Dishonored co-directors Raphael Colantonia and Harvey Smith officially announced Dishonored 2 at Bethesda’s E3 conference Sunday night.
Update: Bethesda has released the official game description and story. See below.
Original Story: Despite an accidental open mic live streaming the rehearsal for the conference Saturday night, the official announcement for Dishonored 2 still came as an exciting revelation for fans of the original.
Dishonored was a 2012 title featuring a Steampunk assassin, and focused on a player-driven story and gameplay. It won more than 100 “Game of the Year” and “Action-Adventure Game of the Year” awards from a variety of media outlets. Fans saw Dishonored as a true old-school stealth game, requiring patience and a tactical approach to missions, breathing a new life into a genre many were concerned was on its final legs.
Smith moved to France after the October 2012 release of Dishonored to work on the follow up with Arkane Lyons.
Dishonored 2 will feature a new protagonist, Emily Kaldwin, the child princess from the original Dishonored. It was revealed that you can also play as Corvo, the hero from the first game.
Dishonored 2 will be available on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One in the spring of 2016.
“Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the highly anticipated follow up to Arkane Studios’ 2012 Game of the Year! 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.”