Speaking of crazy acrobatics, Dishonored 2 is set to release sometime this spring—though here it’s less “parkour for parkour’s sake” and more “parkour so you can stab some guy in the neck.” Ah, video games.
Dishonored 2 will once again plop you into the whale-oiled boots of assassin Corvo Attano (or Empress Emily Kaldwin, if you so desire) on a quest to root out and presumably kill some ne’er-do-wells. Whether you do that stealthily, teleporting between cover and waiting for guards to pass, or run in and kill everyone—well, that’s up to you. That freedom is part of what made the original Dishonored so great.
The other part was the world itself, with Victorian-era seediness coated in a thick layer of whale oil. I’m thrilled to go back.