New this week for Xbox One: Dishonored 2, Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers

Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 (Image credit: Bethesda)

A new week of Xbox One (opens in new tab) releases is here, kicking off the month of November with a small range of titles. This week's lineup is headlined by Dishonored 2, which inherits a number of mechanics from the first game paired with a new narrative focusing on Emily Kaldwin. Other notable releases include Cartoon Network's side-scrolling brawler game Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers and 10tons' shoot 'em up Xenoraid.

Our top pick this week:

Dishonored 2

This week's biggest launch is Dishonored 2, taking players back the supernatural world originally introduced back in 2011. Expanding beyond the city of Dunwall, the game takes place in the wind-powered city of Karnaca, where parasitic 'Bloodflies' and city guards roam the streets.

Dishonored 2's gameplay mostly derives from the original game, giving players a wide array of supernatural power and tools. Like the first title, Dishonored 2's most unique aspect is its focus on player choice and how this affects the surrounding world. Whether you go in guns blazing or without harming a soul, Dishonored 2's story will unfold depending on your actions as a player.

For the first time, players will also get the choice of playing as two separate characters - Empress Emily Kaldwin or her father and protector, Corvo Attano. Continuing on from the events of the first game, players must reclaim power after an "otherworldly usurper" steals the throne.

Dishonored 2 releases on Friday, November 11, 2016. If you choose to pre-order ahead of launch, a remastered version of the first game will also be provided for free on Xbox One.

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Other releases this week:

Tuesday, November 8

What about you?

What are you looking forward to this week? Are there any games you're looking to pick up? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Hopefully Dishonored 2 can live up to the first one, it is one of the better AAA titles in recent history.
  • Dishonored was one of the AAA titles? What standard does a game have to meet to get that classification? Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the game after getting it for free (thank you XBL Gold!), but did it really have the marketing behind it like 2 is getting? Much less games like GoW, Battlefield, or CoD.
  • AAA doesn't mean marketing.
  • Then my question still remains... What does AAA mean? I thought that AAA was the gaming equivalent to blockbuster movies. Lots of budget and lots of marketing.
  • Well to be honest marketing does play a part, but a bigger part of it is budget, AAA title are high budget games.
  • Alright, good to know, thanks.
  • I prordered Dishonoured 2, I'm looking forward to it.
  • I like the Cartoon Network Battlecrashers. Been having fun with it. Just wish they would have had it so you can play with friends online. I will be picking up Dishonored 2. I really liked the first one.