- Skyrim – Spells And Powers (Collection) by WarriorKeKe: Skyrim Workshop Link
- Dragon Bone Weapons Complete by ktacreations: Skyrim Nexus Link or Steam Workshop Link
- The Dance of Death – A Killmove Mod for Update 1-5 by DaedalusAI: Skyrim Nexus Link or Skyrim Workshop Link
- The Cartographers Map Markers by Feyawen: Skyrim Nexus Link or Skyrim Workshop Link
- Actor Magnet (Katamari Dovahkiin!) by Verteiron: Skyrim Workshop Link
In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Tango Gameworks executive producer Shinji Mikami announced that the studio’s first project, codenamed “Zwei”, will return Mikami-san (the creator of Resident Evil) to the survival-horror genre.
Here’s the official statement posted on Tango’s website.
Our latest project’s codename is “Zwei” and it is a survival horror game.
The above image is a collage of different environments we put together for this announcement and is intended to give a feel for the tone and the direction the production is taking. (However, neither the code name nor the image is intended to tell you exactly what is in the game.)
As a master of the ‘survival horror’ genre, Shinji Mikami is committed to making a game that is the realization of pure survival horror, an experience which he defines as one that pushes the limits of fear and exhilaration. He and his team at Tango are committed to attaining this vision.
Here on the blog, we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments from Tango. You can also follow them on their official website, Twitter, and Facebook. Those interested in applying at Tango should visit the ZeniMax job page.
Original Post: We’re less than four months from QuakeCon, and to get ready, we’re opening pre-registration tomorrow!
While general admission to QuakeCon remains FREE for all attendees, when pre-registration opens we will be offering premium packages. These premium packages are limited and will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Get all the package details after the break…
- Gamespot UK (above) – Extensive 12-minute trailer breakdown
- PlayStation Official Magazine UK – Ten Things We’ve Learned
- Game Podunk – Dissecting the Dishonored Trailer: What Secrets It May Hold
If last week’s trailer was your introduction to Dishonored, below is a recap of previous coverage on the game.
- Dishonored – The Heritage of Arkane Studios
- Dishonored and the Art of Creative Control
- The Art of Dishonored
- Game Informer Cover Story Highlights
- Gamespot — Creating Steampunk Beauty
- Gamespot — Stealthy, Gruesome Murder
- Xplay — First Look Preview
Now that you’re up to speed, be on the lookout for new impressions of the game this week.
Who knew Nick Breckon’s initials also stood for Nature Boy? His recent (and totally awesome) Skyrim mod, Plant Trees, lets you purchase and plant seeds throughout the world. Watch the video above to see how trees grow over time.
If that’s not cool enough, his v0.5 update adds a new item, the Staff of Efflorescence, that allows you to fire off some pretty potent flower power. Watch the video below to see it’s impressive effects.
Download Plant Trees on the Skyrim Workshop
Development of Prey 2 has not been cancelled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned. The delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards. Prey 2 has shown great promise and we regret disappointing our fans. We have made a substantial investment in game development to deliver the experience fans want. We are determined only to release the AAA game that fans rightfully expect, and are unwilling to compromise our quality standards to meet a release schedule.
Watch the all-new debut trailer for Dishonored, our upcoming 2012 release from Arkane Studios.
Dishonored casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with strange technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man.
In Dishonored, creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
For more on the game, visit these links:
UK radio site Classic FM recently asked fans to vote for their favorite classical pieces, and we’re happy to share news that Skyrim’s main theme, Dragonborn, cracked the Top 300 list at #238.
Thanks to everyone that voted, and congratulations to Jeremy Soule and the team at Bethesda Game Studios on this honor.
Gamespot continues their search for the best Skyrim mods (video above) featuring the following great mods:
- UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul by fLokii: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Colossus – The Ancient Arena – Beta v.1.2 by ZedalisDesign: Steam Workshop Link
- Spell Master The Time And Space by WarriorKeKe: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Dovahkiin Relaxes Too by perplexmachine: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Bonus Mod: Grim Reaper Hoods by Kempalot: Steam Workshop Link
- Levelers Tower v13 by WillieSea: Skyrim Nexus Link
Have a great weekend!
Fully knowing that you can’t get enough of your favorite dragon shouts, we’re pleased to announce that Kinect for Xbox 360 support is coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Available for free as a title update slated for release this month, Skyrim Kinect for Xbox 360 Support will feature more than 200 Voice Commands… including the game’s dragon shouts.
In addition to Dragon Shouts, the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration offers voice commands throughout the game including Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menus (Items, Magic, Map, Barter, Container, Favorites, and Skills). With Voice Commands, quickly create and load saves during gameplay and access menus and inventories. Skyrim’s Kinect for Xbox 360 Support also adds new functionality including special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value.
To get an early look at Kinect for Xbox 360 support, watch the video above featuring programmer Ricardo Gonzalez, who put together the preliminary concept for Kinect for Xbox 360 Support during the Skyrim Game Jam.
A full list of Voice Commands will be revealed in the coming weeks, and we’ve got more Skyrim news coming. Bethesda Game Studios has been hard at work on creating the first set of game add-ons that will be exclusive to the Xbox 360. This additional content will add new quests, locations, features, and much more to the world of Skyrim. Stay tuned for more details.