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'''Arkane Studios''' is a video game developer based in Lyon, France and owned by [[ZeniMax Media]] . Arkane Studios was founded in 1999. Their first game, Arx Fatalis, was released 3 years later. Arkane Studios opened an office in Austin, Texas on July 2006.
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'''Arkane Studios''' is a video game developer based in Lyon, France and owned by ZeniMax Media. The studio was founded in 1999 by [[Raphael Colantonio]], its first CEO and creative director, and its first game, ''Arx Fatalis'', was released three years later. Arkane Studios opened an office in Austin, Texas on July 2006. In October 2006, Arkane released another title, ''Dark Messiah of Might and Magic''. In 2008, Arkane recruited [[Harvey Smith]] as co-creative director. In August 2010, Arkane Studios was acquired by [[wikipedia:ZeniMax Media|ZeniMax Media]]. On June 27, 2017, Colantonio announced stepping down from Arkane Studios.<ref>[https://bethesda.net/en/article/5WUTxSzVbUmm0KGmwwuGUK/a-message-from-raphael-colantonio A message from Raphael Colantonio] on bethesda.net</ref> Harvey Smith took over the direction of the Austin studio while Colantonio will stay to Lyon to help the first studio transition to new management.<ref>[https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/27/preys-creative-director-and-founder-of-arkane-studios-raphael-colantonio-steps-down/ Prey’s creative director and founder of Arkane Studios, Raphael Colantonio, steps down] on rockpapershotgun.com</ref>
   
They developed ''[[Dishonored]]'' and its [[DLC]], including ''[[Dunwall City Trials]] ''and two other as-yet unnamed DLC packs.
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Arkane Studios is the developer of ''[[Dishonored]]'' and its [[Downloadable Content|DLC]]: ''[[Dunwall City Trials]]'', ''[[The Knife of Dunwall]]'', and ''[[The Brigmore Witches]]'', as well as the game's sequel, ''[[Dishonored 2]]''.
   
Arkane was named "Studio of the Year" by Ben of ''TheGamerDrive. ''He pointed out that their first major solo effort, ''Dishonored'', was nominated for Game of the Year. [http://thegamerdrive.weebly.com/ben.html]
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==Video Games==
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*''[[wikipedia:Arx Fatalis|Arx Fatalis]]'' – 2002
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*''[[wikipedia:Dark Messiah of Might and Magic|Dark Messiah of Might and Magic]]'' – 2006
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*''[[Dishonored]]'' – 2012
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*''[[Dishonored 2]]'' – 2016
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*''[[wikipedia:Prey (2017 video game)|Prey]]'' – 2017
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*''[[Dishonored: Death of the Outsider]] - 2017''
   
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==Additional Work==
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*''[[wikipedia:Call of Duty: World at War|Call of Duty: World at War]] ''(Multiplayer maps) – 2008
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*''KarmaStar'' (iOS) – 2009
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*''[[wikipedia:BioShock 2|BioShock 2]]'' (Level design assistance) – 2010
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==Canceled Video Games==
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*''[[wikipedia:The Crossing (video game)|The Crossing]]''
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*''[[wikipedia:LMNO|LMNO]]''
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*''[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Four Half-Life 2: Episode 4 / Return to Ravenholm]''
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==Trivia==
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*Arkane Studios was named 2013's "Studio of the Year" by Ben of ''TheGamerDrive''.<ref>[http://thegamerdrive.weebly.com/ben.html TheGamerDrive]</ref>
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==Gallery==
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Arkane Lyon Team.jpeg|Arkane Studios' team in Lyon, France.
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Arkane Austin Team.jpg|Arkane Studios' team in Austin, Texas.
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</gallery>
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.arkane-studios.com/uk/index.php ArkaneStudios.com] (official website)
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 16:46, May 17, 2018

Arkane Studios

Arkane Studios is a video game developer based in Lyon, France and owned by ZeniMax Media. The studio was founded in 1999 by Raphael Colantonio, its first CEO and creative director, and its first game, Arx Fatalis, was released three years later. Arkane Studios opened an office in Austin, Texas on July 2006. In October 2006, Arkane released another title, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. In 2008, Arkane recruited Harvey Smith as co-creative director. In August 2010, Arkane Studios was acquired by ZeniMax Media. On June 27, 2017, Colantonio announced stepping down from Arkane Studios.[1] Harvey Smith took over the direction of the Austin studio while Colantonio will stay to Lyon to help the first studio transition to new management.[2]

Arkane Studios is the developer of Dishonored and its DLCDunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, and The Brigmore Witches, as well as the game's sequel, Dishonored 2.

Video GamesEdit

Additional WorkEdit

Canceled Video GamesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Arkane Studios was named 2013's "Studio of the Year" by Ben of TheGamerDrive.[3]

GalleryEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. A message from Raphael Colantonio on bethesda.net
  2. Prey’s creative director and founder of Arkane Studios, Raphael Colantonio, steps down on rockpapershotgun.com
  3. TheGamerDrive
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