The latest trailer has been released for Arkane Studios’ Dishonored 2 ahead of its launch next week, this time taking an in-depth look at co-protagonist Corvo and why the studio decided to give the assassin his own voice in the stealth RPG sequel.
Set 15 years after the events of the first game, Corvo’s primary concern this time around is protecting his daughter Emily, who has seen fit to follow in her father’s footsteps by becoming an assassin.
Due to the way in which Dishonored 2‘s narrative is structured this time around and the close relationship shared by its two playable characters, Arkane has taken the opportunity to give Corvo his own voice.
“He’s seen a lot and is still facing these crazy threats to the throne and to the empire,” says director Harvey Smith in the video, before adding that the developer simply “wanted to see what Corvo felt like with a voice.”
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Unlike Emily, who’s young and not as seasoned as her father, Corvo’s a man who’s got a lot of experience under his belt, and Arkane sees him as “a man reflecting on the winter of his life.”
The differing personalities of each silent killer are reflected in not just their dialogue, but their abilities. Where as Emily’s mystical repotoire revolves around shadows and offence, Corvo’s more manipulative and refined in comparison.
With the anticipated sequel now just over a week away, Arkane has revealed the minimum and recommended specs for the PC version of Dishonored 2, which you can see below.
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 2 GB/AMD Radeon HD 7970 3 GB or better
Storage: 60 GB
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-8350 or better
Memory: 16 GB RAM
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6 GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB or better
Storage: 60 GB
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Dishonored 2 launches November 11 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.