Bethesda Softworks has just announced a release date for Arkane Studios’ upcoming title Dishonored. Inhabitants of North America can pick up this up on October 9, 2012. Unfortunately, those souls who chose to be born outside of North America will have to wait until October 12th, 2012.
If you aren’t familiar with Dishonored, it’s a first person game set in a steam punk world. You’ll play Corvo, the former bodyguard of a dead Empress. Framed for her death, you are on the lam and assassinating everyone who could have possibly been involved. This might not clear your name, but at least it should be cathartic. Like Arkane’s Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Dishonored will feature first person melee action in addition to shooting. Your enemies will have some high tech toys to play with, but you’ll be able to compete with supernatural powers bequeathed to you by questionable benefactors. Personally, I really look forward to being able to possess practically any life form in the game (from rats, fish, and guards included). I don’t care if I had to cut a deal with Cthulhu himself for that power.
You can see the box art after the jump.