Bethesda’s E3 2016 presentation closed with the world gameplay premiere of Dishonored 2, coming later this year.
From Bethesda Softworks and developer Arkane Studios, Dishonored set players in the dystopian city of Dunwall as royal bodyguard Corvo Attano, out for revenge after he was framed for the murder of Empress Jessamine Kaldwin. Corvo is imbued with supernatural abilities from a mysterious entity known only as “The Outsider”, allowing him to teleport across short distances, slow time, summon hordes of rats and more. While the game may eventually scold the player for his or her actions, Dishonored allows players to exact revenge through assassination, or through alternative non-lethal means.
Dishonored 2 first appeared during Bethesda’s E3 2015 conference, teasing the return of Emily Kaldwin; protected by Corvo after the death of her mother in the original title, Emily is seen all grown up 15 years later, utilizing her own unique set of spectral abilities. Bethesda finally revealed the first gameplay footage during last night’s presentation between an official trailer and a brief pre-recorded gameplay demo. As previously confirmed, players have the option of playing as either Corvo or Emily, each with his or her own techniques; both characters feature unlockable skill trees that have been greatly expanded upon since the previous game.
Backed by an eerie rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman”, the new trailer focuses on Emily and her movement capabilities, stealth abilities, the “Shadow Walk” and other new techniques:
Dishonored 2 will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 11/11.