Dishonored 2 is an upcoming action-adventure stealth role-playing video game being developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The sequel to Dishonored, it is expected to be released in the first or second quarter of 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
After playing as Empress Emily Kaldwin during the prologue of the game; players can decide whether to play as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, respectively the princess and the protagonist from Dishonored. Players can also choose whether or not to play stealthily, and can finish the game without killing. The developers have stated that there will be a 'third' path, although its purpose for now is unknown. Like in the original game, the player works to save the Empire of the Isles, but from an "otherworldly usurper". Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin will each undergo the same set of missions, although both will have different perspectives, react and execute it differently, which allows for higher replay value. Corvo Attano will retain his supernatural powers from the original game, although it is confirmed that there is room for more upgrades as well as it being more 'deepened and extended'. A more enhanced upgrading system will also be in place, such as an upgrade skill tree. Emily Kaldwin will be embraced with a new set of powers such as 'Far Reach' which allows the player to travel further distances without physical movement, similar to Corvo's 'Blink' power from the original game. The developers have also confirmed that the game will be more difficult and challenging than its predecessor, as well as a wider variety of options and settings to enhance the difficulty for the player and the game itself, such as being seen by guards while peering behind a wall for a stated period of time.