E3 2012: trailer and gameplay demo for Bethesda’s ‘Dishonored.’

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One of the more impressive games from E3 has been Dishonored, the upcoming first-person supernatural adventure game from Bethesda. Developed by Arcane Studios, the game appears to combine elements of Thief and BioShock, as well as plenty of homegrown content, to create an intriguing mix of gameplay styles. Check out the debut trailer, thanks to Machinima.

 

Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. 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.

In addition to the trailer, IGN Live also had the opportunity to experience some hands-on gameplay – the results can be found below.

Dishonored is scheduled for release on October 9, 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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