Spontaneous discussions amongst the Arkane team lead to exciting and surprising Dishonored features. Learn more about the powerful Blink ability, and Corvo’s non-violent takedown options.
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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
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Starting this week, we’ll be answering a new community question for Dishonored. If there’s something you’re dying to learn about, submit your question via Facebook or in the comments section below. We will send the best questions to the developers at Arkane Studios to answer.
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
Tuesday, June 5th
Wednesday, June 6th
Thursday, June 7th
*dates and times are subject to change.
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:
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.
For more on the game, visit the Dishonored official website and these community pages: