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Dishonored is the brainchild of Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio, and is an upcoming action/adventure stealth game being developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Viktor Antonov, the designer of Half Life 2′s City 17, serves as the game’s visual design director.
In Dishonored you play as Corvo Atano, a personal bodyguard to the Empress of Dunwall. Shortly after the game begins you are accused of her murder and thrown in prison where you have a chance encounter with a mysterious man who imbues Corvo with supernatural powers. After making your escape you start on your quest for revenge against the people who framed you for murder, but how you go about it is entirely up to you.
Arcane Studio’s upcoming title, Dishonored, is proving to be one of those games I can’t help but read about, and each screenshot seems just as enticing as the last, revealing more and more of the beautiful steampunk world the game is set in. But, with the release of these new screenshots, below, my interest grows even more – along with added sorrow for every moment I’m not actually playing it.
The handful of screens show a particular level where Corvo, the game’s main protagonist, has to infiltrate a masquerade ball to assassinate Lady Boyle, an aristocrat who’s apparently funding a military operation that he’s not at all happy about. The problem being she also has two (somewhat similar looking) sisters in attendance, and Corvo has to decide whom among the sisters to murder by examining a series of clues that lead to her true identity. To put to rest worries of questionable replay value: Lady Boyle’s identity and the clues surrounding it will be randomized every time the level is played.
Check out the screenshots below.
Finally after months of waiting around we’ve gotten solid release dates for both Arkane Studios’ Dishonored and IO Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution.
October 9th 2012 PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 gamers will get to step into the boots of Corvo – a bodyguard gone rogue – as he attempts to track down and repay those responsible for framing him for murder. Dishonored looks to be a mix between shooter and stealth-action genres set inside a steampunk world. The more and more we learn about this game the more exciting it all gets. I’m personally keeping a keen eye on this title…