Last week, 2K Games released an interactive trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown that allowed players to choose branching options and see the results. It’s not exactly a game demo, but it is the next best thing, and it vividly depicted how different play styles will affect that games’ turn-based combat.
Today, Bethesda has released an interactive trailer for Dishonored, its upcoming first-person supernatural assassin game set in a steampunk dystopia. The trailer, much like the XCOM one, allows players to choose how the gameplay video progresses at certain junctions. In the case of the first choice, players have the options to attack a couple of guards, sneak around them, or “blink” past them – sort of like teleporting. From there the choices and pathways branch out widely, and some can even lead to death.
The gameplay is from one of the early missions in the game, so expect a few minor spoilers from the video, seen below. If, however, you want even more background on Dishonored, check out the mini-web series called Dishonored: The Tales From Dunwall, which hints at why the city players will find themselves in is in such disarray.
There is now less than one week until Dishonored hits store shelves on October 9th.