Death of the Outsider is a fitting coda for the Dishonored series

Video game expansions are good places to focus on storytelling. Developers can give players a fine-tuned and familiar experience, but with a new narrative attached — like Fallout 4’s “Far Harbor” hard-boiled mystery, or the power struggle over a supercomputer in BioShock 2’s “Minerva’s Den.” Arkane Studios has reinforced this idea with the Dishonored 2 follow-up Death of the Outsider, calling it a “standalone story” set in the same universe. But Death of the Outsider isn’t just an extra chapter to Dishonored 2. It’s a satisfying experiment in stripping the series to its essentials, without losing the complexity that makes it interesting.

Similar to the original Dishonored’s “The Knife of Dunwall” and “The Brigmore Witches” expansions, D…

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‘Dishonored’ gets unleashed in ‘Death of the Outsider’

Our next taste of Dishonored isn't DLC — it's an entirely new standalone title called Death of the Outsider, which lands on September 15th. That might seem like an odd move for developer Arkane Studios, but it probably makes sense. Dishonored 2, lik…
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‘Dishonored’ studio co-founder steps down after 18 years

Today the founder of Arkane Studios, Raf Colantonio, announced that after 18 years with the company, he is now stepping down. In a statement Colantonio said, "It is time for me to step out to spend some time with my son and reflect on what is importa…
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