As much as people gripe about the plethora of first person shooters on the market, I'm always happy to see a fresh IP enter the fray. Hey, hopefully someone will come along and take the crown from Call of Duty. Bethesda just announced Dishonored
, a new FPS developed by the newly acquired Arkane Studios. And that's it. No other details are available, except that it'll hit 360, PS3 and PC in 2012. Apparently Game Informer snagged the exclusive reveal on this one, for their issue hitting newsstands on the 15th. I guess an announcement is better than nothing...but why didn't they just wait for the 15th?
July 7, 2011 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed that it will publish Dishonored™, an all-new first-person action game under development at Arkane® Studios. Dishonored will be the first project for the studio since being acquired by ZeniMax in 2010.
Under the direction of co-creative directors, Raphael Colantonio, lead designer on Arx Fatalis®, and Harvey Smith, lead designer on Deus Ex®, Dishonored is set for release on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows® in 2012.
Details on Dishonored will be revealed in the exclusive cover story in Game Informer®’s August issue, which ships to subscribers in early July 2011 and hits newsstands on July 15th. Coverage of the game will also continue on the magazine’s website, www.gameinformer.com/dishonored, through the beginning of August.
“At Arkane we have a passion for creating deep, immersive game experiences,” said Colantonio. “To be able to finally share details of our project is both extremely exciting and satisfying.”
The game will also be featured in magazine cover stories around the world throughout the month of August. Check the official site for updated details: www.dishonored.com.
Dishonored has not yet been rated by the ESRB.