Propaganda in Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 is a game that will be released soon to players worldwide. It is a continuation of the story of Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin and the wicked world of the Empire of the Isles.
One of the main reasons for the game’s popularity was the environmental storytelling. We are going to show you how that works in the new Arkane Studios game.

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Creating informative and beautiful propaganda has always been the goal of the developers of the game. The goal was to create something more than posters to cover the walls. It is an important element of the game’s design.

In Dishonored 1, the Lord Regent’s propaganda was based on clear and oppressive slogans. They were inspired by military writing. In Dishonored 2, things were pushed a bit further, as the propaganda became more subtle in the process. Unlike the first part, in the second game there are expensive posters, written in large formats and quantities, announcing projects that will never happen. That shows the government’s style, what they do with money, and the Duke as an indecent tyrant.

Edicts about the Bloodfly Control and Food Ticket Program demonstrate that, as they show hope for the population, but also the real truth of what the government and Duke are like.

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If you played the first part of the game, you surely remember the products that could be sold, such as canned jellied eels or whale meat in tomato sauce. This trend was continued in Dishonored 2, but it is taken up a level, so you feel as if you’re in a spa resort on the Bay of Karnaca. Logos for the local brand of cigars and imported beverages are painted on the walls.There are posters and shops in the game and they are common and can be found everywhere, but the most important thing is that they are put in the right context.

The world of Dishonored 2 will be as immersive as it can be, leaving us to impatiently wait for the game to be released on November 11th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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