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To really understand Dishonored 2, you’ll need to play it twice, says dev

by Joey Davidson | September 26, 2016September 26, 2016 4:30 pm PST

So nice you played it twice? Arkane Studios seems to hope that’s the cause for Dishonored 2.

In an interview with Finder, Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith cleared up a little confusion regarding how choosing to play as either Emily or Corvo will work in Dishonored 2. It’s not a choice that happens multiple times over the course of the game, despite what gamers might think.

Here’s Smith when asked if players will choose between Emily or Corvo at the start of each mission.

I’m so glad you asked that as we have somehow miscommunicated how it works. At the beginning of the game you play as Emily for a moment; so you see Emily no matter what. Then there is a branching moment and you choose either Corvo or Emily, and you are stuck with that for the rest of the game. So you could be Emily all the way to the end, improving her powers and investing in low or high chaos, or you could be Corvo. And the other character doesn’t walk along with you or anything like that; you leave them behind. So you are committed to one or the other.

Smith goes on to talk about the replayable nature of this sequel, even suggesting that players will likely “only see 25% of the game” if they only play it once. In order to “understand Dishonored 2,” Smith offers that you’ll need to play it twice.

Will you?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...