Dishonored 2 Details Revealed By Insider
Details about Arkane Studios' Dishonored 2, including its protagonist, setting and development, have been revealed to NowGamer.
Published on Jul 9, 2014
A number of details about Arkane Studio's in-development Dishonored 2 have been revealed to NowGamer by a source with knowledge regarding the game's development.
According to our source, Dishonored 2 is being developed at Arkane's Lyon studio, with Harvey Smith - co-creative director alongside Raphael Colontonio on the first Dishonored - heading the project.
Dishonored 2 could be set to star a new protagonist, with our source revealing that Arkane has had discussions about replacing Dishonored's main character, Corvo, with Emily Kaldwin.
Emily Kaldwin is a child in the first Dishonored, suggesting that Dishonored 2 will be set some time after the original.
It is likely that much of Dishonored 2 will take place in new areas outside of Dunwall (the City in which the first game is set), though our source could not give us details on exactly what locations the player will visit in Dishonored 2.
There are four islands that have been established within the fictional world of Dishonored: Gristol (where Dunwall is located), Tyvia, Morley and Serkonos, so it is unsurprising that Arkane is looking at visiting new locations in Dishonored's sequel.
A leaked image suggested that the full title for the sequel would be Dishonored 2: Darkness Of Tyvia.
Be aware that this information relates to discussions that were happening at Arkane around 12 months ago when prototypes and early game frameworks for Dishonored 2 were being developed by Arkane using the idTech engine.
Our source does not know how development of the game has progressed since that point and, as such, it is possible that significant changes could have been made.
As to which platforms Dishonored 2 will appear on, it's worth noting that Arkane Lyon is currently hiring for a number of positions, including an engine programmer to work on the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of an unnamed game.
There are no mentions of PS3 or Xbox 360 in that particular job listing, though, of course, that does not necessarily preclude Dishonored 2 from making an appearance on those platforms.
The aforementioned leaked image that appeared ahead of E3 suggested that we would see a Dishonored 2 reveal at this years show. Given that Dishonored 2 did not make an apperance, it would now appear that the image was either a fake, or that Bethesda's plans changed.
Regardless, its nice to know that, even if that image was fake, a sequel to the excellent Dishonored is in development.
We're also pleased to discover that the information we've heard about Dishonored 2 matches up with exactly with what we where asking for from the sequel.