Category: Bethesda

News and other updates on the latest from the crew at Bethesda Game Studios.

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials making debuting soon

Dishonored is one of the year’s surprise thrills on the Xbox 360.  I played the game at PAX this year and was pretty impressed with what I played.  It wasn’t an ideal scenario for me having been thrust into the gameplay with no instruction but I ended up enjoying what I played.

If you have a copy of the game, then prepare for more Dishonored fun with the first add-on pack finding its way to a console near you next month.  Bethesda has just announced Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, the first add-on pack for  the critically-acclaimed first-person action game developed by Arkane Studios, will be available worldwide on December 11, 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points). 

Dunwall City Trials will include 10 challenge maps that will test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills. Creatively combine your supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate as many targets as possible, fight off waves of tallboys, guards, weepers and thugs, or take out targets in a non-stop run of drop assassinations. Dunwall City Trials also features a new set of achievements and trophies as well as a global online leaderboard.  For more information on Dishonored and the newest add-on pack please visit

Bethesda honors Dishonored with new add-on packs

I’d give my fancy spill to tell you the new Dishonored add-on packs but I’m fresh out of fancy.  So allow me to allow Bethesda to speak.  Here are the details on the add-on packs.

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, being released in December for $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points), will include 10 challenge maps that will test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills. Ten distinct trials await challengers – including an arena battle against waves of enemy AI, a gravity-defying run of drop assassinations, and a race against the clock. Dunwall City Trials also features a whole new set of achievements and trophies as well as a global online leaderboard that will establish the greatest assassins for each challenge.

The second and third add-ons for Dishonored will be coming in 2013 and will each feature story-driven campaigns. Pricing on these two packs will be revealed closer to launch. 

Daud, the leader of a group of supernatural assassins known as ‘The Whalers’, will be the focus of the second add-on pack, scheduled for release in early Spring 2013. Make your way through new Dunwall locales and discover Daud’s own set of weapons, powers and gadgets in this story-driven campaign. How you play and the choices you make will impact the final outcome. 

Additional story details on the third add-on pack will be revealed closer to its launch next year.

Dishonored, choices and experience trailer

Dishonored was one of the games that I really enjoyed at PAX.  Despite being killed repeatedly, I enjoyed the concept quite a bit.  Bethesda and Arkane Studios continue their series of looking deep into Dishonored with a look at the choices and experiences you’ll encounter.

The game has a lot of choice and style to it.  You can literally play through it without actually killing anyone so say the developers.  But what’s the fun in having Corvo not kill eh?

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Skyrim Hearthfire DLC trailer

It’s time to head back to Skyrim although I’m sure that many of you have never left.  Bethesda just released the first trailer for the next official game add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim entitled Hearthfire.  Hearthfire allows you to purchase land and build your own home from the ground up.  Interesting say you?

If you have 400 Microsoft Points, then your own custom home can be yours.  It’ll release on September 4 so you better start gathering your points and decorative ideas.

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DOOM 3 BFG Edition announced by Bethesda

DOOM 3 BFG Edition is coming folks.  And for those of you who haven’t seen The Rock in the movie version of the game, BFG stands for “Big Fucking Gun”.  I must say right now that I loved DOOM 3 and I enjoyed the movie.  Yes, I’m aware that I might be the only one to have liked the movie.  The game though was just weird and creepy.  Mars, monsters .. big ass guns .. what more could you ask for?

DOOM 3 BFG Edition features the original game and the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack both of which have been re-mastered.  The package also includes hours of new content in the never-before-seen single player story, The Lost Missions.  This is seven new levels of heart-pounding action they say.

“DOOM 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said John Carmack, Technical Director at id Software. “Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls. New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”

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