Dishonored, as many now know, is a game about player choice. How you go about your quest for revenge as Corvo Attano is entirely up to you. How you kill enemies? Also left entirely to your discretion. But just because Dishonored is an assassination game doesn't mean you have to kill people. Oh no, you can get through this game without hurting anyone too much.
The developers at Arkane discuss just that in the newest dev diary, named "Experience," as in player experience. Every playthrough is potentially different because the game leaves so much up to you, the player. If you think Corvo wouldn't be a bloodthirsty killer, then you don't have to play him like one.
If you do like creative killing, there's plenty of that, too. Corvo's various weapons and powers can be used in a number of unexpected combinations. Experiment, have fun. Summon rats, freeze time, possess rat.
Experience trailer - YouTube
Dishonored will be out on October 9 in North America and October 12 in Europe. Spain and Australia get the game on October 11. And unlike every other game you've read about today, it's not going to Wii U.