If any one impression of a Dishonored array deserved a standalone expansion, it’s a uber-cool ex-Whalers major Billie Lurk. Revealed during Bethesda’s E3 conference on Sunday, Death of a Outsider sees Lurk partner with former comrade-in-chief Daud—”The Knife of Dunwall”—as they tract to murder a suggested black-eyed abnormal being.
Naturally, this means new weapons, gadgets and, many interestingly, new unusual powers. In review with IGN, Arkane’s Harvey Smith discussed Billie’s supposed ‘displace’ ability, that appears to be her particular take on a game’s iconic blink maneuver, as a pierce that lets her pierce between and by walls.
“It’s engaging strategically, these games are secrecy games or high in fight games though of march we can proceed all in many opposite ways. Billie’s categorical mobility energy is called ‘displace’,” says Smith. “If we review a comics there’s a spirit that what happens in Dishonored 2 does something around her in time. Like, she both is in one state and in another during a same time, that causes kind of a exaggeration around her.
“Displace is a energy where she can suppose being where she’s during now or somewhere else and afterwards select to go there. What that means as a actor is that we leave a pen in a universe and afterwards we can go about your business and do whatever we wish and during any indicate switch with that marker.”
Smith afterwards explains that’s accurately what Billie is adult to in a trailer below, where she’s placed a pen in a hallway, awaits her enemy to spin around and afterwards displaces to that location.
Interestingly, Smith also says Billie hasn’t been noted by The Outsider and that her powers come pleasantness of artefacts, an eye-mounted Eye of a Dead God contraption, a “void-esque” arm that’s done adult of pieces of a void, and a blade that was creatively used to scapegoat The Outsider.
What’s more, Smith says that on completing Death of a Outsider players mount to enter something called “original diversion plus” whereby Billie is versed with Emily and Corvo’s skillset from a bottom game.
Here’s IGN’s talk with Harvey Smith in full: