- Release date:
Oct 9, 2012 (US)
Oct 12, 2012 (EU)
This game was released on October 12, 2012. It is no longer available for pre-ordering; you can buy it normally.
Dishonored is a multi-platform action game set in a steampunk fantasy world. It is developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda. The game follows Corvo Atano, an ex-bodyguard who was framed by the Lord Regent for the murder of the Empress. Corvo possesses various combat skills as well as supernatural powers, which he employs to get revenge on the usurper of the throne.
Dishonored features an open world which you can explore at your leisure, although most of the game takes part in the industrial city of Dunwall. The game uses a first-person perspective. Its combat system places an emphasis on stealth and using the environment to your advantage. One example given by the developers is Corvo using his magic powers to freeze time, throwing a bunch of objects to distract the guards, and then running away in the opposite direction.
Don’t miss out on Dishonored pre-order bonuses. Gamers who reserve their copies at the following retailers will get not only exclusive DLCs, but physical collectibles as well:
- Best Buy: Shadow Rat Pack and Whale Oil USB Lamp, as well as $20 credit for Reward Zone Gamers Club members.
- GameStop: Dishonored Tarot cards and Arcane Assassin Pack.
- Amazon: Backstreet Butcher Pack.
- Walmart: Acrobatic Killer Pack.
- Target: Dishonored decal for your smartphone.
These incentives definitely look tempting, but many fans of Dishonored will probably be having a hard time deciding which retailer to pre-order from. We think Best Buy has the best deal, especially if you’re enrolled in their Reward Zone program.
Enjoy three minutes of gameplay footage in this new Dishonored trailer. Featuring the Drunken Sailor song, and lots and lots of violence (hopefully killing is optional in the actual game, similarly to Deus Ex).
Dishonored launches on October 9th in the States, and October 12th in Europe. You can visit the official website for more information about the game.