The highly anticipated first-person stealth-based game published by Bethesda, titled Dishonored, seems to be coming along great. Recently, the developers, Arkane, released a behind-the-scenes trailer that shows the design decisions and thought processes that went into making the game. The first video, titled Inception, explains the origin of the idea for the game and the creation of the steampunk world the game takes place in.
The developers explain the challenges of working on a brand new intellectual property (IP) in a genre and setting that isn’t explored very much in games these days. The player takes control of the character, Corvo, who is the main protector of the queen of the realm. He gets wrongfully accused of her assassination and is thrown in the jail. Players start the game by escaping from the jail and then start off on Corvo’s grim quest for revenge and to set everything right again.
The game is a lot like the older Thief games or Hitman games. The game focuses on stealth and allows multiple ways to finish your objective, along with a wide variety of weapons and powers. Dishonored boasts a number of features not often seen in games these days, such as the capability for pacifist runs where the player doesn’t kill anybody, and many different ways to finish missions, including stealthy runs where no one sees the character, or an all out balls-to-the-walls violent run where the player destroys everything in his path.
Dishonored gets a behind the scenes trailer
Last month, Bethesda had released a gameplay trailer for Dishonored titled The Study of Stealth, where the developers of the game explain the main stealth mechanics of Dishonored. The trailer explains various game mechanics, such as line of sight, stealth kills and how to not make noise while walking. The video also shows some of the spells available to the player, such as the spell that allows a player to see the line of sight of any nearby guards or other characters.
Bethesda has released other videos in the past for the game, including a video that shows all the interesting and wacky ways to kill the enemies, one of which includes possessing a rat. The developers have said that they are very interested in seeing what different ways players will come up with when using the abilities. The game boasts of many abilities and no one player will be able to have all the abilities in the game on the same character, claims the developer.
Dishonored is set to release on October 9 for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC.
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