How do you regain your stolen birthright? This will be a question Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano will answer in Dishonored 2. But while players are busy waiting, they can at least revel in the newest gameplay preview from Bethesda Softworks.
Players are one month away from living a new tale inside a steampunk version of Victorian England. Corvo Attano will be back to demonstrate his prowess with the blade and his “gifts,” but not without a protege. Emily Kaldwin, Empress Heir to Dunwall and Attano’s daughter, will make an appearance as well.
The game takes place 15 years after the original game. Dunwall has enjoyed a time of prosperity under the rule of then-empress Emily Kaldwin. However, an ousting led Emily Kaldwin to exile, but not without her training. Corvo Attano has spent the last 15 years training the young Emily to become a new assassin. They will have to use their gifts from the Outsider in the fight to reclaim Emily’s rightful place.
Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios tease a completely new assassin with a new range of abilities. Players will go to various exotic locations and thematic levels in the newest installment of the game. But just what exactly makes Dishonored 2 special?
Meet Emily Kaldwin, Dishonored 2 and her Secret Heritage
Corvo Attano is back from the first Dishonored. However, unlike the silent protagonist that he was, he is back with an attitude (literally). He has to redeem his named as he was framed for the assassination of Emily Kaldwin’s mother. Although the tutorial gets you to play as Emily, you can choose to play Attano afterward or continue playing as the Empress Heir.
Regardless, according to Bethesda’s gameplay video, the game offers a replay mode that allows you to play missions as the character you didn’t choose. However, be warned that Emily Kaldwin has a lot of power on her own.
Unlike the rather hands-on approach of Corvo Attano, Emily Kaldwin’s abilities stem from her royal heritage. Her shadowy visage allows her to control shadows from a distance, allowing her to debuff and manipulate her enemies instead of directly approaching them.
According to Heavy, an entirely improved skill tree allows players to augment abilities to their liking. And the vast expanse of points needed to complete the entire tree will have them replay the game a number of times as well.
However, players are to be warned that the game style they choose reflects their characters’ decisions and dialogue. The return of the Chaos system means that while non-lethal takedowns don’t affect the game that much, too much lethal action brings Chaos, and it is reflected in the way characters decide things.
Dishonored 2 will be rushing to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 11.