The pre-E3 madness kicked off in earnest last night, with a press conference by game makers Bethesda. And it was a busy one, including plenty of details on Fallout 4 and Doom 4 - both of which we're very excited about. But there was also word on a newer property which is set to return in the not so distant future.
Bethesda finally officially confirmed the existence of Dishonored 2, which will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC by Spring 2016. Set 15 years after the original game, you'll get to play once more as the very deadly Corvo but also have the option to kill your enemies as Emily Kaldwin - the little girl who you worked to save in the first game. She was previously voiced by Chloe Moretz but with the 15 year age jump (and a whole lot more voice work) it seems unlikely she'll be back.
Here's the full story summary. Sounds juicy:
“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.”
And a pretty stunning first trailer, not gameplay though.
For fans of the original game, this is great news indeed as there's really nothing in the world to match the mixture of stealth and combat which Dishonored serves up. And if you managed to miss the first entry entirely - shame on you - there's good news on that front too, it's set for a fancy remaster which will be out soon. The Dishonored Definitive Edition will be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One and will feature enhanced graphics and all of the existing DLC, which is a great package.
This new version is set for release in August 2015 and here's how the box art looks.
Dishonored 2 is coming in early 2016.