Dishonored’s The Tales from Dunwall mini-series has us pumped

Dishonored is a stealth action-adventure game from Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks hitting shelves this October 9th, and I am so excited.

Despite winning over 50 awards at E3, the game hasn’t received a whole lot of attention despite looking totally awesome. You play as Corvo Attano, once the trusted bodyguard of the Empress, now being blamed for her murder. While you await imminent death in your cell, a stranger appears and bestows you with magical abilities and your freedom. Now an assassin in the decaying dystopia of Dunwall, you dispose of the rich and corrupt politicians using your impressive skills. The game will allow you to attack a variety of missions in the open world of the game using stealth, combat or a combination of both. There is also an emphasis on player choice, with the level of violence a player uses during gameplay being measured in terms of chaos, with will influence the game in both scripted and dynamic ways. The great thing about Arkane’s approach here is that their goal is not to punish the player or force them into one playing style over another; they want to give you your freedom to play the game your way, which could involve taking out all targets, even bosses, using non-lethal methods.

In order to give players a feel for the setting of the game, the plagued city of Dunwall, three short videos have been released by Bethesda on Youtube titled, Dishonored, The Tales from Dunwall. The Youtube description states, “created by Psyop, each episode was predominantly produced by hand. Each frame was a fully rendered style frame, which was then enhanced with 3D elements to add to the painterly atmosphere, dimension and depth of each shot. Rokkan, Bethesda’s marketing agency, was responsible for the webisode’s concept and script.

There’s no denying the beauty in these shorts and it’s only making me want the game more. Only 9 days left until we get to see what could be one the best games of 2012!





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