Dishonored 2 will be one of the best stealth-action games of 2017.
Dishonored 2 is a stealth, action and adventure game. It is currently being developed by Arkane Studios for Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Dishonored won Game of the Year award in 2012. It was one of best action-adventure games of 2012 and it included a freedom in completing the missions, that only few games could provide like Hitman series (Contracts, Blood Money and Hitman 6).
|Media||Trailer & Gameplay Embedded Below|
|Announce Date||– E3 2015|
|Engine||Void (id tech 6)|
|Availability||Optical disc, Download|
Dishonored 2 is a direct sequel to Dishonored, which was released in 2012. Little Emily Kaldwin lost her parents (they were murdered) and she had only her protector, the assassin, Corvo Attano, to help her in learning why!
Dishonored was a great game. Once you started playing it, you could do almost anything. You could kill your target or bump into someone, who is related to that target somehow, and they will give you another choice. If you do as they ask, you could finish the main mission without actually killing the target.
That kind of freedom in choice left me amazed. I am looking forward to Dishonored 2 with high hopes. However, I thought that the reboot of Thief would be amazing, but it left me sorely disappointed.
Anyways, let’s continue our discussion about this game.
Dishonored 2 Characters
Carvo Attano – He is the protector of Empress Emily Kaldwin. He swore an oath to protect her with all his might in Dishonored and he is still going to keep his vow.
He is an assassin with several magical abilities. I literally laughed when I learned that you could turn yourself into a rat and scout the area. You could also kill enemies by summoning rats.
In Dishonored 2, he is the mentor of Emily Kaldwin. He will help her to become a great assassin and regain her lost throne.
The little girl who trusted Carvo Attano, her protector the assassin, with all her heart is now all grown up.
However, she is not your typical princess with long blonde hair and strawberry fruitcake face.
She is a strong and determined lady, who wouldn’t mind cutting her hair short if it helps her to keep the distraction off her face.
She is willing to learn all the skills that Carvo can teach her, in order to bring justice in her kingdom.
He is currently the man in the shadows. He forcefully dethroned Emily and called her an assassin (before she even assassinated anyone). He outlawed her and killed every single one of her supporters in broad day light.
It’s too soon to say, but he could be the one, who brought unidentified disease out of the rotten corpses around Dunwall.
Dishonored 2 Story
The story is fairly straight forward. Empress Emily Kaldwin was forcefully dethroned by that man from another world. She isn’t going to sulk and weep in darkness.
She is going to rise from it, learn the key skills from Carvo Attano and kill every single enemy, who did her wrong.
The story is set after 15 years from The Dunwall Plague, that left Dunwall into a pile of rotting corpses.
The walls are ridden with phrases like Death to the Duke and supporters of Empress Emily Kaldwin are being murdered in broad day-light.
She has been declared an assassin by those who fear that she might have already learned everything from Carvo Attano and must not be allowed to run the city.
I am a little unsure about the disease that is currently spreading in Dunwall this time. It could be the old plague still festering in the low segments of the city or it could be a new disease brought by that usurper.
Dishonored 2 Gameplay
Typical gameplay elements of Dishonored (2012) will be back. The game can still be played without killing anyone. Even the main villain will be presented with a choice, when the time comes. You could either kill him or forgive him.
Here are the key points about the gameplay of Dishonored 2:
- Linear gameplay with sandbox style mission approach.
- Multiple choices to approach your target.
- New abilities for both Carvo and Emily are present.
- Emily can use Far Reach to quickly travel from one place to another. It is kind of like the grappling hook, which is seen in other games like Dying Light, Just Cause 3, etc.
- Stealth action will be rewarded.
- Same goes with positive choices. If you allow your target to live, you’ll gain karma.
- A new tree-type structure is introduced when upgrading your powers and skills for both Emily and Carvo.
Dishonored 2 Trailer
The trailer shows that Emily is not your old little girl. She is willing to take a life, if it means getting back what’s rightfully hers.
One thing that you would definitely think after watching the trailer, goes like this:
She does know exactly when to duck.
Dishonored 2 Release Date and Price
Dishonored 2 was originally set to release by February 2016. However, since that period is already packed for some of the most amazing gaming titles, like Far Cry Primal, it has been pushed back to 2017.
It would give it ample amount of time to get optimized for the latest offerings by Intel, AMD and Nvidia.
As far as the price is concerned. It is already set for pre-order at $59.96 (Amazon.com) and a direct conversion would be Rs.3897.40 (at Rs.65/$).
We’ll be keeping a close look if anything related to Dishonored 2 release date surfaces. Keep in touch if you want to read about it as soon as possible.