While Dishonored: Death of the Outsider will reportedly end the storyline begun in 2012’s Dishonored, the game will introduce a host of new powers and gadgets.
A recent post on Bethesda’s website has outlined the abilities that new protagonist Billie Lurk will gain access to throughout the adventure, revealing ideas both new and updated from the previous games. Notable among the new additions are Rat Whispers, Foresight, and the Hook Mine.
The first is primarily a narrative device, allowing Billie to hear the thoughts of the rats that infest Karnaca, revealing details about the world, as well as secrets and clues that will help during her quest to kill the Outsider. Foresight, meanwhile, pauses time and allows the character to explore levels as a disembodied ghost. The ability will allow players to get an idea of the environment, as well as provide opportunities to mark points of interest. Compared to the passive nature of the previous two skills, the Hook Mine has the potential to tear enemies apart; although primarily intended to subdue NPCs and hide bodies, multiple tools can be used simultaneously, with the magnetic forces working against each other to eviscerate foes.
Other abilities on offer to Billie include Displace, a modified version of Blink and Far Reach that allows the character to switch places with pre-set markers (so long as they are within line-of-sight); Semblance, allowing players to steal the face and body of an NPC and then walk among enemies unmolested; and the Voltaic Gun, which shoots electrified projectiles and can be upgraded to use a range of lethal and non-lethal ammunition types.
Furthermore, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider will include an Original Game + mode, allowing players to revisit the adventure using some of the abilities of Corvo and Emily from last year’s Dishonored 2.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is set for release on September 19 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.