Bethesda Softworks’s upcoming title Dishonored will be available in North America on October 9 and Europe on October 12, 2012, as announced today.
Dishonored tells the story of Corvo, the titular dishonored former bodyguard turned infamous assassin. An open-world title set in a coastal city dominated by fantastic steampunk technology, Dishonored will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games For Windows.
Here’s the official press release.
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS MARKS OCTOBER 9, 2012
LAUNCH DATE FOR DISHONORED™
Arkane Studios’ Supernatural Assassin Action Game Available Worldwide This Fall
May 10, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Dishonored, the supernatural assassin action game under development at Arkane® Studios, will be available in North America on October 9, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 12, 2012. Developed under the direction of co-creative directors Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith, Dishonored is slated for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.
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.
Creatively eliminate your enemies with Dishonored’s flexible combat system as you combine supernatural abilities with weapons and gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your targets under the cover of darkness or boldly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
“We are pleased that Dishonored has captured people’s attention,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “We are looking forward to sharing lots more information about the game leading up to its launch in October, and having a hands-on build of Dishonored in our booth at E3!”
Dishonored has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Dishonored visit www.Dishonored.com.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from five of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and MachineGames – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein® and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
About Arkane Studios
Founded in 1999, Arkane, a ZeniMax Media company, has offices located in Lyon, France and Austin, Texas and has attracted diverse and talented developers with a passion for creating detailed, immersive worlds.
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Also released today are the box shots for Dishonored, included below.