Dishonored Gets a Launch Date and Box Art

Dishonored

Arkane Studios’ slick-looking supernatural steampunk assassin game, Dishonored, has been penciled in for a launch date of October 9 in North America and October 12 in Europe. I say penciled in only because, as BioShock Infinite recently reminded us, no game’s release date should ever be considered etched in stone until it actually ships.

When the game ships, this is what it’ll look like on store shelves:

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If you haven’t heard about Dishonored, here’s a quick overview from BethSofts’ press release:

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.

And the first CG trailer:

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