Bethesda has uploaded the latest images and artwork from Arkane Studio's upcoming assassin game, Dishonored, showcasing the game's “retro-futuristic” visuals and its developer's preference for rendering women in various states of undress. Not that we're complaining, mind you, just that we're worried about them catching a cold.

These newest screenshots unravel a bit more about Bethesda supernatural action game, which looks to mix BioShock's style with Deus Ex's mechanics and add a dash of Hitman and Ninja Gaiden for good measure.

“Dishonored casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge,” reads Bethesda's own description, explaining, “Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.”

Aesthetically, Arkane insists it is not going for a steampunk vibe, but instead creating a “retro-futuristic” world that will differ from earth in its physics, history, and civilization. From what we gathered in last year's preview, Dishonored is indeed less about fancy gears and shiny tech, and more about dingy alleys, diseased rats, and well-dressed targets.

Dishonored is being developed for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC for a release later this year.


  • winner2 - March 21, 2012 4:13 a.m.

    Looks really cool, can't wait to see game play from it.
  • comaqi - March 20, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    2012 keeps looking better and better every day.
  • Nephilim - March 20, 2012 2:50 a.m.

    Why are most of the characters so ugly?
  • Y2Ken - March 19, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    I expect Dave H is having to make a quick dash for the bathroom after seeing these shots, he's been bigging Dishonoured up since the start of the year. Does look very nice, big fan of the artstyle.
  • vortigauntSKUL - March 25, 2012 9:40 p.m.

    Yeah its the same art designer of Half Life 2 that does the art for Dishonored. Those long legged machines scream HL2 to me and I love it.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - March 19, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    So excited for this game- it's like Assassin's Creed meets Bioshock with Deus Ex sprinkled all over.

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