NYCC Dishonored 2 Demo: First Impressions and Gameplay Footage

The upcoming Dishonored 2 will make you feel right at home if you played the first Dishonored.

During New York Comic Con, I was able to get a hands-on demo with Arkane Studio's Dishonored 2. If you played the first Dishonored, you will feel right at home when you get your hands on the sequel.

The main difference between the first Dishonored and Dishonored 2 is your choice to play as Emily or Corvo. Emily, if you have forgotten, is the daughter of the Empress that was killed in the beginning of Dishonored. She is now the former Empress of Dunwall. 

The video below shows my gameplay from The Clockworth Manor. It is a unique level in the game that has different ways you can play it. The video starts with the Emily version of the gameplay ,and switches to Corvo at the 35 minute mark. 

The game plays and feels great, just like the first one. Visually, it looked amazing. And players don't have to worry about missing parts of the story if they choose one character over the other. Whether you choose Emily or Corvo, the campaign is the same minus a few changes in the dialogue. Corvo has the same abilities from the first game and Emily has her own set of abilities that will help you get through the missions.

It's great to see that the stealth aspect of the game is most certainly there. In fact, you could play the whole game without alerting any of the enemies in it. 

The Clockworth Manor mission is a unique one. During the mission, there are little pieces of each room that can change that will help you make progress. The mansion is a big puzzle that made it a lot of fun to play and will let you complete the mission in different ways. According to co-Creative Director Harvey Smith, this is the only mission that would have the puzzle feel to it. Clockworth Manor will be about a third of the way into the game when it releases. 

Dishonored 2 comes out in under a month on November 11. It will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. If you loved the first Dishonored, you will feel right at home with Dishonored 2.

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Published Oct. 18th 2016

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