Dishonored release date revealed

UPDATE: Bethesda has slightly altered Dishonored's release date, moving the game back a couple weeks to October 9, 2012 (October 12 in Europe).

Bethesda and Arkane Studio's Dishonored will be releasing in the United States on September 25 this year if two accidental pre-order listing is to be believed. The information was leaked after both Best Buy Canada and accidentally listed the date.

Which, by itself, isn't all that interesting, but it gets much more fun when you consider that's very close to the the highly anticipated juggernaut from Gearbox, Borderlands 2, releasing September 18 and 21 (US and UK respectively.) It's starting to look like we'll have a bit of showdown that week. Though if we were Bethesda, we'd be trying as hard as possible to get the new IP out of Borderlands 2's shadow.

Still, Dishonored may be able to hold it's own. Arkane is a very solid studio with credits like Arx Fatalis, Bioshock 2 (assisting the main developer), and an unreleased Half-Life project on their resume. If you haven't yet, you should check out the Dishonored debut trailer that released a couple weeks ago. 

Source: Trendygamers


  • Meleedragon27 - May 1, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    I haven't really been keeping track of what's coming out this fall, but I will say that if I was given the choice between a new Borderlands and this first-person steampunk Assassin's Creed-esque game, I'd probably go with the latter. I was pretty underwhelmed by Borderlands and have no interest in playing any more of it. I am, however, interested in seeing how Dishonored does.
  • CitizenWolfie - May 1, 2012 2:15 a.m.

    From what I played of Borderlands, I think I'll be giving Dishonored a try instead. However my big game for September will no doubt be Farcry 3.
  • Divine Paladin - April 30, 2012 10:44 p.m.

    From what I can tell, Gearbox has separated its team onto at least four (possibly five) different games within the past two years, three of which launch this fall. I wouldn't be as worried about Borderlands 2 if I were Bethesda, because there are either A) Three different teams that have split up, or B) One large team being run full-force on three different games. Either way, I wouldn't bank on Borderlands 2 being the massive game it could be. Gearbox is confident in Borderlands 2, the new Aliens game, and the Brothers in Arms game, but looking at its track record, I can't tell if that means anything. Gearbox, from what it's made, seems like a one-hit wonder. They've published upwards of twenty games and expansions, and outside of Half-Life expansions/ports (which will always rank high in reviews due to brand name), and one or two of the Brothers in Arms games (which were alright), they've only made one good game. I like the company - it seems like they're in it for the gamers, not the money - but I can't tell if we should be giving them as much credit as we do. But I digress... Bethesda as a publisher hasn't been scared of anybody so far, so I wouldn't doubt this ballsy move. Going by the amount of "leaks" as of late, though, I'd only trust those from Amazon France, and will wait until either there is an announcement or an Amazon France leak to believe it.
  • radiodeaf - April 30, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    said it before...reminds me of half-life and bioshock mixed.... I hope it could live up to either.
  • Tyrande - April 30, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    wow that takes me back! Arx Fatalis, loved their magic concept approach
  • lazer59882 - April 30, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    this game looks FAR more interesting than anything borderlands 2 has shown. fuck borderlands, this game's gonna squash it.
  • thomas-buxton - April 30, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    So that's Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron and Sleeping Dogs in August; Borderlands 2, FarCry 3 and Dishonored in September; Medal Of Honor 2, BioShock: Infinite and Assassin's Creed III in October and Halo 4 and COD Black Ops II in November and that's all just the start, with Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, GTA V (well, maybe), Rayman Legends, and Aliens: Colonial Marines all still to be dated among other big newcomers. It's going to be one heck of an expensive Autumn...
  • bebl09 - April 30, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Take CoD off that list, along with possibly MoH and Halo, and I agree with you completely.
  • jackthemenace - April 30, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    Damn. Not good news at all. Being a student, I'm not going to be able to afford more than one of these. And if it comes down to Sequel to Borderlands or Bethesda's Hitman x Fable lovechild, I know which I'll pick. Not that I'm being mean to Dishonoured, here, I think it looks brilliant- that description was supposed to be a good thing. It's just, Borderlands is, y'know, better.
  • Salazans - April 30, 2012 1:31 p.m.

    Game of the year contender? Or big Autumn Flop?
  • Rub3z - May 1, 2012 12:49 a.m.

    It looks like the former, in my opinion.

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