E3 2012's Most Anticipated: Dishonored

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Before the show kicks off, we'll work out which of these 20 special E3 game previews have enjoyed the most page views, Facebook 'Likes', ReTweets and poll votes (see below) and crown our first victor at the Los Angeles event. Show your favourites the love!

Game: Dishonored

Likelihood of E3 2012 showing: Certain


Bethesda's steampunk world marries the best bits of BioShock, Assassin's Creed, and Splinter Cell. If you haven't already seen the brutal, beautiful CG trailer check it out now. It shows a savage steampunk world where our hero, Corvo, has been accused as assassinating the Queen. Is he really guilty? It's implied that he's not, but er, he is an assassin.

The trailer - despite showing zero actual gameplay - is pretty decent taste of what Dishonored is all about. A world divided by class, the upper echelons employ military force to keep disease-spreading riff-raff out of their neighbourhoods. As a mood setter, it's a great trailer.

Bethesda's game demo is split into two parts - a stealth playthrough of the Golden Cat Bathhouse (yeah, it's a brothel) and a not-so-stealth playthrough. The reason? Developer Arkane want to show off the various ways you can play through each stage. They're keen to point out that Dishonored isn't a free-roaming game. Each level is self-contained, although there are loads of ways to complete them.

The developers start the stealth playthrough. Out on the streets hand-painted prostitutes lurk around hand-painted buildings, propositioning hand-painted guards. Visually, it reminds us of a delightful bastard child of Borderlands and BioShock and although the world is fundamentally grim, it's a colourful and enticing place to be.

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