One of the most surprisingly interesting games this year has been Dishonored. The game, set for an October release, is a stealth game in the first person perspective – reminiscent of the older Thief series of games. The developer – Arkane – has released a new trailer for the game.
The trailer is some gameplay footage separated by the developer talking about the development of the game. The developer explains that the aim was to have a game where players could do whatever they felt they wanted to accomplish the level’s objective. If a player sees a roof, that roof would be accessible and would be a valid path through the level. The developer also likes to point out that this could be one of the first assassination games where you don’t have to kill anybody.
Dishonored got a trailer earlier this month that showed off some more of the development process behind the game. The developer explained the challenges of working on a brand new intellectual property (IP) in a genre and setting that isn’t explored very much in games these days. The player takes control of the character, Corvo, who is the main protector of the queen of the realm. He gets wrongfully accused of her assassination and is thrown in the jail. Players start the game by escaping from the jail and then start off on Corvo’s grim quest for revenge and to set everything right again.
The steampunk stealth game Dishonored gets a new gameplay trailer
The game is a lot like the older Thief games or Hitman games. The game focuses on stealth and allows multiple ways to finish your objective, along with a wide variety of weapons and powers. Dishonored boasts a number of features not often seen in games these days, such as the capability for pacifist runs where the player doesn’t kill anybody, and many different ways to finish missions, including stealthy runs where no one sees the character, or an all out balls-to-the-walls violent run where the player destroys everything in his path.
Last month, Bethesda had released a gameplay trailer for Dishonored titled The Study of Stealth, where the developer explains the main stealth mechanics of Dishonored. The trailer explains various game mechanics, such as line of sight, stealth kills and how to not make noise while walking. The video also shows some of the spells available to the player, such as the spell that allows a player to see the line of sight of any nearby guards or other characters.
Bethesda has released other videos in the past for the game, including a video that shows all the interesting and wacky ways to kill the enemies, one of which includes possessing a rat. The developer has said that it would be interesting to see what different ways players will come up with when using the abilities. The game boasts of many abilities and no one player will be able to have all the abilities in the game on the same character, claims the developer.
Dishonored is set to be released on October 9 for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC.