Bethesda today announced that it will publish Dishonored, a first-person action game, in development at Arkane Studios. Dishonored will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and PCs in 2012.
The game is being created by Raphael Colantonio, lead designer on Arx Fatalis, and Harvey Smith, lead designer on Deus Ex, so it’s got a bit of a pedigree.
We'll get full details when the next issue of Game Informer hits the newsstands in Early July, but until then, there's a preview of the issue's cover above and here's a brief description of the game:
"Dishonored is the antithesis of a edge-of-your-seat roller-coaster ride. It's a game about assassination where you don't have to kill anyone. It's a game about infiltration where you can set up traps and slaughter the entire garrison of an aristocrat's mansion rather than sneak in. It's a game about brutal violence where you can slip in and out of a fortified barracks with nobody ever knowing you were there. It's a game about morality and player choice where the world you create is based on your actions, not navigating conversation trees."
Given the resumes of the creators of this game, the involvement of Bethesda, and that description, I don't think it's premature to proclaim this the greatest video game of all time.
Source: Game Informer