storyline of taking the Empire back from a usurper, the crazed witch Delilah. Actors playing Corvo and Emily reenact several of the combos featured in previous videos that utilize melee, magic, and ranged weaponry.

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The alternative history of Prey revealed in new story trailer

A new trailer has gone live for Arkane’s upcoming first-person shooter Prey. The video, The History of TranStar, details the history of Talos I, the facility at the heart of the sci-fi adventure. The setting is the product of an alternate history that sees President Kennedy surviving the assassination attempt in Texas and focusing on the space race. Talos I comes about after a U.S./Russian program turns a satellite into an R&D arm, which becomes home to dangers experiments. Players take on the role of Morgan Yu, a recently awoken subject who finds himself on a Talos overrun by aliens.

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