Deathloop has been announced by Dinga Bakaba and Sebastien Mitton from Arkane Lyon. The new game, which was announced at Bethesda’s E3 conference, takes place in a “time of madness” on the fictional island of Blackreef.
The description under the new game’s trailer (which you can check out for yourself further down this article) says that “Deathloop transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins.”
You’ll be able to “explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like.” You’ll be hunting down targets “all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all.” All told, that sounds pretty cool, and Bakaba and Mitton promise the classic gameplay and level design that Arkane have become known for over the years. It’s not quite Dishonored, admittedly, but in lieu of another outing from Corvo and co, this seems like a reasonable compromise.
You can check out a trailer for the game in the video below:
There’s not all that much to glean, but there looks to be plenty of weapons, offering you multiple ways to dispatch your quarry – I’m particularly fond of the shot that sees someone abandon their weapons in favour of simply kicking their target over some banisters.
A release date for Deathloop is yet to have been revealed, but it’s possible we’ll hear more over the next few days.