Dishonored Will Leave The Ball In Your Court
Dishonored is a first-person steampunk stealth/action title about a disgraced assassin named Corvo who is trying to clear his name. He has BioShock-esque abilities and the penchant for free-running often associated with Assassin’s Creed.It’s also spelled in American which sucks.
The game is in development at Arkane Studios which has some pedigree amongst its staff. You’ve got Deus Ex lead designer Harvey Smith, Half-Life 2 art director Viktor Antonov and then there’s Raphael Colantonio who was lead designer on Arx Fatalis and also said some things about the scope of choice players will have in-game and just what the impact of that will be on the world around you (courtesy of OPM).
He said: “To us, player choice, the choice in a video game in general is what makes the experience unique to each player, and it’s what makes a big difference between a movie and a game, so as many choices as you can make a second the more interesting for us it is.
“Not only can you play either stealthily or more brutally, you’re going to play a combination of that, we believe. At every instance you have this feeling that you can improvise and make plans and if things go wrong then you have to use some creativity to get out of the situation.”
Seems pretty awesome right? If no, then I suggest you go watch the debut trailer.