Dishonored details, first screenshot revealed

We get our first look at a screenshot from Dishonored, along with more details of the flexible stealth action mechanics.

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We've only known about Dishonored for a few days, so the game is still pretty mysterious -- but today we got a few more details and our first look at a screenshot, from Game Informer. The game has you take on the role of Corvo, a bodyguard imprisoned for the murder of the Empress he was supposed to protect. He's skilled in melee combat, along with powers and gadgets, to stand up against the man who set him up: Lord Regent. Yeah, that's definitely a villain name.

This means you'll be combining abilities to manage your expert sneaking. You could, for example, stop time and knock items off a table, to direct guards' searching in that direction. Or you could bring a swarm of rats to bear on some hapless guard and possess one to make your escape. The game seems to be focusing on more versatility and creative solutions to stealth situations than most games in the genre -- which makes sense coming from Deus Ex lead designer Harvey Smith.

Being that Dishonored is a current-gen game, actions have consequences, and the game tracks your "chaos." As you create more collateral damage, the game world will respond. The developers promise that this impacts story decisions behind the scenes, rather than punishing or rewarding players in typical good/evil meter fashion.

Dishonored is coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in 2012 from Arkane Studios.

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    July 12, 2011 2:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Dishonored details, first screenshot revealed.

    We get our first look at a screenshot from Dishonored, along with more details of the flexible stealth action mechanics.

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      July 12, 2011 3:48 PM

      Harvey Smith is involved? you can count me out.
      That guy ruinned Deus Ex: Invisible War.

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        July 12, 2011 4:55 PM

        Elsaispo is commenting? You can count me out.
        That guy ruins topics which he barely knows jack to crap out a sentence.

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        July 13, 2011 3:13 AM

        it certainly means I won't be pre-ordering. Demo, or long play video, or excellent reviews necessary. I'm still bitter about that

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      July 12, 2011 4:56 PM

      I really hope the PC is the main platform for this. Because it sounds amazing on paper.

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        July 12, 2011 4:59 PM

        That is a fool's hope, sir. There's no chance in Hell that this is a PC-centric game. It's all about milking that console cash cow, baby!

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        July 12, 2011 5:03 PM

        Sounds like a kind of Bioshock dude :/

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      July 13, 2011 2:52 AM

      ...And the Wii U I guess.