Bethesda Softworks has just confirmed that it will publish Dishonored, an all-new first-person action game under development at Arkane Studios. Dishonored will be the first project for the studio since being acquired by ZeniMax in 2010. Under the direction of co-creative directors, Raphael Colantonio, lead designer on Arx Fatalis, and Harvey Smith, lead designer on Deus Ex, Dishonored is set for release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2012. This game looks to be a true stealth title, we haven’t really seen one of those since this last Hitman game. Just so you know, I accounted for Assassin’s creed which isn’t a “true” stealth title.
Dishonored seems to take what we expect from a first person game and turn that on its head, kind of what Mirror’s Edge did a few years ago. It’s a game about assassination where you don’t have to kill anyone (confused yet). It’s a game about infiltration where you can set up traps and slaughter the entire garrison of an aristocrat’s mansion rather than sneak in. This game looks like the ultimate stealth title that folks like me have been waiting for. The game will allow you to approach situations from multiple aspects and it is up to you to shape the story based on YOUR decisions.
Details on Dishonored will be revealed in the exclusive cover story in Game Informer’s August issue, which ships to subscribers in early July 2011 and hits newsstands on July 15th. Coverage of the game will also continue on the magazine’s website, www.gameinformer.com/dishonored, throughout the month of August. Check the official site for updated details: www.dishonored.com.