Dishonored sequel looks likely as Bethesda hails 'new franchise'

Publisher Bethesda, the company behind such hits as Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim, is very happy with Dishonored.

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

The game not only flew off the shelves when it was launched back in October, but it still selling well today, especially with Americans cramming into shops for the post-Thanksgiving "Black Friday" sales. "We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, where Dishonored was listed as the number one selling title over the holiday weekend," Hines continued. "And Dishonored has really sold well overseas. So, we're very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and [developer] Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise."

The game's development team has been coy about sequel plans previously. "Part of me would love to see future games leverage this world," co-director Harvey Smith has said. "And part of me would love it if the vault door was just closed and that's it."

The first scenario is now far more likely to happen, which is great news for everyone loved this dark and wonderful stealth adventure. And if you haven't played it yet, what's keeping you?

Dishonored is out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Release Date: 28/11/2012