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.