*The re-imagination of the Shard does not exist within the game and has been created to purely showcase the game’s artistic influences and highlight the importance of London in the game’s development.
To celebrate today’s launch of Dishonored (www.dishonored.com), one of the UK’s most recognisable architectural wonders ‘The Shard’ has been recreated in the style of the game’s Victorian, industrial and steampunk design by the highly respected Viktor Antonov and Sebastien Mitton.
London and Edinburgh were the key influences behind the game world of Dishonored, and to celebrate this, the developers have re-imagined The Shard to reflect the style of the game in three never seen before images.
“The Shard is given an exclusive “Dishonored” makeover to mark today’s UK launch of the video game”
Dishonored is set in the fictitious whaling city of Dunwall, a world heavily influenced in design by the architecture, inhabitants and atmosphere of London and Edinburgh.
During the game’s development, Dishonored’s artistic developers visited each city extensively to study the key aspects to help them create a world that merged our two capitals, twisted iconic landmarks and re-imagined our rich heritage to produce an alternative look on how these cities may have been if history had taken another route.
In addition to this image, numerous other concept images were created and included within the game that re-imagined iconic architecture, buildings and monuments including:
- London Bridge
- Big Ben
- The London cityscape
Dishonored is already being touted by many media as 2012’s video game of the year, with its artistic direction, story, originality and gameplay all standout aspects that set it apart from its rivals.
A high-res version of the above image and addition images can be downloaded via – https://www.yousendit.com/download/TEhVWGJNcklOQnl4djlVag
Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge.
With Dishonored’s flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
Dishonored is a brand new video game IP from Bethesda Softworks, developed by Arkane Studios. It launched in the UK on 12th October, available on Xbox, PS3 and PC.
The game has received critical acclaim since its announcement, winning over 50 E3 awards, being named the Official Game of Show of GamesCom 2012, and being ranked #1 in the Eurogamer Expo 2012 Attendees’ Top 10.