Gaming News Round-up - May 3rd, 2016

Dishonored 2 Release Date Announced

Dishonored 2, the follow-up to the 2012 critically-acclaimed Arkane Studios stealth-action game, will be released on November 11.

Officially revealed at last year's Bethesda Studios E3 conference, Dishonored 2 puts players in the shoes of Corvo Attano, the protagonist from the first game, or Emily Kaldwin, the Empress Corvo sought to protect.

Bethesda also announced that they will be debuting the world-premiere gameplay footage of the Dishonored 2 at their E3 conference, starting at 7PM PT on Sunday, June 12.

Additionally, members of the voice cast were revealed, featuring Vincent D'Onofrio and Rosario Dawson (Daredevil), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, Galaxy Quest), and Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham).

Possible Watch Dogs 2 Character Revealed

A possible new main character for the in-development Watch Dogs 2 may have been discovered.

As discovered by NerdLeaks, the above Instagram post - now hidden - appears to suggest Watch Dogs 2 may feature a main protagonist other than Aiden Pearce, the playable character of the first game.

With Ubisoft having confirmed plans to skip the usual Assassin's Creed offering this year, rumors have suggested that Watch Dogs 2 could be revealed at E3 and announced for a holiday release to fill that hole in the production calendar. In a financial report earlier this year, Ubisoft confirmed Watch Dogs 2 would release by the end of Fiscal Year 2017 ending in April of next year.

Expect more to be shown at Ubisoft's E3 conference Monday, June 13, starting at 1PM PT.

Xbox E3 Conference Details

As announced on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft has revealed the first details of their plans for E3, including their conference, scheduled for Monday, June 13, starting at 9:30AM PT.

On their official site, Microsoft highlights that the media briefing will showcase "the newest games, tech and features coming to Xbox One and Windows 10."

Apart from the conference, Xbox Wire announced they will be bringing back Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3. The hour-long live shows will air on Xbox devices, the Xbox Twitch channel and on Tuesday June 14 and Wednesday June 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT. Larry Hryb and Graeme Boyd are set to host and the shows will feature "a variety of guest stars and prominent industry figures."

Additional content will be shown throughout the week, as Xbox is partnering with Twitch for E3. Tune into the Xbox Twitch page during any of the following days/times for behind the scenes features, additional announcements, and gameplay:

  • 12 PM. to 4 PM PT on Tuesday, June 14
  • 10 AM to 4 PM PT on Wednesday, June 15
  • 10 AM to 5 PM PT on Thursday, June 16