By Joseph Leray

Did you know that, before being gobbled up by ZeniMax, Arkane Studios (of "Dishonored" fame) were working on a standalone Half-Life 2 episode called “Return to Ravenholm”? Me neither.

This is apparently old hat within the "Half-Life" community, but fan site ValveTime dug up some concept art and a few screenshots of the canceled, giving fans their first real look at the project.

The action in these screens mostly takes place indoors, which is strange: I remember a large, outdoor level, with gasoline traps in the town square and a final standoff on the rooftops of Ravenholm. In any case, ValveTime points out that the heads-up display includes an “Absorption” stat, without any real indication of what it might do or how it might change the core Half-Life 2 gameplay.
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By Joseph Leray

"Dishonored", Arkane Studios’ steampunk stealth-action game, is selling better than expected, prompting publisher Bethesda Softworks to consider expanding the game into an on-going series.

“We clearly have a new franchise,” Bethesda PR man Pete Hines told Destructoid.
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