Welcome to Battlecry Studios!

We’re pleased to announce today that Battlecry Studios is now part of the ZeniMax family! The studio is headed up by long-time gaming veteran Rich Vogel, who you’ll know from his work on Ultima Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

If you’re interested in applying to Battlecry, there are already positions open! Head to jobs.zenimax.com for all the listings.

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Dishonored Roundup

T-minus one week until Dishonored’s release!!

In the pic above, Harvey and Raf are all smiles as they check out final copies of the game. While you wait for October 9th, here’s some Dishonored news to catch up on:

Finally, catch out this fantastic jam from the always entertaining Dan Bull.

Dishonored is ‘Gold’ and so is this mask

We’re thrilled to announce that Dishonored has “Gone Gold”! After more than three years of development, 30+ versions of the game (accounting for different languages, countries, and platforms) are ready for release. Huge congrats to Arkane’s Lyon and Austin offices, as well as everyone else involved with the project.

Coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, Dishonored will be available in North America on October 9, 2012, in Australia and Spain on October 11, 2012, and throughout Europe on October 12, 2012.

And to celebrate, we’re going to give away an extremely limited Overseer mask (note: not actually made of gold) created specifically for our PAX Prime Boyle Mansion Party, as well as a signed copy of the game. For a chance to win, read the sweepstakes rules after the break.

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Dishonored, The Tales from Dunwall – Episode 3: In the Mind of Madness

Watch ‘In the Mind of Madness’, the final chapter in three-part Dishonored webisode series entitled ‘The Tales from Dunwall’.

‘In the Mind of Madness’ introduces Piero, a key figure in the city of Dunwall, and who also plays a pivotal role in Corvo’s story.

All three episodes, which were created by Psyop and Rokkan, scored by Daniel Licht (Dexter) and narrated by Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass), are currently featured on the game’s official site, www.Dishonored.com.

Dishonored Remix Reminder

Just a reminder that the Remix Competition for ‘The Drunken Whaler’ ends this Friday. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out contributions from co-QA Project Lead Jen Tonon and QA Tester James Stancil.

Jen, who provides rhythm guitar and backing vocals for Cassandra Syndrome, took the contest as an opportunity to play some guitar on the weekend. For James’ mix, he took a vastly different approach and turned “The Drunken Whaler” into a catchy dance track.

Don’t worry, as employees of Bethesda, neither are eligible to win :)

To learn more about submitting an entry, visit remix.dishonored.com.

Dishonored, The Tales from Dunwall – Episode 2: The Hand that Feeds

‘The Tales from Dunwall’, the three-part Dishonored webisode series continues with the release of ‘The Hand the Feeds’. While the first episode reveals how Dunwall was revolutionized by a new energy source, this next chapter is a cautionary tale – one that illustrates the advantages, and the dangerous disadvantages, of accepting supernatural abilities from The Outsider.

Watch Part 1, The Awakening, here.

Watch IGN’s Dishonored livestream today!

Anxious for Dishonored? On Wednesday (now today), IGN will livestream part of the Kaldwin’s Bridge mission and follow up with a Q&A session featuring the game’s co-creative directors, Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio.

The streaming will take place Wednesday at 7:30 PM BT during IGN’s London event for the game — that’s 2:30 PM EST and 11:30 AM PST for folks stateside.

Visit IGN for full details.

Correction: The Lady Boyle mission will not be shown during the livestream.

Dishonored and DOOM 3 BFG Edition Featured in ‘PSN Day 1′ Program

Announced earlier today on the PlayStation Blog, both Dishonored and DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available for purchase on PSN on the same day they’re available in stores.

Dishonored will be available in North America on October 9, 2012, while DOOM 3 BFG Edition arrives in North America on October 16th.

For more details, visit the PlayStation Blog.