'Awakening' is the first of a three episode mini-series from Bethesda. The animated prequels are meant to give players a deeper understanding of the Dishonored world of Dunwall.

Narrated by Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass), Dunwall, is a crumbling metropolis where plague has taken hold and the city is in disarray and on the verge of extinction. The series is created by Psypop, and each episode is hand rendered, and then enhanced with 3D elements to give it that watercolor/nightmare painting vibe.

Dishonored drops on October 9 here in the states for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. What are your thoughts on the trailer? Let us know on Twitter.