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If you’ve been on the fence about attending this year’s EGX conference at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham then Bethesda and Arkane Studios might just sweeten the deal for you. The publisher has announced that Dishonored 2 will be playable for the public on the show floor. 

If you’re neither willing nor able (or a combination of the two) to travel to the UK for EGX, Arkane Studios have you covered as well! The devs will hold a developer session at EGX where Arkane Studios art director Sebastien Mitton will go into detail about the studio’s artistic approach to the stylized world of Dishonored 2. This session is open to the public attending EGX but will also be live streamed via the EGX Twitch channel. The developer session will be held on the 22nd of this month at 4 pm BST (time zone converter can be found over here).

We’re thrilled that Bethesda has chosen EGX as the venue to bring Dishonored 2 to consumers for the very first time. 

It’s a further demonstration of the growing importance of EGX on the global stage.

David Lilley, EGX Managing Director

Dishonored 2 will continue the story set in motion in the first game, and follows the exploits of Corvo Attano (Dishonored‘s protagonist) and Emily Kaldwin, the former empress of Dunwall. Set 15 years after the events of the first game Dishonored 2 sees the two protagonists attempt to restore Emily to the throne after an “otherworldly” usurper dethrones Emily. Players will once again be given free reign over how they want to complete the missions and gives the player a choice of sneakily completing objectives, killing everyone who stands in your way or via a combination of the 2. The mysterious Outlander, who gave Corvo his powers in the first game, will also be returning as a support character who grants Corvo and Emily a variety of supernatural powers to use during their mission. 

If you want to go to EGX you’ll have to be quick. Saturday tickets are already sold out at the time of writing this but there are still tickets available for Friday and Sunday. You can book your tickets by going here

Dishonored 2 is scheduled to release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 11.

What do you think of this news? If you were on the fence about going to EGX, has this changed your mind? 

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Chris Anderson

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I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.