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How Dishonored 2 is Different From Dishonored and Why It’s The Best Thing

QuakeCon 2016 ended a week ago but the amount of information revealed for Arkane Studios’ upcoming Dishonored 2 is still being sifted through. As was originally discussed by developers, the sequel will be following the main formula of the original Dishonored for the most part but in such a way that still keeps the experience fresh.

Variety and freedom seem to be the key selling points for Dishonored 2. Like the original game, players can play for High Chaos, killing everyone they see, or Low Chaos, only going for their main target.

In addition to that, they can also finish the game in such a way that no one is killed.

Freedom of movement still remains key for those who are interested in a stealth playthrough but unlike last time where players had to sneak through alleys, there are multiple options to reach the destination without raising any alarm thanks to the new set of abilities such as Emily’s Mesmerize.

Players can also create diversions to attract guards to a specific area and then pass unnoticed. Corvo on the other hand will still present a somewhat traditional gameplay which fans were experienced to in the original Dishonored.

For those who don’t like the supernatural abilities in their game, there is also an option to refuse the Outsider’s Mark and play without any powers at all, although this will obviously make the game more challenging.

Instead of taking place in Dunwall like last game, Dishonored 2 takes place on the Island of Serkonos in a place called Karnaca. Serkonos is ruled by a power-hungry and ruthless tyrant who seems to be only interested in war, making miners work overtime for silver which is also affecting the general populace of the city.

Arkane Studios also announced recently that both the playable characters in game, Emily and Corvo, will be voiced. Corvo was silent in the first game but in this one he is voiced by Stephen Russel, best known for his work on the Thief games.

Dishonored 2 is set to release on November 11th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. With Gamescom 2016 only 2 days away, hopefully we will get to see more gameplay details besides the recent screenshots.