Dishonored, the new steampunk stealth/shooter by Arkane Studios and Bethesda, now has an official release date. US audiences will be getting the game on October 9th, UK audiences will be getting it on the 12th, and Australia will get it on the 11th. Dishonored is being headed up by Harvey Smith, a veteran of the genre with games such as Deus Ex and Thief: Deadly Shadows under his belt.
In Dishonored, players will take control of a former guardsman, Corvo, who has been framed for the death of the Empress. Corvo must clear his name and get revenge against the Lord Reagent. While like most assassins Corvo will be skilled in both melee and long ranged, he will also have supernatural powers such as teleportation and freezing time.
The game will take place on an open world map with an emphasis on doing anything. Like most open world games, you will stumble on random events such as muggings and you’ll be able to either help the muggers or stop them. The game will offer even more depth than that, however – for instance, you’ll have the chance to find the muggers before the crime happens, thus preventing the mugging from ever happening.