Hardly doing its part to stem the tide of ultraviolence at E3 2012, Bethesda’s
Steam Punk Murder’Em Up grants us an extended look at its alluring gameplay.
A Neo-Victorian amalgamation of Bioshock
and Assassin’s Creed
offers some deft touches to distinguish itself from the swelling brand of murder-sims of late.
Despite its unimpressive technical presentation, the art design is a breath of fresh air in an industry saturated by military camouflage and armoured tanks. Similarly its tone hints at airs of the supernatural which mesh joyously with the Steampunk aesthetic.
Finally, an array of non traditional distractions and utilities (hordes of scrambling rats!) mark Dishonoured
as a silent, if heavy, hitter this October.