Dishonored 2 Gets A Live-Action Trailer

The closest thing so far to a Dishonored movie.

Bethesda and Arkane Studios are pulling out all the stops when it comes to getting fans hyped up for their upcoming sequel, Dishonored 2. Now that fans have been treated to several different trailers and video walkthroughs showing Dishonored 2 in action, the next logical step is a full-on narrative-driven trailer complete with real-life actors and CGI effects.

The trailer manages to condense the entire narrative of the game down into a two-minute live action montage. First, viewers see protagonists Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin making a daring escape after the evil witch Delilah steals Emily’s title as Empress of Dunwall. Emily and Corvo then stalk the streets of Dunwall and the new city setting of Karnaca, taking down both human opponents and clockwork warriors using stealth, conventional weaponry, and the dark gifts granted to them by the Outsider.

Lastly, we see Emily returning to her throne room to confront Delilah as voiceover narrative from Emily promises that, one way or another, she will have her revenge. Overall, the trailer actually looks really good, featuring decent (if brief) fight scenes, accurate renditions of the game’s signature clothing and weaponry, and even some passable CGI for the supernatural powers and clockwork soldiers. Plus, until the day when a major Hollywood studio decides to consider it, the trailer is about as close as we’re ever going to get to an actual Dishonored movie.

For more on Dishonored 2, which launches on November 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, be sure to check out our previous coverage of the game’s Thrilling Escapes and Memorable Missions videos.     

Nate Hohl

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