Expect Dishonored Sequels, Says Bethesda
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Sales of Dishonored have outstripped Bethesda’s expectations, a situation that - according to Bethesda - puts the publisher in a position to turn the stealth action game into a franchise.

VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda Pete Hines said, "I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it's new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter.

"We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend. And Dishonored has really sold well overseas."

"So, we're very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise."

New franchise! New sequels! Sounds good to us.

The original Dishonored's first DLC pack was dated and priced recently, you can read about that here.

[via Destructoid]


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Comment #1 by O0mix0O
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:50:16 AM
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This is only good news! And they really did have tough competition this year!

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Comment #2 by ImaginaryRuins
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:53:49 AM
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Dishonored is one of the best stealth games I've played, apart from Thief. This really is good news to me. Looking forward to it, Bethesda. I have faith in you.

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Comment #3 by Nevander
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:56:30 AM
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May get this game later for Christmas. Didn't get it when it released because I didn't know if I'd like it, but seems like it's a really good game. A couple of my friends who have played it said it's the best game they've played this year.

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Comment #4 by Evo Kazz
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:58:10 AM
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Great game, took some getting used to though, I didn't decide how much I actually liked it until I finished it, deffo buy the next one.

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Comment #5 by OMGmyFACE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:19:23 AM
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Comment #6 by ShirleyPeanut
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:26:53 AM
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Great game almost done with it. Done the second to last mission about 5 or 6 times now due to one person dieing randomly that I can't find.

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Comment #7 by LizardKingv666
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:34:08 AM
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Nice to hear!! It's my personal GOTY. But please Behtesda: Don't f*ck it up - Keep the Quality!

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Comment #8 by SydLosttarot
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:35:39 AM
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I hope Harvey will return to make the sequel. He was ambivalent shot whether Dishonored should be a one-off and I don't blame him. It's a wonderful world as it stands right now. Still I'm not going to complain as this was my GOTY long before it was even released. Followed it for so long and I'm glad it's getting recognition in the most important sense: money :p

To the Pandyssian Continent!

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Comment #9 by thetroop
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:11:32 AM
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before it was released i thought it would b a load of crap how wrong was i ? i loved it & couldn't put it down , the sequal is a day 1 buy for me but please please please don't screw it up by adding crappy multiplayer, keep it like it is & loyal fans will forever buy the sequal's

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Comment #10 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:22:22 AM
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Glad to hear of a sequel. Not impressed by the typical "trials" DLC though. Never liked that kind of stuff. All it did was take the game away as 100% completed and give me more achievements to go after in a mode that seems kind of disjointed from the actual game. But I guess the same could be said for singleplayer games that try to force you play some slopped-together multiplayer.

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Comment #11 by Giptuc
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:35:13 AM
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As long as they can work on the length of the story... and actually put some characters in that you can build a connection with great. There was a connection with protecting Emily, but other than that, I couldn't care less about the characters... Gameplay wise it was great... but story and character wise the game lacked like crazy...

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Comment #12 by Kroesis
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:54:21 AM
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It was a good game, not my GOTY but I'd still buy a sequel. Open world version would be awesome!

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Comment #13 by HalfEVILmonkey
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:01:13 AM
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GOTY in my opinion.

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Comment #14 by A Pip Boy 3000
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:07:03 AM
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Great news!

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Comment #15 by CornishMessiah
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:45:35 AM
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Yes please. Finished the game just 2 days ago and I am left wanting more!

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Comment #16 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:46:53 AM
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Really great news. Arkane did such a good job with it. Really looking forward to future titles.

I have to echo other sentiments on here though: Give MP a miss, and make the DLC more like the single player game. I'm not likely to purchase multiple 'challenge' dlc packs, but I'll pay more for a larger bit of dlc with some additional story to it.

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Comment #17 by DecadentBeaver
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:47:56 AM
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Good to see a new IP that has been successful for a change. Want to get my hands on it at some point, as it does look like a bit of fun.

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Comment #18 by TheRealBr1ghtShadow
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:03:54 AM
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Yes! I freaking loved playing this. So ready to see how it unfolds.

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Comment #19 by Opiate42
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:19:06 AM
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Pre-ordered it and tinkered with it but haven't really had the time to sink into it yet but liked it so far.

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Comment #20 by shavron
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:32:25 AM
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I picked it up over the weekend and have only had about an hour to play with it. I'm always down for some stealth games and I look forward to playing more. Once I'm not busy. Which probably won't be until next week. Man sometimes being an adult can suck.

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Comment #21 by Discofrog
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:39:42 AM
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Great news, enjoyed this game a lot.

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Comment #22 by cheevo360
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 09:54:26 AM
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Please, please please yeah. I loved this one, Hitman: Absolution and Mark of the Ninja both 3 is set to be brilliant 2012's Stealth-Action games. I am so happy both 3 is awesome games. I am huge lovable of Stealth games.

Please make it happen to bring Dishonored 2 with more deeper stealth then before and maybe make it to big more large missions or even long campaign then 8 hours campaign in Dishonored.

I will preorder once confirm. :)

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Comment #23 by Illicit
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:07:08 AM
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@22 that's exactly what I was thinking. Loved the game just wish a play through was a bit longer. I did play it a few different ways though and got about 30 hrs out of it, not really complaining. Would definitely buy a sequel.

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Comment #24 by Jack Frost
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:44:34 AM
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I played the thing 3 times back-to-back, once with a mix of stealth and kills just to see what I was up against, one all stealth and no powers (awesome, by the way) and another where everyone died, and all 3 had slightly different outcomes and other variations throughout.

And I have to say that Blink gets my vote for the absolute best thing added to any FP game.

Such a solid game, glad to hear it's done well enough that I'll see more beyond the DLC.

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Comment #25 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:58:43 AM
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Really? They were saying how they'd like to keep it as a standalone experience, which definitely increases the impact for me. Game's amazing though, you won't hear me complain.

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Comment #26 by Ghosty McGoo
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:01:04 AM
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Great game, hopefully the next one will be real long, because playing through the levels was a crap ton of a fun.

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Comment #27 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:11:47 AM
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Yup, think I'll have to get this, Farcry 3, Hitman, and the Dragonborn DLC and I should be set till GTA V

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Comment #28 by deluxnugs
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:19:31 AM
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these are the same guys who said we were getting a Prey sequel.

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Comment #29 by BeheldBryan
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:36:54 AM
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Just don't rush the production like certain other publishers do. That's all I ask.

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Comment #30 by Xtrem3 Poptarts
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:38:03 AM
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I wanted to break my disc after the first mission, I'm glad they didn't follow through with a sequel. :p

OT: I'm so excited, hopefully they do make this into a series with sequels. Waiting for the Dunwall City Trials now :$

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Comment #31 by Fakan
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:44:39 AM
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Not sure how I feel about sequels, but I'm glad it sold so well.

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Comment #32 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:50:03 AM
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Can't wait to play it this Christmas! Let's just hope they won't make a new one every year. It works well for titles with MP, not so much for SP games (Hitman...)

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Comment #33 by ll Dem3nted ll
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:31:08 PM
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Comment #34 by Polygon Pirate
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:57:56 PM
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Fantastic news! Bravo.
Loved this game, keep them coming Arkane Studios.


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Comment #35 by blleiffer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 02:08:45 PM
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In a world dominated by sequels, its good to see a new IP make it big.

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Comment #36 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 02:30:24 PM
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Maybe they'll give it a bigger budget next time around.

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Comment #37 by chizrocker88
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 12:30:58 AM
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Couldn't be happier about this! Dishonored is easily one of my top 10 games since the 360 came out. It's great to see a game feel both fresh and familiar (in terms of stealth) at the same time. I was on the fence when I bought it, but damn is it good!

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Comment #38 by Dothackbear
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 12:52:04 AM
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I have Dishonored and Hitman: Absolution and i think Hitman is miles better IMO, that game is so much fun

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Comment #39 by FallenNow
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:24:26 PM
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Bethesda, you guys never disappoint. :)
A sequel to Dishonored sounds good.

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Comment #40 by Croc 494
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 06:17:19 AM
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If you have Hitman it makes Dishonored unplayable. Wish I had got this first then it might have got a fair trial with me but I played it once and traded it in.

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