After a rather embarrassing slip up with live microphones at a rehearsal for their E3 brief, Bethesda officially announced Dishonored 2, the sequel to 2012’s steampunk revenge story.
The sequel to Dishonored will allow players to step into the boots of the all grown up Emily Kaldwin, the young princess from the first game. Once again, the throne is wrested from her, and she teams up with the supernatural assassin from the first game, Corvo Attano, to restore herself to her rightful seat.
“Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the highly anticipated follow up to Arkane Studios’ 2012 Game of the Year! Explore a world unlike any other as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano – both powerful assassins with their own unique set of supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets. Define your own playstyle by blending immersive first-person action, assassination, stealth, mobility and the game’s brutal combat system. Combine the tools at your disposal to creatively eliminate your enemies whether you choose to pursue them unseen or ruthlessly attack head on with weapons drawn. Show no mercy and leave chaos in your wake or find a more subtle way to eliminate your targets. More than ever the choices you make will determine the outcome of each mission, and ultimately the game.”
Dishonored 2 will feature some awesome new powers, with what seems like some sort of ethereal grappling hook, and a ghost-form.
Returning from the previous game are the needlessly, comically evil guards™, and the excessively gruesome disease that exclusively targets the poor™.
“Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.”
The game’s setting is seemingly inspired by imperial colonies from the victorian era, similarly as Dunwall was inspired by victorian era London, with a fair bit of steampunk added to the mix.
The mechanical mansion with the shifting rooms and walls, plus the ornate automatons take the game further down the design path the first one set out, and we’re absolutely loving it.
Dishonored 2 will be available on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One in the spring of 2016.