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Debut Dishonored screenshot teases first-person swordplay

6:15 PM on 07.11.2011 // Jordan Devore

I wasn't the only one taken by surprise over Arkane Studios and Bethesda's reveal for Dishonored, looking at your reactions. The Game Informer cover was mysterious enough, and then we found out about some of the big industry names attached to the project. We're hooked.

Now, Game Informer is back with more details as well as the first screenshot, shown above. As a wrongfully accused bodyguard with supernatural powers and odd gadgets at his disposal, you'll be assassinating in style. Apparently, you can summon a swarm of rats and then possess one of them to escape. Uh, yes.

I would like to do that, thanks! Dishonored is also said to track the amount of collateral damage you cause, behind the scenes, with the obligatory promise of a changing world based on your actions. We've certainly heard that one before, but I'm cautiously optimistic, given the talent responsible for this game.

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destructoid's previous coverage:

  Aug 15

Arkane hints at what's next for Dishonored

The studio is 'keeping an eye out for ways to do multiplayer the right way'

  Jul 15

More Dishonored DLC teased by Bethesda

Two images hint at the conclusion of Daud's story

  Apr 01

Developers let loose in fake Dishonored walkthrough video

Featuring "the oddest threeway that has ever been in a videogame."

  Mar 28

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

More than half of the awards, including Game of the Year

  Mar 28

Dishonored was originally to be set in medieval Japan

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