A look at Dishonored 2’s creatively violent kills (that we’re never going to use)

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The sequel to Dishonored, the already epic-looking Dishonored 2, is going to be with us soon and Bethesda Softworks, the studio behind the stealthy/action Victorian steampunk game (with magic) has bestowed on us mere mortals a video detailing some of the more… creative ways there are of dispatching your enemies. Such a shame we’re never going to wind up using them.

But that is because we really enjoyed the challenge of a no-kill traipse through a well-realised fictional world — where there were consequences of leaving a trail of bodies. And you’ll be able to do that again. Or you could turn the world on its head by wiping out enemies in as spectacular a manner as possible. Players in Dishonored 2 will take on the role of either Corvo Attano or Empress Emily Kaldwin and pick either the flamboyant kill antics we see here or a more… subtle approach.

Bethesda’s newest gameplay reveal shows off some of Emily’s kill-combinations. Whether it is linking enemies together using the Domino ability and then using Far Reach to destroy all of them in a Wall of Light, or using the same combination to sacrifice a doppleganger (and lob those pesky enemies off a wall in the process), the Empress has some serious moves on her. She can also switch between dopplegangers and detonate the copy, with hilarious results.

Corvo has a slightly different skillset, with an ability to Bend Time that allows for some elaborate setups (involving a Springrazor trap, a hapless enemy and a collection of others who suddenly find themselves harbouring a human bomb). There’s also a way to steal bodies from strange locations which relies a lot on Bend Time (and a spot of imagination). Should be good for stealth, just not in the way that the video presents it.

The game should be landing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC come 11 November this year. Too bad we’re going full stealth but it’s nice to know that the option for explosive death is there.

Source: Bethesda Softworks (YouTube)

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