Keeping as closely to the shadows as its protagonist Corvo Attano, Dishonored 2 has flown very much under the radar since the official reveal at E3 last year; compared to the extraordinary marketing campaigns of other triple-A titles released this year, the game has been – relatively – modest in its movements, and so it is with little pomp or circumstance that I can announce that it has hit stores as of today.
Proceeding directly from the events of 2012’s Dishonored, the latest from Arkane Studios offers the usual dose of first-person stealth action as you slip into the shoes of either Royal Protector Corvo Attano or his daughter, the Empress Emily Kaldwin. Offering a brand new environment to explore in the form of the coastal city of Karnaca, Dishonored 2 brings to the table brand new ways to play (read: kill) with a brand new look and feel. Did I mention that it’s all brand new?
If you’ve read anything about Bethesda’s recent change in pre-release policy, you’ll know that even us press-folk only got our hands on the game one day prior to release, so expect the reviews to come flooding in within a few days. What I can tell you is that there have been a few release-day issues for PC users, but also that Bethesda have disseminated some advice regarding temporary work-arounds that you can find in this article (among others).
Provided you’re not on PC, though, you can relax. Corvo, Emily, and the Crown Killer are waiting.
Dishonored 2 is available now on console and PC, priced at roughly GBP £39.99.