[ORIGINAL STORY] Before players jump into the shoes of magic-wielding, time-bending assassin Corvo in Dishonored in just over two weeks, Bethesda Softworks has begun a brand-new Web series intended to bring a little backstory to the game and its setting: the city of Dunwall.
This new series, aptly titled “The Tales from Dunwall”, will arrive in three parts and explain just how Corvo’s playground decayed from a city of promise into a practical dystopia. The first episode, “The Awakening”, has been released today and details the city’s brief rise to prominence thanks to one man’s genius and the beginning of its downfall via the intellect of another.
Creation of the video was credited to Psyop, which hand produced, rendered, and enhanced the visual content for the series. In terms of audio, the score was provided by Daniel Licht (“Dexter”) while narration was given by Chloe Grace Moretz (“Kick Ass”).
Dishonored is set to arrive on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 9. You can view “The Tales of Dunwall – The Awakening” below.
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[UPDATE] Webisode 2, titled “The Hand that Feeds”, has been released today and can be found right here. It gives a bit of insight and a whole lot of mystery into the powers that Corvo inherits during the game.
[UPDATE 2] The series’ third and final webisode, “In the Mind of Madness”, has been given to the masses today. The finale tells the story of a man troubled with nightmares and Dunwall’s deterioration, who is eventually driven to create an iconic item from the game.