Dishonored Art goes Into the Pixel

In a release today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced this year’s winning pieces for the 2012 Into the Pixel collection. Among the selected entries was the above image, titled “Regent”, that appears in Dishonored.

Created by Sergey Kolesov and Arkane Studio’s art director, Sebastien Mitton, the piece will be displayed at E3 from June 7-9, 2011 in the Concourse Foyer. Following E3, it will be toured around the globe at other gaming events.

Congrats to Sergey, Sebastien, and the rest of the team at Arkane for this prestigious honor.

Weekend Update

Here’s a quick look at some recent coverage from around the web…

Continuing their month-long look at The Elder Scrolls Online, Game Informer shares what ZeniMax Online has planned to appeal to an array of audiences — whether they be Elder Scrolls fans or MMO fans.

October is still months away, but there’s plenty of Dishonored coverage to keep you busy until then. Game InformerInside Gaming, and PlayStation Blog all have new previews for the game. And at CVG, you can watch a new interview with Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio. Watch the interview above.

Elsewhere on the world wide web, check out these videos…

And in case you missed it a few weeks ago, don’t miss this badass video from freddiew w below…

Dishonored arrives October 9th

In a press release this morning, we announced that Dishonored, the supernatural assassin action game under development at Arkane Studios, will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games for Windows in North America on October 9th, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 12th, 2012.

In the Flickr slideshow below, check out high resolution packaging for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Dishonored Podcast #1: One Kicked Bottle

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The team at Arkane joins us to explain the unpredictable magic of Dishonored’s dark sandbox playground. Listen as the developers describe the deep systems that lead to Dishonored’s crazy moments, and learn how a single bottle can stand between you and destruction.

Grab this episode via any of the following methods:

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Dishonored preview blowout

In the past few weeks, members of Arkane have traveled to New York, LA, and across Europe to show off new areas in Dishonored. The above image comes from their stop in London, where (from left) Viktor Antonov, Sebastien Mitton, Harvey Smith, Raphael Colantonio, and Dinga Bakaba) enjoyed relaxing in a room you might recognize from the 2011 Best Picture Winner, The King’s Speech.

While the Arkane crew works away in Lyon, France and Austin, TX, coverage from their tour has started appearing today.

We start at Kotaku, where where Stephen Totilo reveals 18 Things About Dishonored That You Should Know. Here’s one to get you started:

#7 In this game, there are lots of ways to do the same thing. Take the Bathhouse building I saw during the demo. It’s where the action was going to be. And while we could possess a fish to go inside, there were supposedly seven other ways to get in there, too.

On Machinima, watch a 7-minute interview with the game’s co-creative directors, Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith. That and more after the break.

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Dishonored Roundup

Following last week’s debut trailer, gaming press have begun dissecting and analyzing the video with hopes of finding new information on the game. Check these sites for recaps:

If last week’s trailer was your introduction to Dishonored, below is a recap of previous coverage on the game.

Game Informer revealed Dishonored last summer with their August cover story. Visit their Dishonored hub and watch the following videos featuring members of Arkane’s team.

More recently, first looks at gameplay were included in interviews with Gamespot and Xplay. Watch these videos.
  • 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.