Are you a fan of animated game trailers? They’re like short films, with big-budget, high-quality, all CGI visuals that present zero game footage but show off the tone and story of the game? Dishonored‘s new one might just knock your socks off.
Arkane Studios’ first-person shooter puts you in the shoes of Corvo, bodyguard to Empress of the world of Dunwall, who’s framed for her murder and branded a traitor. Corvo sets out to get revenge, turning himself into a masked assassin with supernatural powers. Along with the unusual nature of Corvo’s powers — manipulating time, possessing animals, etc. — Dishonored also sets itself apart with its peculiar alternate reality.
The impressive trailer does a great job of setting up the basics of the game, while being a perfectly entertainment short film all its own. Dishonored is expected for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime later this year.