Bethesda announces Dishonored

Bethesda, the makers of the Fallout and Elder Scroll franchises, have announced their latest game, Dishonored. It is a first-person, stealth action-adventure game being developed by Arkane Studios, the makers of Arx Fatalis and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, who were acquired last year by Zenimax, Bethesda’s parent company.

Game Informer has revealed that Harvey Smith, who worked on the first two Deus Ex games, is a co-creative director for the game, along with Viktor Antonov, designer of Half-Life’s City 17. “Dishonored is the antithesis of an edge-of-your-seat roller-coaster ride,” the Game Informer feature read, adding, “It’s a game about assassination, where you don’t have to kill anyone. 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. It’s a game about brutal violence, where you can slip in and out of a fortified barracks with nobody ever knowing you were there. It’s a game about morality and player choice, where the world you create is based on your actions, not navigating conversation trees.”

Dishonored is scheduled for release in 2012 on for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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