Bethesda has announced that Dishonored, their steampunk-inspired first-person assassination game, will be released on October 9. The PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 game is in development at Arkane Studios, where they are surely toiling away at the title right now.
Has Dishonored snuck under your radar until now? Here’s a new plot summary from Bethesda:
Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. You are Corvo, the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress who has been murdered. Framed for the crime, you become an infamous assassin, known by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with frightening technologies, dark forces bestow supernatural abilities upon you – 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.
Dishonored will also be on hand at this year’s E3 Expo, ensuring we won’t have to wait until October to get our next look at a masked avenger smashing a walking skeleton with a Victorian gentleman inside.