Bethesda is publishing a new first-person action game called Dishonored from developer Arkane Studios, and it looks to be fairly brutal.
From the game’s page:
You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you, abilities beyond those of any common man – 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.
Not exactly the most inspired plot, but the gameplay trailer looks intriguing, at least. It looks a lot like a mash-up between Thief and The Darkness. Of course, pre-order bonuses have also been announced, and are available from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Target, and GameStop. Included in the bonuses are a white rat “friend”, seemingly an ability to eat your friend, and more.