Dishonored 'Knife of Dunwall' Gameplay Analysis

Bethesda and Arcane Studios have released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall DLC and it's got a lot of information packed into a pretty small amount of space. To help you dissect the new gameplay video, we're taking an in-depth look at what exactly Bethesda is showing us here.

The majority of the trailer focuses on the story that the Knife of Dunwall DLC is telling. The gameplay opens up on the rooftops in Dunwall, as Daud and his band of mercenaries known as The Whalers approach the location of the Empress. In Dishonored, of course, this is the location that you are standing with the Empress before Daud and the Whaler incapacitate you and slaughter the Empress.

Narrated by Daud, we hear the regret in his voice for his crimes, foreshadowing the journey for atonment that Knife of Dunwall will feature.

From here on out, most of these locations are new to Dishonored and will likely be the environments that Daud traverses in Knife of Dunwall. At around 0:55, we get our first glimpse of a new enemy. The weapon he wields appears at first glance to be a chain gun, but as you can see at 1:20 in the gameplay above, it actually has a circular blade attached to the end of it and looks to be pretty fierce.


At 1:05, you can see our first look at one of Daud's new weapons which appears to be a wrist-mounted crossbow. Daud takes down an enemy from quite a great distance away but the weapon can also be used for close-quarters assassinations from behind as is evidenced later in this video. It appears that right after that scene, Daud uses a new Power but we aren't able to discern what it does from this trailer.

Once the trailer hits 1:40, you're going to want to start paying close attention as we get a lot of information in rapid succession.

Right off the bat, we see the close-quarters use of the wrist crossbow as Daud silently takes out a guard. That is followed up pretty quickly with what appears to be a new Power in which Daud summons a Whaler to assist him in combat? It's hard to say but that's what it looks like to our eyes. This is at the 1:48 mark, so feel free to chime in and let us know if you see something different.

At 1:52 we see a new piece of equipment that seems to work like the Spring Razor except that it appears to emit electric charges into enemies rather than razor wires of death.

Finally, at 1:55, we get a look at what appears to be a new character animation and it's a pretty brutal one. Daud disables the mans firing arm with his knife before turning the enemies gun upon himself. The trailer ends before the gun goes off, but we don't think Daud was messing around.

What did you notice about the latest Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall trailer? Chances are we missed something, so go right ahead and post up a comment so we can edit this analysis.



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