If bethesda has proven one thing, it is that they have the capability to put out awesome games. They don't always make a huge mark, but often do. Dishonored looks pretty cool from the screenshots, too bad it's over a year away...
Just remember that this may be published by Bethesda, this does not mean it was made by Bethesda Game Studio (The makers of Fallout 3, Oblivion and Skyrim) another game studio may have actually made the game.
Bethesda also published Brink and Rogue Warrior which weren't very good. They also published Hunted the Demon's Forge, which i thought was a great game, but apparently not many others agreed. But i do have high hopes for this game.
There's "zero description" right now because the game doesn't even have a release date yet (the "December 31" on the listing right now is just a placeholder). But it does look promising. Although, as others have pointed out, it is not developed by Bethesda, just published by them. Hunted, Brink, and Rogue Warrior were all published but not developed by Bethesda as well and they all weren't great (though I did rather like Brink). And then there was Wet... ugh...
It's more like Thief meets Assassin's Creed. Thief is a huge influence, from the first person view, the emphasis on stealth, and the steampunk inspired setting. And of course, Assassin's Creed with the whole "assassination" bend.
Granted, it seems to be it's own game. I don't think comparing it to those two games does it any favors.
This game hasn't really been on my radar until I saw some info in screenshots in a recent issue of one of the magazines I get. Now, I'm kind of getting hyped for it. I think I'll go ahead and pre-order.
Looks pretty good to me. I don't know if I'll necessarily preorder, but if the reviews are fairly good then I'll pick it up. Always wary to pick up a game right at release. Still, supernatural + assassin? Yes please!
Do publishers just focus on advertisements, game case designs and other superifical things? What do they do exactly? It makes me wonder why I don't see the developers' names on the front of the case instead of the publishers' names.