Game Informer’s gone up with the first details behind Arkane’s Dishonored, as well as the first screen of the game.
You’ll play the game as Corvo, a “legendary” bodyguard to the Empress who is falsely thrown into prison for her murder by the “corrupt” Lord Regent.
Corvo is not just skillful in not being seen, he also has supernatural powers that make him one of the deadliest persons in the planet when combined with his stealth skills and gadgets.
The game’s major elements – mobility, powers & gadgets, environment, and AI – will all combine together “create interesting effects.”
One example given by GI was to “stop time and knock a bunch of stuff off a table in one direction then book it in another, so the guards search for you in the wrong place.”