Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios‘ upcoming action-adventure stealth role-playing game, Dishonored 2 is out on Friday and we received the launch trailer for the game.

Dishonored 2 Launch Trailer

Additionally, Bethesda provided hints and tips to help you get started with the game:

  • If you played the first Dishonored, why not play as Emily during your first playthrough of Dishonored 2? She’s the new playable character and has a completely different suite of supernatural abilities to Corvo.
  • Always look around for alternate pathways: side alleys, back doors, unlocked windows, overhead balconies, rooftops, tunnels (for rats), or waterducts (for fish).
  • Play through our little Tutorial to get a feel for the mechanics. It also sets up the fiction a bit.
  • Note that for almost all the combat moves, we’ve added nonlethal versions. (Combat choke, drop attack, slide takedown, et al.) You can play the entire game without killing.
  • Change difficulty whenever you want. If you’re an advanced player or really into stealth, play on Hard.
  • Give the stealth approach a shot. Sneaking, playing nonlethally, or even ghosting the missions adds even more tension and drama to situations.
  • Our stealth model is mostly based on enemy view cones and occlusion. Darkness only matters at a distance, making you more hidden. Up close, enemy facing and field of view matters most. (Stay behind them or behind something that blocks their line of sight.)
  • Don’t forget to lean! If your body is behind something like a wall, you can lean out to peek ahead.
  • Look up! Go vertical when you can, along ledges, rooftops, pipes, etc. You can often sneak past an encounter that way or find an alternate entry or path.
  • Unless you’re trying to get a Ghost Achievement for never being detected, resist the temptation to immediately load a save if you get busted while playing stealth. Play it out and see what happens.
  • Distract enemies with sound by throwing a bottle or setting an alarm clock.
  • Eavesdrop on unaware enemies to absorb more information related to the world and the events unfolding around you. Sometimes eavesdropping updates your objectives. (Similarly, listen to street speaker announcements and read posted signs.)
  • Often characters have follow-up lines if you hang out and listen to them (or click on them further). You’ll absorb more about the world this way.
  • Use the Heart to locate Runes and Bonecharms. It will also speak, giving you more details about the history of a location, or about characters in the world.
  • Don’t forget to assign your Bonecharms. Review them periodically. And this time, you can create your own via Bonecharm Crafting.
  • If you’ve played the game once or twice, and you really want a new experience, play the game without supernatural powers. (Say “no” to the Outsider.)
  • You can turn off the HUD UI, including goal markers. If you’re a minimalist, experiment with that.
  • Set your brightness so the blacks are really black. The game looks better. (Check out the calibration options screen.)
  • Quicksave is your friend.

“Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios.

Delilah, a mad witch armed with powerful black magic, has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance.

As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power.

Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.”

Dishonored 2 launches worldwide on November 11, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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