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Announced during Bethesda's E3 Showcase and it's being developed by Arkane Lyon (the studio behind Dishonored).

Bethesda are saying it's a first person action game, so very much in keeping with Dishonored, and sees you playing on the island of Blackreef as one of two assassin's locked in an eternal struggle to kill one another. I presume you'll get to pick which character to play as, ala Dishonored 2, and there will be differences in story beats and objectives based on who you pick as well as character based differences, which were seen in the trailer in terms of the powers used.

While there isn't a huge amount to go on, I would expect open levels with a main objective and multiple side objectives to do as you please with the option to play as you want to get through the levels/missions. What I'd love to see them do is have the secondary assassin that you don't pick take on a Nemesis/Mr. X role and hound you through the game, keeping you in the loop.

It's certainly piqued my interest as I've loved Arkane's precious work so I'm very interested to see and learn more. I would wager, though, that this might end up being a next gen title or a cross gen one if it launches late into next year. Still, one to keep an eye on.

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Trailer from the PS5 event: 

As @Map shared in the PS5 thread, looks like this might be a times exclusive, which would be interesting to say the least. Bigger fan of the art style in the transitions than of that found in the game itself, and obviously being Arkane seems very Dishonored-like. 

Haven't checked out any of those games yet, and though I'm curious about the "death loop" mechanic, can't say I've seen anything which would get me to commit to picking this up just yet. 

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Sadly, this has been delayed out of the Holiday 2020 window to Q2 2021.

Understandable but still a shame as it was one of the games I was most looking forward to for the PS5 launch period. With how everything is going in France, Arkane Lyon having more time so that their staff aren't crunching and can stay safe is definitely the right call. I'll still be there when it launches as I'm a big fan of Arkane's work.

I also suspect this will only be one of several holiday 2020 titles that we see slip in the coming weeks and months, especially with Halo Infinite slipping as well.

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Damn that sucks... game looks really fun too.

Guess that means that Miles Morales will be the only PS5 exclusive game available for launch then.  Better than the Series X's literal nothing, but not exactly great.

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21 minutes ago, Dcubed said:

Guess that means that Miles Morales will be the only PS5 exclusive game available for launch then.  Better than the Series X's literal nothing, but not exactly great.

Yep, things as they are the launch lineups aren't great, wouldn't surprise me if another game was announced as being for that launch month, but it's honestly enough to tide me over for now when considering what else is coming. Between Miles Morales, a couple of hours of fun with Astro's Playroom, Kena, and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as a bunch of PS4 games I'll gladly return to or play for the first time on PS5, the glass is half full for me. 

Sucks with Deathloop being delayed though. I haven't been grabbed by the look of many Bethesda published games before, and this was certainly one of them, but hopefully this delay might give it a bit more space for success not surrounded by the barrage of winter releases, where I feel like it might have slipped under the radar for many.

But I'll never be mad at anyone for delaying games at a time like this, the well-being of others should always come first before any product. Good on them, wish them a smooth development :peace:

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Posting the gameplay trailer from last night's showcase:

It looks fantastic. The speed and the style of the gameplay is right up my street. Love how you're able to manipulate things somewhat to bring targets together in the world, could make for some interesting gameplay moments. Arkane haven't put a foot wrong this generation and this seems to be a continuation and amalgamation of their work so I'm all for it. Excited to play it when it comes out next year.

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Thought it would be around May so very happy to see it confirmed. Late birthday present for me.

Excited to play and nice to hear that at least in the US, its going to be $60. Hope that translates to £50 here, though I'll be honest, as a fan of Arkane I'd happily pay whatever they're asking for it as the game looks great.

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