Dishonored 2, when it releases will let you choose between the two major characters Emily and Corvo, but we were told by the developers back at E3 2015 that the choice will be permanent i.e. you don’t get to switch between them at will.
If you didn’t like that idea, you are going to hate it when you find out that the switch will come pretty soon in the game.
The game’s Co-Director, Harvey Smith recently revealed this in an interview while talking about Lead Level Design Director, Christophe Carrier. It was Carrier who gave the idea of putting in the switch after 30 minutes of gameplay.
He’s the one who recommended, maybe you play as Emily for like half an hour and then you get to this pivotal moment where a dramatic thing happens, and you choose at that point whether to continue with Emily or switch to Corvo. And then you’re locked in.
If you look deeper into it, the idea of locking you in with one character make sense because Emily and Corvo are poles apart in the way they would play
Despite following the same missions in Dishonored 2, they have different fighting styles, different abilities and so on. This practically makes it a whole new experience for the players.
Emily fights with a little more finesse than Corvo does. Whereas Corvo has the very classic Possession, Rat Swarm, Blink [abilities], Emily has Far Reach, Shadow Walk, Mesmerize… these powers that nobody has heard of.
So tell us, when Dishonored 2 releases which one of the two major characters are you going to stick with?