Bethesda Softworks has released a new video for the upcoming Dishonored 2. In it we see a few of the levels of the game, each of which has its own theme, with some of the folks from developer Arkane Studios discussing their unique designs.
The original Dishonored was already a great game with its own unique look and feel. Adding a second playable character in Emily Kaldwin, who has her own abilities different from original protagonist Corvo Attano, and these impressive looking levels, and Dishonored 2 is shaping up to be quite the follow-up game.
You can read more about the game and watch the video along with some bonus videos below.
As fully voiced characters, Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano now bring their own perspectives and emotional responses to the world and story. Use each character’s set of powers, gadgets and uniquely-tuned weapons in creative ways as you explore the world – whether you fight your way through the city streets or sneak across the rooftops – and which enemies you decide to eliminate or spare.
Advanced bonecharm crafting and all-new upgrade trees allow you to customize your powers in vastly different ways. Become a living shadow to silently stalk your targets, link enemies so they share a common fate, or mesmerize your foes and dominate their minds. Choose from nearly infinite combinations of violence, nonlethal combat, powers and weapons to accomplish your objectives.
From the grimy, rat-infested streets of Dunwall to the lush, exotic coasts of a decaying Karnaca, immerse yourself in stylized locales created by Arkane’s premiere art and narrative teams. The world is a character in its own right, rich with story, architecture and eclectic characters. It is also punctuated by signature mission locations, such as the Dust District, ravaged by dust storms and warring factions, and a madman’s mansion made of shifting walls, deadly traps and clockwork soldiers.
The Void Engine
Dishonored 2 is beautifully brought to life with the new Void Engine, a leap forward in rendering technology, built from id Tech and highly-customized by Arkane Studios. Designed to support world-class art direction and take full advantage of the powerful hardware this generation has to offer, the Void Engine allows for significant advances to all game systems, including responsive stealth and combat Artificial Intelligence, lighting and graphical rendering, impressively dense urban environments, and story presentation.
Customize your gameplay options and difficulty settings for an even more tailored adventure. You can make the experience more challenging (or easier) by changing myriad parameters related to stealth, movement and combat.
You can find some previous trailers and gameplay right here if you missed them.
Dishonored 2 brings back classic Dishonored missions – but with a twist. Along with a highly defended location and a high-value target, every mission now has its own epic theme. Whether it’s multiple targets, time travel, a mansion with moving parts, or a location that shows off the game’s alt-Victorian setting, Dishonored 2 levels up the missions, while offering even more options to play your way in the game’s new setting.