Dishonored Concept Art Reveals Game’s Original Setting: 1666 London

Dishonored art director Sebastien Mitton has revealed some concept art that depicts the game’s preliminary setting: 1666 London. Dishonored was ultimately set in the fictional industrial city of Dunwall, which was modeled after Victorian London, circa the late 1800s-early 1900s.

Along with the image, Mitton said:

“This is the very first pencil drawing we did when the game was set in London, in 1666. I’m a bit nostalgic when it comes to this one, but in a positive way. This is the piece of art that triggered lots of excellent work in terms of architecture – all the landmarks…there were more than 80 cathedrals in the skyline by that time. There is this very specific skeleton aspect to the facades, there is a canyon feeling in the streets, there are strong shadows.”

How would Dishonored have differed had it been set a few hundred years further into the past, and in actual London?

You can view the full gallery here.

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1 Comment on Dishonored Concept Art Reveals Game’s Original Setting: 1666 London

psycros

On October 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

So THIS is where things began to go wrong. It would have been ten times more interesting with the original setting and made 100 times more sense.