Weekly Dishonored Q&A

Update: Regarding the question about how long Dishonored will be, co-creative director Harvey Smith added the following in a tweet today:

Regarding play-time in #Dishonored: Very direct players finish in ~12 hours and explorers who eavesdrop finish in ~24.

Over the last week, we’ve collected your Dishonored questions both here on the blog and on our Facebook pages. To answer the first batch of questions we have  co-creative directors, Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio.

Q: How does mana work in Dishonored?

A: A small portion of the mana bar regens; just enough to use powers like Blink and Dark Vision, making them basically free. Beyond that, for the expensive powers like Possession or Bend Time, the player must rely on Piero’s Spiritual Remedy (mana potions).

Q: How many different powers will there be?

A: There are six major active powers and four enhancements (passive powers), in addition to weapons and gadgets; plus there are 40 bone charms in the game that grant small supernatural perks. But no one can have all of these things in one playthrough.

Q: How long will the game be?

A: Play-style matters a lot. Very direct players will probably get through the game in 12 or 14 hours. Explorers who eavesdrop a lot will take twice as long.

Thanks for the great questions. If there’s something you’d like to know about Dishonored, post your question here on the blog or at https://facebook.com/dishonored

E3 2012: Save the Date

We’re getting closer to E3, so we’re all using this weekend as an opportunity to rest our voices. Come Tuesday, things get crazy… crazy awesome.

To help you plan your E3 week, here’s some dates and times to remember.*

Monday, June 4th

  • 1.00pm PST | G4TV shows the first-ever live demo for Dishonored

 Tuesday, June 5th

  • 11.00am PST | ZeniMax Online’s Paul Sage shows off The Elder Scrolls Online on GameTrailers TV
  • 11.50am PST | GameTrailers TV features Dishonored co-creative director Raphael Colantonio
  • 1.15pm PST | Get a first look at Dawnguard from Todd Howard on GameTrailers TV
  • 3.15pm PST | Todd visits with G4TV to showcase Dawnguard  

Wednesday, June 6th

  • 10.05am PST | Get the lowdown on The Elder Scrolls Online E3 on GameSpot.com
  • 1.15pm PST | Dawnguard presentation on Machinima.com
  • 2.05pm PST | More Dawnguard, this time with Gamespot.com
  • 2.25pm | Gamespot.com viewers can check out demo of Dishonored
  • 4.20pm | Dishonored presentation for IGN.com
  • 4.45pm PST | Tune into G4TV to see a presentation of The Elder Scrolls Online
  • 5.40pm PST | MMO fans can catch more on The Elder Scrolls Online at IGN.com

 Thursday, June 7th

  • 11.15am PST | ZeniMax Online shares The Elder Scrolls Online with Machinima.com viewers
  • 3.15pm PST | Machinima.com closes things out with a look at Dishonored

*dates and times are subject to change.

 

Pre-order items for Dishonored announced

 

With E3 less than a week away, expect to start seeing a lot more of Dishonored. To get a jump start, today we’re revealing US pre-order incentives that will be available at launch.

Physical and downloadable bonuses include:

  • GameStop – Arcane Assassin Downloadable Upgrade Pack & Dishonored Tarot cards
  • Best Buy – Shadow Rat Downloadable Upgrade Pack & Whale Oil USB Lamp
  • Amazon – Backstreet Butcher Downloadable Upgrade Pack
  • Walmart – Acrobatic Killer Downloadable Upgrade Pack
  • Target – Smart Phone Dishonored Decal

More pre-order information, including details on territories outside of the United States, will arrive in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, check out the Flickr slideshow below for more details on these pre-order only items.

Pre-E3 Roundup

As you can tell from the picture above, it’s just about time for E3. While the Hotel Figueroa gets its TESO makeover, we’ve got plenty for you to catch up on…

The Elder Scrolls Online

Additionally, check out the latest magazine covers out of Europe, including Edge and PC Gamer.

More on Dishonored and Skyrim after the break…

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