It’s a long trailer but it’s a fascinating one to say the least. Dishonored has finally shown its face in the trailer universe and we have gotten our first glimpse into a world where Bethesda has seemingly melded Victorian England and some City 17 from Half-Life 2. That’s not very surprising as Viktor Antonov, the art director of Half-Life 2, is actually working on the game.
Here’s how Bethesda describes Dishonored on the game’s website:
“You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you, abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever”
So you’re an assassin, trying to get revenge for being wrongfully accused. Nothing special when it comes to story but I think the game really shines in the setting and gameplay. There seems to be a magic element and tech element to the game for you to combine and mix and match to get the kill of your dreams.
A first-person-techno-mystic-Assassin’s Creed? Sounds like fun in theory but we’ll wait for more to come out to pass further judgement. Bethesda is known for they’re impressive open-world games and conversation heavy storylines, so it will also be interesting to see how that translates to what appears to be a very straightforward story.
As more is released, we’ll get on top of it! Check back for more!