BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES DISHONORED® 2

Highly-Anticipated Follow-Up to Arkane Studios’ 2012 ‘Game of the Year’ Set to Launch Next Spring

 June 14, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced Dishonored 2, the highly-anticipated first-person action game and follow-up to Dishonored – recipient of over 100 ‘Game of the Year’ awards in 2012. Currently in development by the award-winning team at Arkane Studios, the game is slated for a Spring 2016 release on the Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

In Dishonored 2 the fate of the Isles is left hanging in the balance when the throne is seized by an otherworldly usurper. Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin and play as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano - both armed with the mark of the Outsider and their own unique set of supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets. Explore a world unlike any other as you travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to the once-dazzling coastal city of Karnaca. Hunt down your enemies and forever alter the future of the Empire.

“We’re excited for everyone to finally know that we’re hard at work on Dishonored 2,” said Harvey Smith, co-creative director at Arkane Studios. “We’re really looking forward to sharing more details with fans and revealing gameplay for the first time later this summer.”

Define your playstyle in Dishonored 2 by blending immersive first-person action, assassination, stealth, mobility and the game’s brutal combat system. Combine the tools at your disposal to creatively eliminate your enemies whether you choose to pursue them unseen or ruthlessly attack head on with weapons drawn. Show no mercy and leave chaos in your wake or find a more subtle way to eliminate your targets. More than ever, the choices you make will determine the outcome of each mission and ultimately the game.

“At Arkane, we’re passionate about creating deep game experiences in highly-crafted worlds,” said Raphael Colantonio, founder and co-creative director at Arkane Studios. “Returning to the world of Dishonored is both thrilling and rewarding.”

The game’s official announcement trailer can be viewed today at: www.dishonored.com.

Dishonored 2 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

About ZeniMax Media Inc.

ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices.  ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, BattleCry Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited, and ZeniMax Australia Pty Ltd. For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit www.zenimax.com.

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®, The Evil WithinTM, Prey® and RAGE®.  For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

About Arkane Studios

Arkane Studios – with offices in Lyon, France and Austin, Texas – was founded in 1999 and has earned an enviable reputation for creating distinctive games with detailed, immersive worlds. Their most recent release of Dishonored, the innovative first-person action game,  launched in 2012 to worldwide critical-acclaim receiving over 100 ‘Game of the Year’ awards from the industry’s most influential outlets.

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