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Dishonored October release date announced

Arkane's supernatural assassin action game will be playable at E3

Bethesda has announced an October release for Dishonored.

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Arkane Studios' supernatural assassin action game will be available in the US on October 9, in Australia on October 11 and throughout Europe on October 12.

Bethesda Softworks president Vlatko Andonov said: "We are pleased that Dishonored has captured people's attention. We are looking forward to sharing lots more information about the game leading up to its launch in October, and having a hands-on build of Dishonored in our booth at E3!"

Here's the official blurb on the exciting-looking PS3, Xbox 360 and PC title:

Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. You are Corvo, the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress who has been murdered. Framed for the crime, you become an infamous assassin, known by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card.

In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with frightening technologies, dark forces bestow supernatural abilities upon you - 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.

Creatively eliminate your enemies with Dishonored's flexible combat system as you combine supernatural abilities with weapons and gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your targets under the cover of darkness or boldly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.

In our recent Dihonored preview we said the game marries the best bits of BioShock, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell.

With Dishonored releasing in October and Hitman Absolution arriving in November, we're now a little less upset about BioShock Infinite's recent delay to 2013.

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