Dishonored 2 News

Here's what Dishonored 2's Custom Difficulties let you adjust

Select weapons in real-time! Heal slower! Enable permadeath!

We knew Dishonored 2 would get a series of Custom Difficulty options, allowing players the ability to tailor the game's challenge to their liking, but until the patch launched we didn't know exactly what this would entail. Now that the update is live, we can offer a full detailed list of all 22 variables you can set.

Dishonored 2 update adds chapter select and permadeath this month

Dishonored 2 update adds chapter select and permadeath this month

Along with 20 Custom Difficulty settings.

Dishonored 2's second update is coming to Steam as a beta on 18th January before arriving fully on all platforms 23rd January.

This impending patch will allow players to restart any mission they'd like from the beginning, a feature the game was commonly criticised for missing.

Furthermore, the update will add Custom Difficulty settings, allowing players to tailor the challenge to their liking. This feature will include 20 different sliders to tweak such variables as how long it takes sleep darts to take effect, how easy you are to spot when leaning, and how many soldiers will typically bombard you upon being detected.

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Dishonored 2's New Game Plus Mode is due next week, in beta today on PC

Dishonored 2's highly requested New Game Plus mode is now in beta for PC and will arrive on all platforms Monday, 19th December.

This will allow players to begin a second campaign carrying over their powers and upgrades from the first. Better yet, you can select a different character for a subsequent playthrough and thus have access to both Emily and Corvo's unique skills.

You'll keep all of your Bonecharm Traits and Runes can be reassigned, should you want to re-spec your character in this encore adventure.

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Amazon slashes prices on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 for Black Friday

UPDATE: Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 now down to 29.99

UPDATE 25/11/16 09:55am There's an ongoing price-matching battle between different retailers, and Amazon has now nudged down some prices and increased a couple of others. Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 are now down to 29.99, there's a pound off the 1TB Xbox One bundle with FIFA, Forza and Force Awakens, and Just Dance 2017 is now unmissable at 19.99. Titanfall 2 is down to 28 - but that's nowhere near HMV.

Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

Dishonored 2 has failed to match the UK launch sales of its predecessor.

Bethesda's stylish stealth game sold 38 per cent fewer copies last week than the original Dishonored shifted back in 2012.

Some of this difference will be soaked up by the larger proportion of digital sales today (UK numbers company Chart-Track only counts physical copies). But only a small portion of it.

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New Dishonored 2 trailer shows us just how creative killing can get

A new trailer has been released for Dishonored 2, giving us a better look at the powers available to protagonists Corvo and Emily - as well the ways in which they can be combined to deadly effect.

The trailer, which boasts a body count rivalling that of your average Rambo movie, spends much of its time focusing on the powers of Emily Kaldwin, who is playable for the first time in Dishonored 2. While some of her powers seem to be direct answers to Corvo's - far reach being a restyling of the iconic blink ability, for instance - others are more exotic.

For instance, as you can see in the trailer above, Emily is able to summon a doppleganger to draw guards toward her, then swap places with that figure in order to continue the fight from there.

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Cor it's Corvo in a Dishonored 2 gameplay trailer at last

Cor it's Corvo in a Dishonored 2 gameplay trailer at last

Blink and you'll miss it! Well, you won't.

So far we've seen a lot of Dishonored 2's new playable character Emily Kaldwin. We've seen her supernatural tendril powers that pull enemies apart and enable her to stalk through levels and transport almost instantly from place to place. She looks like a lot of fun (and I haven't had that kind of malevolent fun since The Darkness).

But Dishonored 2 has another playable character of course, which is one of the flashy new things about it, and that character is Corvo - he who you played as in the first game. Finally in this new trailer we get a look at him in action.

It looks as though Corvo's abilities from Dishonored 1 carry over into Dishonored 2. He can blink, slow/stop time, summon rats, blast people with wind and so on. Forgive me but I can't see what, if anything, he's doing that's new - but perhaps you can? He does something to a pair of robots that's unfamiliar...

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Watch new Dishonored 2 gameplay in latest Gamescom trailer

Bethesda has released an all new Dishonored 2 gameplay video demonstrating just some of the ways you can get the drop on your enemies.

As seen above, you can transform into a shadowy monster and rip your opponents limb from limb like Jackie in The Darkness. You can parry a sword strike to behead an attacking guard. You can slide around robots and warp about until you get the right angle to mount them from above before snapping their shiny metallic necks.

Dishonored 2 lets players play as returning protagonist Corvo Attano or his surrogate daughter Empress Emily Kaldwin, whose life Corvo saved in the opening moments of the first Dishonored after the two enjoyed a playful game of hide-and-seek before all the parent-slaying and murder-framing kicked off the plot.

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Dishonored 2's first gameplay revealed

Dishonored 2's first gameplay footage has been revealed at Bethesda's E3 press conference tonight.

Creative director Harvey Smith showed us several minutes of gameplay. This sequel is set 15 years after the original game and lets players choose between two playable leads: series stalwart Corvo and his former charge, the Empress' daughter Emily Kaldwin.

The gameplay demo shows us a host of new powers like a Mesmerise spell that distracts enemies, a telekinesis power that pulls people and objects towards you, and a Domino power that makes it so various enemies share the same fate. Knock out one of them and they'll all lose consciousness.

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Dishonored 2 gets a 2016 release date

Dishonored 2 gets a 2016 release date

Get a blinking move on!

Dishonored 2 will be released worldwide 11th November 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Bethesda has announced.

The gameplay world premiere will happen at E3; evening time 12th June if you live in the US, or wee hours of the morning 13th June if you live in Europe.

We haven't heard a great deal about Dishonored 2 since it was announced at E3 last year. We know you can play as either returning hero Corvo or Emily Kaldwin, the Empress' daughter, though.

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