2012's Dishonored was a textbook example of how to kickstart a new franchise; no superfluous multiplayer and relatively little fanfare, just an admirably focused and tightly designed stealth title with a beautifully designed world.
Good news for fans, then -is reporting that a sequel is in the works at Arkane Studios, with the original's co-creator Harvey Smith leading the development team.
According to a leaked E3 fact sheet for Arkane Studios' rumoured Dishonored 2 we'll be experiencing the sequel powered by the id Tech 5 game engine, and in an all-new area called Tyvia with new powers.
We'll also fill the assassin boots of a new main character, and work to "annihilate the Outsider" apparently. It will also support "versus-mulitplayer" and is expected out in 2016.
An image from origins unknown has appeared with Arkane Studios and Bethesda logos on it, with a rather prominent 'Dishonored II' as the headline with the caption "Witness the full reveal at E3 2014!"
It's also stamped #DarknessOfTyvia. Arkane has been very quiet on their next project, and it seems everyone's suspicion of a Dishonored sequel might just be true. Bethesda declared it a "new franchise".
Bethesda announced on Twitter that the Game of the Year Edition for Dishonored has been officially announced, and will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the 8th October.
The Australian Classification Board seems to have outed a Game of the Year Edition of Dishonored, which would likely include all of the DLC released for the game, including The Brigmore Witches, which is due later this month.