Beginning today on Xbox LIVE, you can download the full version 2012’s Action-Adventure Game of the Year, Dishonored, via Xbox LIVE’s Games on Demand for $59.99
Haven’t picked up Dishonored yet? Between now and January 27th, GameStop is giving away Dishonored’s first DLC, Dunwall City Trials, as well as the official game guide from Brady Games, to anyone that purchases Dishonored on PC, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360.
Note: This offer is in-store only and while supplies last.
Elsewhere, check out these fantastic Dishonored tributes
- @MaryKateClark is helping get the word out on characters captured on popular characters from the game
- theomeganerd.tumblr.com showcases the recreation of Corvo’s mask used for a GamesRadar contest last Fall.
- Kotaku highlights Nathan Proudloves’ LEGO tribute to Dunwall’s Tallboys. We’re crossing our fingers for a “to scale” version at LEGOLAND.
“What makes the characters of Dishonored unique, is that fact that we have chosen them to be peculiar and with a clear identity since the beginning.” - Florence Lapalu, Lead 3D Character Artist
Dishonored’s exaggerated character designs have received plenty of attention, and this week you can get a closer look at Florence’s contributions to the game at ZBrushCentral.com. To learn more about the creation of Dishonored’s characters and world, be sure to watch our archived behind-the-scenes look here.
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, folks have an opportunity to play Dishonored on Razer’s gaming-centric tablet, the Razer Edge Pro. Learn how the tablet plays with Dishonored in Kyle Wagner’s hands-on report at Gizmodo.
For a chance to win your very own Razer Edge Pro (and a free copy of Dishonored), visit www.razerzone.com/gettheedge.
We’ve reached the final hours of 2012, and since our last update, numerous sites have bestowed year-ending honors to Dishonored.
After receiving thousands of votes, Eurogamer announced that the game topped their Readers’ Top 50 Games of 2012! Big thanks to the Eurogamer community for voting one of our titles #1 for the second year in a row.
- CNN – Game of the Year
- OXM – Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Original Game
- Game Informer – Editorial on why it mattered in 2012, plus Action Genre awards for Best Story, Best Setting, and Game of the Year.
- Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) – Game of the Year
- Ars Technica – #1 Game of the Year
- GameSpy – Top 10
- Attack of the Fanboy – #1 Game of the Year
- 1Up – Favorite Games of 2012
- IGN – Honors Viktor Antonov as one of 30 Amazing Games People in 2012
- USA Today – Top 10
- Gry-Online – Top 10
- Metro UK – Top 10
- The Mirror – #1 Game of the Year
- Jeux Video – GOTY Runner Up
- GameFront – Top 5
- Spaziogames – Best Action/Adventure Game
- Action Trip – Best Action Game
- Gamer.no – Best Single-Player Experience
Also worth celebrating, Xbox LIVE is ending the year with a one-day sale on The Elder Scrolls. Titles include:
- Skyrim (Games on Demand) – $29.99
- Dawnguard – 800 MS Points
- Hearthfire – 200 MS Points
- Oblivion (Games on Demand) – $9.99
- Shivering Isles – 600 MS Points
- Knights of the Nine – 200 MS Points
DLC coverage continues with Dragonborn and Dunwall City Trials rounds, after the break…
Update (12/19): IGN has named Dishonored the Best Action Game of 2012!
It’s that time of the year when publications are naming their favorite games from months past, and Dishonored is hitting list after GOTY list.
Just today, EDGE bestowed its Game of the Year award to Dishonored, while also naming Arkane the Studio of the Year. Meanwhile, GameSpot granted both its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platform GOTY awards to Dishonored, in addition to naming it Action/Adventure of the Year.
Publications that have also recently honored Dishonored with awards and nominations include:
- Game Informer
- The Escapist
- CBS News
- Mirror UK
- Slant Magazine
- Game Informer
Dishonored is still being played and replayed, and people are writing many words about their experiences. EDGE talks up the game in its Still Playing column, while 1UP chimes in with a spoiler-filled dissection of one of the game’s endings. Also recommended is the Gamasutra blog entry “Spatial and Social Realism in Dishonored” by Scott Juster, which breaks down why Dunwall is such a believable and lived-in setting.
Elsewhere, co-creative director Harvey Smith has a new column at The Penny Arcade Report where he discusses the genius of Far Cry 2. Here’s an excerpt:
“My ultimate moment of unbridled joy playing FC2 came during a side mission, picked up in the form of an assassination contract via radio tower. A couple of jeeps full of armed men were protecting a convoy carrying my target, a sophisticatedly-dressed man with close-cropped white hair and a burgundy suit riding in an SUV.”
Finally, if you missed the VGAs, check out the Dishonored version of “Sam Jackson Mode” on Spike. The party starts at 4:05.
Update: The North American PSN store has updated and Dunwall City Trials is now available.
We are pleased to announce Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, the first add-on pack for the critically-acclaimed first-person action game developed by Arkane Studios, is now available for Xbox 360 and PC for $4.99, £3.99, €4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points). For PS3, the add-on pack will be available later today in North America and on December 19th in Europe.
To learn more about the DLC’s 10 trials, read a new blog post up on the PlayStation Blog.
Updated: Congrats to Arkane and BGS for winning Best Action/Adventure Game and Best DLC, respectively, tonight at the VGAs!
Starting… right now, the 10th Annual VGA Awards are live on SPIKE — with both Dishonored and Dawnguard up for nominations. Best of luck to the developers at Arkane and Bethesda Game Studios.
Elsewhere, voting and nominee announcements for other year-end awards are beginning to surface on numerous gaming sites. They include:
- G4TV – The end of year Videogame Deathmatch continues with Dishonored matched up against Guild Wars 2 in the semi-finals. Vote for your favorite.
- Game Informer – Readers’ Choice Voting includes the option to vote for Dishonored
- Gamespot – Vote for Dishonored for this year’s People’s Choice Award
- IGN – Dishonored is nominated for multiple awards, including Game of the Year and Xbox 360 Game of the Year. Elsewhere on the site, Dishonored is named as one of the the best new game properties.