Animated series sets stage for Dishonored

Dishonored is due out in a couple weeks. We’ve already seen plenty of trailers and snippets of gameplay. Now, Bethesda has released a series of animated shorts that provide some backstory for the game. This threepart series trickled out over the last few days, and you can watch all the episodes below.

The Tales from Dunwall nicely sets the stage for what I hope is a compelling narrative. Given the environment’s obvious dickensian influences, it just wouldn’t do for the story to fall flat.

So, I guess I have two weeks to polish off Borderlands 2. Dishonored will be released on October 9 in North America and a few days later in the rest of the world. The Unreal Engine 3-based title is coming to consoles in addition to the PC, and it’s available for pre-order on Steam.

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    • kilkennycat
    • 7 years ago

    Dickensian? More like Dickens with a VERY heavy dose of H.G.Wells.

    • holophrastic
    • 7 years ago

    Why do I need to click four times just to play one video? Can we fix this?
    1. play
    2. gear (because my 2400 baud modem is lost in my basement)
    3. full resolution (it’s a hardware review site showing off a graphically rich game through graphical video)
    4. full screen (so I can see the visuals)

    Seems that should be the default. Can we make it so? What’s the point in watching these at youtube’s default 360?

    • RGPsyop
    • 7 years ago

    Dishonored Webisode Credits:

    Rokkan
    Creative Director: Charles Bae
    Script: Rokkan/Bethesda

    Psyop
    Director: Jon Saunders
    Lead Technical Director: Borja Pena
    Executive Producer: Lucia Grillo
    Producer: Ryan Mack
    Assistant Producer: Delaney O’Brien

    Designers:
    Jon Saunders
    Sam Ballardini

    Storyboard Artist:
    Robin Nishio

    Illustration / Animation:
    Jon Saunders
    Borja Pena
    Sam Ballardini
    Marika Cowen
    Blake Patrick
    Angelica Alzona
    Lizzie Akana
    Stephanie Davidson
    Stephanie Russell

    3D Modeling:
    Sue Jang
    Dave Chen
    Oliver Castle
    Bryan Eck

    Rigging: Zed Bennit

    3D Animators:
    Ryan Moran
    David Barosin
    Michael Shin

    Compositing:
    Borja Pena
    Helen Park
    Jason Conradt
    Danny Kamhaji

    • Spotpuff
    • 7 years ago

    Could you comment more on the Dickensian aspect of it?

    • redwood36
    • 7 years ago

    wow this animation is pretty terrible and the storytelling pretty confusing. Pretty disappointing considering this is one of my more anticipated games.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      Animation is pretty similar to Hard Reset, which wasn’t bad.

      • Aphasia
      • 7 years ago

      Weird, I found it quite the opposite, great animation and style and pretty straightforward if slightly mysterious storytelling designed to get you to want more.

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