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Platform Win, PS3, 360 Publisher Bethesda Softworks Developer Arkane Studios Release Date 2013-04-16

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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall review: devils and details

It's often difficult to fully understand Daud's motives The Knife of Dunwall follows Daud, master of The Whalers assassin clan and murderer of the Empress. (Note: this review originally stated the DLC took place after the events of Dishonored. As it's never clearly explained that this is the case, this has been corrected. - Arthur) Like Dishonored's protagonist, Corvo, Daud is favored by the dark, god-like Outsider, and as as with most gods, The Outsider has a plan for Daud. As The Outsider gives Daud a name and a source of information, another competing conspiracy begins, all while Daud tries to find his mental mooring. More curious, resourceful players may remember Daud's regret at his role in the Empress's regicide, and The Knife of Dunwall explores that — somewhat. Arkane often...

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Dishonored Game of the Year Edition outed by Australian board

A Game of the Year Edition of Dishonored may be coming soon, if a new listing on the Australian Classification Board is anything to go by. The board lists the package as being rated MA 15+, the same rating as the original game. Such a collection would presumably include Dishonored and the downloadable expansions that have been released for it: Dunwall City Trials, which launched last December; The Knife of Dunwall, which came out this past April; and The Brigmore Witches, which will be released Aug. 13. You can check out our hands-on preview of The Brigmore Witches from QuakeCon 2013 here. The classification board's listing does not specify platforms except to say that the purported Game of the Year Edition would be a multiplatform title; Dishonored launched last October on Windows...

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Speed Run: Razer, SimCity, The Evil Within, THQ, The Knife of Dunwall

Razer will honor some orders purchased from its online store earlier this week with a 90 percent off code they didn't know about. SimCity gets its first major update on Monday, and Bethesda revealed all those teasers to be The Evil Within, a survival horror game from the creator of Resident Evil. Bids for remaining THQ assets have been submitted and are expected to close in May. We also reviewed the latest DLC for Dishonored, The Knife of Dunwall, which offers a very different story and mechanics from protagonist Corvo's. Razer to honor accidental 90 percent discount for some orders First major SimCity update coming April 22, requires server downtime The Evil Within, Mikami's new survival horror game, hits next year Bidding closed on THQ auction of Darksiders, Red Faction, and...

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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC trailer gives the story a new perspective

Bethesda has released a new trailer for its upcoming The Knife of Dunwall DLC to the critically-acclaimed Dishonored, putting players on the other side of the story as Daud — the master assassin who killed the Empress and got protagonist Corvo blamed for it. The trailer gives us a short look at Daud's inner conflict as well as his roster of abilities and weapons, like a wrist-mounted crossbow. Daud is a "dark tragic figure, the other side of the coin of Corvo," Dunwall creative director Ricardo Bare told Polygon at a preview event last month. He's conflicted about having assassinated someone who might have been trying to improve the world for once. The Knife of Dunwall will release for $10 on April 16 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

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Dishonored v1.3 title update fixes bugs, readies the game for Knife of Dunwall DLC

Dishonored developer Arkane Studios is updating the game to version 1.3 today to fix bugs and get the title ready for the upcoming Knife of Dunwall DLC, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today. The v1.3 patch fixes a smattering of bugs in both the game itself and its first piece of DLC, December's Dunwall City Trials. Issues that the update addresses include crashes, achievements unlocking incorrectly and statistics displays. It also adds support for The Knife of Dunwall, the first part of an add-on campaign featuring the assassin Daud; the DLC will be released April 16 for $10. You can see the full list of bug fixes below. For more on The Knife of Dunwall, check out our preview of the DLC from PAX East 2013. Bug Fixes (Dunwall City Trials) Fixes a bug in Back Alley Brawl...

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Dishonored's The Knife of Dunwall tells the tortured tale of a master assassin

The Knife of Dunwall is a man cracking under the weight of his memories, burdened by doubt. After a lifetime assassinating the corrupt and unjust, has he finally set his blade to the neck of someone trying to do good? As Arkane Studios finished development on the game and began discussing post-game content, they knew they had one story left to tell: Daud's. "Towards the end of development on Dishonored, when we were thinking about what we could do for DLC, among the team the idea that kept coming up the most was Daud," Dishonored lead technical director and creative director on The Knife of Dunwall Ricardo Bare told Polygon. "He's this really dark tragic figure, the other side of the coin of Corvo." The Knife of Dunwall's story is not so uplifting; Daud is haunted by his memories of...

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Dishonored's second DLC, The Knife of Dunwall, launching April 16 for $10

Dishonored's second downloadable add-on, The Knife of Dunwall, will be available April 16 worldwide for $9.99 on Windows PC and PlayStation 3, and 800 Microsoft Points ($10) on Xbox 360, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today. The company teased the DLC yesterday with a screenshot, which is one of three images available below. The add-on was rumored to be called "The Other Side of the Coin," a name based on leaked PS3 Trophies. (Note: Some Dishonored spoilers follow.) In The Knife of Dunwall, you play as Daud, the leader of the clan of supernatural assassins known as The Whalers. Daud is the man who kills Dunwall's Empress — the act that sets Dishonored's story in motion — but he later comes to regret it. Seeking redemption, he is given a directive by The Outsider: Unravel the...

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  • Windows
    • Released 04/16/2013
    • Publisher Bethesda Softworks
    • Developer Arkane Studios
    • Score 8.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 04/16/2013
    • Publisher Bethesda Softworks
    • Developer Arkane Studios
    • Score 8.0
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 04/16/2013
    • Publisher Bethesda Softworks
    • Developer Arkane Studios
    • Score 8.0
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