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PC Game Guide

Dishonored 2 – Everything you need to know

  • Developed by Arkane Studios
  • Published by Bethesda
  • Voice actors include Stephen Russell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Sam Rockwell, Erica Luttrell
  • Release date 11 November 2016
  • You will be able to play as two protagonists.
  • The game is between 12-20 hours long
Dishonored 2 unmasks 11 November release date

Bethesda’s top selling franchise is set to continue with Dishonored 2 which was officially announced back in June 2015.

The game is being developed by Arkane and published by Bethesda.

Last updated: 2 November 2016.

Setting

It appears that Dishonored 2 will be largely set in Karnaca, the capital city of Serkonos “a major metropolis where cultures and customs from all over the Empire are integrated into daily life.” Serkonos is something of a tourist destination for the wealthy in Dishonored’s universe. It also has its own ‘Grand Guard’ police force/militia.

reviewed and updatedCharacters

You’ll be playing as either Emily or Corvo – and both will have different sets of powers and abilities. Doing a “no kill” run was confirmed as possible.

With dual protagonists, players select one of either Emily or Corvo near the start of the game (presumably after having the chance to play with both for a bit) and then finish the game with that character. Arkane’s Harvey Smith commented:

“You choose one character near the start and finish the game”

Corvo is going to be saying things this time. He’s a voiced protagonist in Dishonored 2. Smith says Arkane liked how the (voiced) Daud DLC worked out. Emily will be voiced too.

Talent

Corvo (who was silent for the original game) will be voiced by Stephen Russell, of Thief: The Dark Projectseries fame. This is rather appropriate, given how many nods and design inspirations for Dishonored came from the older Looking Glass Studios titles. Now Garrett will practically be showing up in the sequel.

The other voice talent is more familiar from recent pop-culture series’ like Daredevil and Game of Thrones. From the former, you have Vincent D’Onofrio (Fisk/Kingpin) as the Duke of Serkono, and Rosario Dawson (Claire) as Captain of a vessel called the Dreadful Wale. From the latter, Pedro Pascal (Oberyn), who’ll be playing the leader of a gang called the Howlers.

They also managed to get Sam Rockwell (Moon, Galaxy Quest), and Jaime Hector (The Wire). Plus, in a slightly surprising move since the original voice actor narrated the E3 ‘reveal’ trailer, a re-cast Outsider. He’ll now be voiced by Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham). Mind you, since the Outsider is a trickster a change of voice isn’t too out of character.

Finally, co-protagonist Emily Kaldwin will now be voiced by Erica Luttrell, who is brilliantly credited as being best known for something called The Magic School Bus. This is another re-cast; possibly in order to differentiate between younger and older Emily.

How long is the game?

According to Harvey Smith, the game will be 12-20 hours long.

Trailers and Gameplay

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System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
  • 8 GB RAM; 60 GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB or better
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation.
Recommended:
  • Windows 10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-8350 or better
  • 16 GB RAM; 60 GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB or better
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation.
PC Drivers
  • NVIDIA: 375.70
  • AMD: 16.10.2

PC Advanced Settings

The PC version of Dishonored 2 will include a broad range of options that will allow players to tune their experience based on personal preference or hardware capabilities.Below you will find a list of expected advanced PC settings. A few noteworthy features include: uncapped framerate, support for multiple monitors, adjustable FOV, Ansel support for awesome 360 screenshots and, of course, rat and bloodfly shadows.Visual Settings
  • Adaptive Resolution
  • Gamma
  • Window Mode / Borderless / Fullscreen
  • V-Synch
  • Texture Details
  • Models Details
  • Environmental Details
  • Antialiasing
  • Rat Shadows
  • Bloodfly Shadows
  • Water Quality
  • Shadow Quality
  • View Distance
  • Video Card Selection
  • Resolution
  • Monitor Selection
  • Field of Vision
Hardware NVidia Specifics
  • HBAO+
  • TXAA
  • Surround technology
  • Ansel


Read about this game

  • Dishonored 2 Game Update 2 going live today
  • Dishonored 2 PC gets Game Update 2 beta patch
  • Dishonored 2 Custom Difficulty and Iron Mode releases next week
  • Dishonored 2 PC beta gets New Game Plus; mission select later
  • Dishonored 2 PC beta patch 1.3 released
  • Dishonored 2 Patch 1.2 Technical Review
  • PC Gaming’s Biggest Launch Blunders of 2016
  • Dishonored 2 PC patch 1.2 beta now available
  • Dishonored 2 getting New Game + and custom difficulty levels next month
  • Dishonored 2 PC patch 1.1 available now in Steam beta
  • Dishonored 2 Review
  • Dishonored 2 retail sales down 38% on Dishonored
  • Dishonored 2 patch in “coming days”
  • Dishonored 2 PC best performance note posted – Arkane investigating issues
  • Dishonored 2 PC Technical Review
  • AMD Crimson 16.11.3 hotfix drivers released for Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored 2 gets an action-packed launch trailer
  • Dishonored 2 PC system requirements. Pre-loading next week.
  • Emily Kaldwin is the focus of the new Dishonored 2 video
  • Dishonored 2 gets a live action trailer
  • Have I missed anything? Please let me know in the comments below. This page is updated when new information is released.

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    • Redglyph

      Thanks for gathering all the info!

      I’m pretty sure they made a great job, what really concerns me is what Bethesda has made of this, and especially regarding the DRM. Among others, I’ve seen reports that Denuvo was to be used for the DRM protection (as in “protection of the protection” – this is getting ridiculous), and if that is the case I’m boycotting this one as all the others. Those guys are too opaque and coming from such a background that I’m not taking that risk, nor am I going to participate to their success, so small a part would that be.

      Has anyone got solid info on that? Bethesda themselves are completely unhelpful on the matter and unwilling to provide any information (I suppose this should be in the licence terms once it’s available).