‘Dishonored 2’ launch trailer sets the stage for Emily’s revenge

Gabe Gurwin
Digital Trends
‘Dishonored 2’ launch trailer sets the stage for Emily’s revenge
Emily Kaldwin has been removed from her throne, but she isn't going down without a fight. Dishonored 2 is out on Friday on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and a day early for anyone who pre-ordered a copy.

Corvo Attano exacted his revenge in the original Dishonored, and it will soon be Emily Kaldwin’s turn to do the same, complete with new supernatural abilities and a new land to explore. In the game’s launch trailer, the mysterious Outsider — who provided Corvo with his powers — sets the stage for Emily’s tale.

“Look around you. You haven’t been watching the dark corners of the world,” the Outsider says to Emily. “Maybe living in a palace has made you soft.”

No sooner do the words leave her mouth does Delilah Kaldwin, the “lost sister” of diseased empress Jessamine Kaldwin, approach the throne and confront Emily as she’s flanked by several robotic guards.

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Delilah was originally featured in the original Dishonored‘s DLC, particularly The Brigmore Witches. During this time, however, she went by the name “Delilah Copperspoon.”

“I’m here to relieve you of your crown,” Delilah says. We then see Corvo turn to stone as a spell bursts from the floor — it appears that this will be the narrative conceit that stops both Corvo and Emily from going on missions together.

Of course, Emily isn’t about to take this coup lying down. We see her burst through the ceiling of a seaside building and begin a merciless slaughter, killing her enemies with her blade, gun, “bloodflies,” and other supernatural abilities. We also see her use an object to switch between two separate timelines, each populated by different characters.

“How many of your own subjects are you ready to slaughter?” the Outsider asks.

This question was one of the fundamental themes of the original game, where killing would have a significant impact on events that occurred in missions, as well as the narrative’s conclusion. Perhaps we’ll receive our answer soon.

“We’ll be face to face soon … Delilah,” mutters Emily.

Dishonored 2 is out this Friday, November 11, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Pre-ordering the game gets you access a day early.