Set fifteen years after the first game, Dishonored 2 is confirmed to include Emily Kaldwin as the second playable character.
Arkane Studios’ sequel will give players the choice of playing as the previous game’s protagonist, Corvo, or Emily. From the beginning of the game, both protagonists are forced to flee their home of Dunwall and travel to the region of Karnaca.
Gameplay of the upcoming sequel was shown off, demonstrating some of Emily’s unique abilities. These include supernatural abilities found in the last game, as well as a new grappling hook. The dynamic, varied gameplay of the first game will be making a return, giving players a chance to either take a more stealthy route, or storm into situations with blades a’swinging.
Also shown off was a setting in which time doesn’t progress in a linear fashion. The mansion depicted changes time period from room-to-room, suggesting that time travel and alternate timelines will play a major part in solving puzzles or dispatching targets.
There will also be a collector’s edition, and those who preorder the game will get a free copy of Dishonored Definitive Edition.