A Brand New Protagonist, and Voiced Corvo
Corvo Attano was the main character of the first Dishonored, and he’s making a return. Corvo was on a quest to exonerate himself form the false accusation of killing the Empress in the first game, as well as to take back the throne so Emily Kaldwin could assume her rightful role. During the first game, you find out that Corvo was in a relationship with the Empress, and Emily is actually his daughter.
In Dishonored 2, which takes place 15 years after the first game, you’ll have the option of playing as either Emily or Corvo. The two characters will have slightly different abilities, and the story will play out a little differently as well, although the end goal stays the same. There is, however, a system that returns from the first game known as Chaos that can alter the story. Choosing the non-lethal route and not killing enemies will result in low Chaos and a more intact world state, whereas killing enemies willy-nilly will result in more Chaos and a more broken world state.
To top things off, Corvo himself will be voiced, providing more character and context for the story. Stephen Russel, known for his voice work as Nick Valentine in Fallout 4, will be providing his talents for Corvo. At the same time, Erica Luttrell, who plays Sapphire on Steven Universe, will be voicing Emily.