Dishonored to get Game of the Year Edition

Bundle details and release date unconfirmed; Australian version listed as "modified".

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Dishonored appears set to receive a Game of the Year Edition, according to a listing by rating body, the Australian Classification Board.

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The GOTY version will presumably bundle the original stealth/action game with all previously released downloadable content: Dunwall City Trials and its 10 challenge maps; The Knife of Dunwall, which allowed players to take on the role of assassin Duad; upcoming expansion The Brigmore Witches, which is scheduled to release in mid August; and the Void Walker’s Arsenal, a collection of retailer pre-order bonuses.

No release date was confirmed in the report, though while Dishonored was rated as "original", the Australian Game of the Year version is currently marked as "modified", often denoting changes or edits made specifically for the region. The bundle has been rated MA15+ for moderate impact themes, language and sex, and strong impact violence. A spokesperson for Bethesda, the game's publisher, was unavailable to comment as to what, if any, changes have been made to the local version of the game.

In November last year, Bethesda confirmed that sales for the game were "far exceeding" expectations, making future games in the franchise likely.

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datkat

that's why I didn't buy it.:)

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adward22

just wait and see thief it will beat this game dishonored has the same style gameplay but more better and releastic in next gen :)

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adward22

goty edition for dishonored??..... i wish for assassins creed 3 has the same:(

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adward22

i hope it it was assassins creed 3 game of year :(

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CaptWaffle

I've always had this image of the typical Australian killing snakes and gators with their bare hands for fun and carrying a huge combat knife in their teeth at all times..... yet their ridiculous ratings board doesn't want anyone in the nation exposed to anything objectionable..... and when a company has to change their product drastically it costs money.... and Australia isn't a very populous nation. Germany kinda does the same thing which I also find funny (you don't think of Germans as soft, typically). Then again a few buddies from Australia tell me that place is going to hell-in-a-handbasket pretty quickly.... culturally and otherwise.... the problem of being a small nation is that if you have an influx of immigrants you can very quickly lose your cultural identity.... :(

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themc_7

Hmm I was hoping more for a season pass. I already own the game, a DLC collection would be nice. How much will this sell for?

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Majkic666

@Adam Alexander so is facebook but you still use it...

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angeloti83

@Heramb Patil Me too, i think it was too short!

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tightwad34

I don't recall Dishonored winning game of the year. Maybe it won in a sub category no one really gives a shit about. I guess that would qualify it. I suppose there wouldn't be that many GOTY editions if they only let the main winners do it. That's actually still quite a substantial number now that I think about it. Anyone know how many "official" main GOTY winners there are?

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CaptWaffle

@tightwad34

"Game of the Year" edition is a term that has commonly been used for a while to mean "The game + all of it's additional content all in one package". It usually has little/nothing to do with any awards.

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tightwad34

@CaptWaffle Yeah, I have figured that out. It's a misleading title and they should change it to something else. But then again, it's not like it affects the game in any important way.

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themc_7

@tightwad34

AwardsWon / Received

Spike TV - Video Game Awards 2012

  • Best Action/Adventure Game[1]

The PC Gamer - Game of the Year Awards 2012

  • The Singleplayer Shooter of the Year[2]
  • The Best NPC Barks of the Year (Spoof award)[3]

The Edge Awards 2012

  • Best Game[4]

GameSpot's Best Games of 2012

  • Action/Adventure Game of the Year[5]
  • PS3 Game of the Year[6]
  • XBOX 360 Game of the Year[7]

Machinima - Inside Gaming Awards 2012

  • Best Environmental Design[8]

IGN - Best of 2012

  • Best Overall Action Game[9]
  • Best PC Action Game[10]
  • Best Xbox 360 Action Game[11]
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themc_7

@tightwad34 This game won several awards. Most of them people do give a shit about.

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alastor529

@Darren Russell get out of here dirtbag facebook user

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alastor529

Gamespot users = PS4

Facebook users = Wii U

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djames12345

This games not even that good

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wowgrandpa

i don't recall this game ever winning any GOTY awards. not even close.

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hahamanin

great glad i waited to buy the game....but not infinite

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Hurvl

"and the Void Walker’s Arsenal, a collection of retailer pre-order bonuses." Yes! Screw all that "preorder from *this* store and get blah blah" . Aww, I hate that! What's even worse is when several stores do this, so you have to choose between them. But no more!

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R4gn4r0k

@Hurvl What's worse is only US stores tend to do this, leaving almost everyone who buys games outside the US being screwed over.

They should just end the practice altogether. When a store demands exclusive content than publishers should grow a pair and say: NO! Our game will not be cut into pieces.

