Dishonored is almost here, kids. Arkane is making good and sure you don’t forget that, with this clever, “Choose Your Own Adventure” style interactive trailer.
Man, the Dishonored PR campaign just doesn’t stop. And that’s fine by me, as long as we keep getting cool stuff like this (and this).
“Dishonored: Path to Revenge” is an interactive trailer, where you’re prompted at various points to choose how you want to proceed. Icons pop up on the video, allowing you to choose what action the main character should take. Clicking an icon then takes you to another video, and so on. Your choices will ultimately determine the outcome of your mission.
But this is more than a one-off experience. I’d strongly encourage you to play through it multiple times, mixing up the choices, in order to see the various endings. There’s even one branch that lets you play through the entire trailer using stealth, without ever resorting to violence. Arkane Studios also says to watch closely as you go, because there are “hidden giveaways” sprinkled here and there.
Dishonored will be in stores October 9, 2012 in North America, and October 12, 2012 in Europe. There will be Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions available. If you’re jonesing to get your hands on this game as bad as I am, then “Path to Revenge” ought to help make the wait a little more bearable. Head over to the awesomely interactive official website to learn more about the game and its fascinating world, at www.dishonored.com.