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The latest Dishonored 2 trailer went the live action route and turned out to be one of the best pieces of games advertising we've seen in quite a while.
Honestly, as good as games' graphics have gotten these days, it took me a while to grasp that this was a live-action trailer and not just the latest super-pretty look at the upcoming Dishonored 2. I mean, those mechanized baddies are certainly CG, so I wouldn't fault anyone, including myself, for assuming for a while there that the whole thing was just really, really well-done cinematics.
But it's not! No, this is the latest piece of media for Dishonored 2, called "Take back what's yours." And players will be invited to do exactly that when the game finally launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One come Nov. 11.
Coming in at just two minutes, this Dishonored 2 trailer certainly does a great job of setting the stage for the game. We see the protagonists surrounded by enemies and a seriously pissed off lady in a stunning dress. Next up, we're cruising through the alleys in a shroud of fog, with smokey hands racing in front of us to add a pretty rad effect to the whole scene.
More of the series' action-heavy antics unfold in broad daylight, with Emily using her rad smoke-hands to throw a guard through the air before Corvo straight up shanks some dudes.
Dishonored's cast of mechanized meanies are on display again, with Emily going toe-to-toe and blade-to-blade with a pair of the four-armed monstrosities.
Corvo shows off his teleportation abilities before literally getting the drop on another guard while Emily links a bunch of henchmen and, killing one, manages to kill the rest at the same time. Yeah, this is starting to feel like an unfair fight with the advantage heavily favoring the two, rather than the hundred.
Since Emily's kingdom has been taken over by a power-hungry witch, it's appropriate that we see the rightful Empress confront the false ruler before the whole thing fades to black, adding up to a rather fantastic look at Dishonored 2 in flesh and blood.
Just like with the original Dishonored, Bethesda has made it clear that players will be allowed to get creative with their gameplay once again. Whether you're playing as Corvo or Emily, you'll have a lot of options open to you, meaning you can go in with blades, bullets and abilities blazing, or try to take a more sneaky route to your prize.
We're excited to see that the two protagonists look to play very differently in Dishonored 2, though equally deadly. Now all we have to do is wait until Nov. 11 to pay the game for ourselves. Or, if you pre-order the digital version now, you can jump in a full day early. The choice is yours.