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Catz_03

Who the hell gave this GOTY, not saying it's bad but GOTY it is not.

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Apastron

This is why I didn't buy it when it was released.

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tightwad34

@Apastron Yeah, especially with Bethesda involved.

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aots_twilight

@Apastron The publishers usually base their success on the initial release. If they had done this on the first day. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Then they could have truly seen the potential of the series.

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naryanrobinson

@Apastron eeeeeeeexactly.

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blackzio

You make the gameplay of this game, if you want it to be generic and just kill everything in your way with your sword and pistol, it will be generic. This game is just amazing if you know how to play games.

i played 2 times to get the different endings, this game is awesome and i hope for a dishonored 2 with even more power (and a bit more stealth weapons options, i had to blink the **** out every fucking time someone saw me and i was out of sleep darts during my low chaos) willing to pay full price for something like that.

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Vendettaaaa

best stealth-action game ever in man-kind history

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charlieboomboom

wheres my skyrim goty??

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BFKZ

@charlieboomboom The legendary edition was released in June dude, which is more or less a GOTY edition, having all the DLCs and stuff.

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charlieboomboom

@BFKZ @charlieboomboom upsi then i´m barking up the wrong tree sry

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Deadly_Nemesis

Really should have saved my money last year >.< if only I had known what I know now I wouldn't have bought so many damn new releases last year until this bloody fall! Though I still wouldn't have Borderlands because it's going to be another year before the GOTY version comes out for that.

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gamingboss

Good game, but not the GOTY lol.

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aots_twilight

@gamingboss Aside from the "Ultimate Edition" or "Full Package". "Game of the Year editions" is what they use to describe the full release of a game nowadays.

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Hurvl

@aots_twilight @gamingboss I would call it Game of the Year, but the term has lost its initial meaning nowadays it seems.

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R4gn4r0k

@Hurvl @aots_twilight @gamingboss It did. You can apparently call your game GOTY as long as any website, no matter how small or obscure awarded it GOTY.

Even Dead Island has a GOTY edition, lmao

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StonerDemon

"Dishonored to get Game of the Year Edition"...

Surprise of the year.

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darius343

@StonerDemon Nominated for multiple game of the year. I think it won the GDC GOTY.

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PeterMiller

well i loved the game, will love to play the GOTY edition as well.

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wezkilla

oh i totally forgot about this game, all that hype for almost nothing

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inkyspot

I will wait for the GOTY Edition. I am glad I held out.

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LauraMyLuv

@inkyspot You cheap bastart!!!! You should have paid full price for the game and DLC when they were released. This game is incredible. Support developers like arkane studios alright they are one of the good guys.

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aots_twilight

@LauraMyLuv Nothing cheap or bad when deciding to wait for a full and better version. Tell them that and I would have bought it in day one.

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Deadly_Nemesis

@LauraMyLuv He's still buying it in a way that has the money going to them. So calm down.

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DarthLod

And this is why I do not buy games new anymore. I wait got GOTY and pay half the price for everything. I REFUSE to be nickle and dimed by DLC prices. Period!!!

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R4gn4r0k

@DarthLod Nickle and dime DLC is stuff like on disc content or paying 15 dollars for a mappack with 5 maps. Dishonoreds DLC is actually 4+ hours long, offers a lot of replayability and only costs $10.

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aots_twilight

@R4gn4r0k Expansion packs are decent DLCs. Actually aside from intended updates or bug fixes. This is what DLC should be. And not by selling Locked on disc content that in a sense would be "Unlockables" in a game.

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R4gn4r0k
@aots_twilight Yeah, it's worthwhile extra content and it lengthens the game without having to wait for a sequel which takes years.

I'm all for content like that, but I can understand people being skeptical with all the misuse of DLC out there. i.e. paying for map packs, skins, on disc content, weapons, day one DLC, the list goes on and on, unfortunately
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DarthLod

@R4gn4r0k And I refuse to pay 60 bucks then 10 dollars, then more. Even season passes are becoming a rip off like with Borderlands having MORE DLC after the Season Pass. That REALLY burns me. I will NOT partake in it with my wallet. I can just wait and get everything for cheap in a GOTY edition. I wait. Done.

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R4gn4r0k

@DarthLod @R4gn4r0k That is your choice. Everything in gaming gets cheaper if you wait. Both hardware and software.

I choose to wait for a lot of games to go down in price as well, for a lot of DLC too. I did not attack you on your behavior as it is entirely up to you.

I do however not agree that this is nickle and dime DLC when it was made after the game was released and is extra quality singleplayer content for a very fair price. Borderlands 2 DLC seems like a rip off to me to. Extra characters and such.