To mark the release of the latest entry in the Dishonored series, Bethesda has released a gory trailer to spark the interest in the game.
The protagonist of this standalone expansion is Billie Lurk, first introduced in The Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored. Back then, she was working for Daud, the assassin who killed the Empress and set the chain of events in the first game in motion.
Now, 15 years later, Billie, along with her mentor, is planning to kill Outsider, the enigmatic god of the Dishonored universe. She is wracked with guilt over her checkered past and seems to think that killing the god who has corrupted so many with the taint of his magic, might bring a measure of justice into the world. The expansion is set in the city of Karnaca, “The Jewel of the South at the Edge of the World”; it is located on the island of Serkonos, at the southernmost end of the Empire.
How do they plan to kill, not only a god, but the very god who granted them their powers, and why exactly are they in Karnaca? Well, we’ll have to play the game to find out.
Aside from the standard stealth and murdery action, Death of the Outsider features something devs have been working on for a while – social stealth. Billie will be able to steal faces using her semblance ability; this will allow her to sneak around in plain sight at the cost of mana. Of course, guards and other NPCs can discover the ruse if you go where your mask isn’t supposed to be or do things they’re not supposed to be doing.
The trailer doesn’t reveal all that much about the game’s story, but it does show off some interesting gameplay mechanics, weapons and powers Billie will be able to employ in her (mad?) quest.