Bethesda has released a new trailer for their upcoming title Dishonored, featuring a breakdown of the stealth mechanics and how they play apart in the game if you choose to go the path of a stealthy assassin.
For Dishonored, Bethesda seems to be taking a more realistic approach to their stealth mechanics, using elements such as sounds, lighting, and an enemy’s line of site to give you an advantage or disadvantage while sneaking. An ability, known Dark Vision, lets you see the an enemy’s line of site. This also seems to allow you to see enemies through solid objects, letting you concoct a strategy of how and when to act.
Like the Thief series, darkness becomes a very effective weapon, especially at a distance, allowing for an easier time when getting from place to place when the lights are off, or more difficult when they are on.
Finally, sounds also play a part in the stealth of Dishonored, as a sound at the wrong time can alert enemies to your presence, at the right time, can throw them off your trail.
Check out the trailer below to see all these mechanics and more in action.
Source – YouTube