Arkane Studios’ Dishonored Unveiled

Game Informer pulls back the curtain on the first-person stealth/action adventure title.

Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios have revealed through the latest Game Informer cover story that their next project is an action game titled, Dishonored. GI promises that there are plenty of reasons why gamers should “care about this weird-looking game.” Way to sell it, guys.

Much of the information shared so far revolves around the talent behind the game. The project is being overseen by Todd Howard of Elder Scrolls fame, and is being co-directed by one of the top creative forces behind the first two Deus Ex titles, Harvey Smith. The other director is Arkane co-founder Raf Colantonio (Dark Messiah of Might and Magic). Finally, Viktor Antonov — who designed the landscape of Half-Life 2’s memorable City 17 — is crafting the world of Dishonored.

As for the game itself, Arkane is hoping to take the first-person action (yes, they’re calling it an action game rather than a shooter) in a new direction. Game Informer says that it’s “a game about assassination where you don’t have to kill anyone.” OK, that’s… interesting. “It’s a game about brutal violence where you can slip in and out of a fortified barracks with nobody ever knowing you were there.” That sounds a fair bit more exciting to us. Feel free to head over there to read other cryptic quotes about how it’s a game that’s about stuff without making you do stuff.

The point is, Dishonored is a game in which you’ll be free to approach situations in a variety of different ways. Could be interesting, but we’ll have to wait for more details before we’re able to fully grasp just what the game will be like. It’s not yet known as to what platforms the game will appear on, but you can probably go ahead and expect it to hit the 360, PS3 and PC.

[Source: Game Informer]

[Image via Game Informer.]

Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo

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