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We want to believe all these Dishonored 2 rumours

Tuesday, 15th July 2014 01:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dishonored 2 will be unveiled at gamescom 2014 and come to PC, PS4 and Xbox One the following year, according to a sudden bevy of whisperers.

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Dishonored 2 is something we’ve ben expecting, as Bethesda has made several noises about the stealth-’em-up becoming a major franchise.

We got quite excited back in March when an alleged E3 slide showed a presentation on a Dishonroed sequel called Darkness of Tyvia. We didn’t think much of it especially when it was joined by a fact sheet, which likewise failed to materialise at E3.

Now, the Dishonored 2 rumour mill has suddenly kicked back into gear. Over the weekend, NowGamer went live with details allegedly leaked by an anonymous insider source.

According to the site’s report Dishonored 2 is in the works at Arkane Lyon, with Harvey Smith as lead. It will star a new protagonist, and although our hero (or anti-hero)’s identity ahs not been confirmed. Arkane reportedly weighed up the possibility of letitng players take the role of empress Emily Kaldwin, suggesting a later time period than the original game.

Unfortunately, the source’s information is at least a year old, so we can’t draw too many conclusions from the information – even assuming we accept its veracity, which you are not obliged to do.

So that’s one set of rumours examined. On to the next: today, we’ve had word via an anonymous email tipster that Dishonored 2: Darkness of Tyvia is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One, likely in November 2015.

The tipster said a reveal is expected at gamescom in August, and supplied the alleged PS4 pre-order boxart above.

We have not verified the tipster’s identity and have to point out that the cover art would be quite easy to mock-up. Do not get too excited. Dishonored 2 is sure to be a thing sooner or later, and while we’re not willing to hazard money on these tip-offs turning out to be true, we’re more than happy to say that the appetite for rumours like this indicates a strong desire for a follow-up to Arkane’s brilliant effort.

We fired off an email to Bethesda, but nobody was available for comment on this matter.

We don’t know what Arkane’s been up to since Dishonored wrapped, but we do know it has been hiring staff to work on PS4 and Xbox One as well as PC and older formats, in case you had any doubt that a major Bethesda release wouldn’t turn up on newer consoles.

Arkane’s US studio has been said to be working on Prey 2 following trouble with original developer Human Head, though; the rumour has surfaced twice, although Bethesda has denied it.

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12 Comments

  1. Dark

    PLEASE BE TRUE!!!11

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Luciferous

    @Dark I second, third and fourth this notion and desire.

    I adored the first, didn’t get round to the DLC, but that can be remedied.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Ekona

    I don’t want to be *that* person, but you’ve got a ton of spelling errors in this article. There’s ben (been), Dishonroed, ahs, letitng etc. Just for info :)

    #3 5 months ago
  4. Obernox

    I really like that box art. Is that a mock up?

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Sham8nix

    Loved the first one def one of the games of the last generation! Would live the second to get out of dunwall though!

    #5 5 months ago
  6. Sham8nix

    Loved the first one def one of the games of the last generation! Would love the second to get out of dunwall though!

    #6 5 months ago
  7. Erthazus

    The first game was okay… Sort of what Thief 4 should have been from the start.
    I hope that they will make better AI and remove abilities such as teleportation and maybe they should implement better stealth mechanics in to the game.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. polygem

    The last few years i´ve been getting less and less kicks out of gaming. We are getting more and more games, more than ever actually but imo, they also disappoint much more frequently.

    I have started playing Dishonored – It is definitely better than the disappointment that AssCreed IV, Far Cry 3, BS Infinite and many more have been but i am still not sure if i will be able to complete it. It all is so samey, so clearly exclusively aimed at a twen demographic.

    Thank the Souls series, DayZ, the Vita, 3DS (Handheld gaming is more enjoyable than console gaming these days imo – The japanese are a clever bunch) and the WiiU. that stuff keeps me hooked. gives me faith in one of my favourite hobbies.

    There are some gems to find.

    Most of the time these aren´t the big AAA games anymore unfortunately.

    If the console games of the new gen will be like the console games of the late last gen…it will be one boring mess of a gen.

    #8 5 months ago
  9. BrownBanana

    Just finished my 3rd playthroug of Dishonored. What an amazing game!!! Please let this be true :)

    I could Imagine, that Bethesda would want to make a sequel. The game sold OK and the critical reviews were great!

    #9 5 months ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    @Ekona Sadly i think the staff also lacks and edit button, just to be equal with us ;-).

    As For this news, i hope is true, bring disonored 2 as well as prey 2, bring those 2, it will make me happy 2.

    #10 5 months ago
  11. frostface

    My only gripe with the original was that we were given all these cool ways to kill people but got punished for doing so. I hope they refine or change that out for the sequel. But yeah I’m all for the sequel.

    #11 5 months ago
  12. Talkar

    If they could figure out how to actually make a proper stealth mechanic, then i would love to see Dishonored 2.

    I absolutely loved the story, setting and pretty much everything apart from the very lousy implemented stealth mechanics, in the first game.

    #12 5 months ago

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