The upcoming steampunk assassin game, Dishonored, released its first trailer today. According to Bethesda’s blog, the Arkane Studios game stars an ex-bodyguard of the Empress who has been framed for murder and is now driven by revenge. The character is recognized by a creepy skull-like mask that appears to affect his perception in the video.
Dishonored is set in a dystopian European-inspired country overtaken by a plague with an oppressive rule and some curious politics at play. Citizens are brutally killed by mechanical guards that rove the territory while distant leaders look on without emotion. However, mysterious elements do exist in this world; the protagonist receives a strange mark from a supernatural being and the trailer implies this leads to his escape from captivity. This footage has granted viewers a narrow glimpse into the complex and potentially chaotic world of Dishonored.
According to the blog, Dishonored allows the player to use “numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets” along with a “flexible combat system” to assassinate targets with subtlety and stealth or openly with deadly weapons. Choices made by the player will affect the outcome of each mission.
Dishonored is set for release in 2012. Check out the trailer here, or visit the Dishonored site to learn more.
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