Okay, if you’re anything like me you loved the first Dishonored game. You loved the atmosphere, the powers, the different ways you could play, and you wanted more. So if you are anything like me, you’re currently overjoyed that a sequel was announced at Bethesda’s E3 conference yesterday.
Set to release sometime in 2016, the next game in the action-stealth series has you scaling and leaping around Dunwall 15 years after the original storyline. The trailer showed off some intriguing new powers, new steam-punk technology, and the fact that you can now play as Emily Kaldwin – the young girl you were sworn to protect in the previous game. Below is a fact sheet description supplied by the publisher after the E3 conference, as well as the – quite nice looking – first trailer for the game.
“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 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.”
Needless to say it looks pretty awesome. If it has anywhere near the amount of heart and replay-ability as the first, Dishonored 2 will be a fantastic game that can’t come soon enough. Plus, with the addition of a second storyline this may mean a longer campaign – a common complaint for the last one.