A sequel to Arkane's successful stealth adventure Dishonored seemed like a no-brainer, but all we've had to go on thus far are rumors about a potential follow-up. Now, a new batch of information has surfaced, reportedly giving us a hint as to what to expect from Dishonored 2.

The new rumors first popped up on Now Gamer, where a source reportedly close to Dishonored 2's development revealed the first details on what might be in store for the sequel. Dishonored 2 is believed to be in development at Arkane Lyon, under the direction of Harvey Smith, who served as one of the creative directors on the first entry. There are also suggestions that former protagonist Corvo would be replaced, which given his death would make sense, and the new main character would be Emily Kaldwin. Portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz in the original game, Emily is the young daughter of the assassinated empress Corvo rescues from the clutches of the new evil regime.

The source also suggests the sequel would take place beyond the reaches of the first game, and allow players to explore more beyond the walls of Dunwall. It's reasonable to expect some of the other locales mentioned in Dishonored, such as Tyvia, Morley and Serkonos, could play a part, though it's not clear just where Dishonored 2 will take place just yet. It's also believed the game would arrive on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, given some recent hiring notices at Arkane, however, the possibility of the game coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 shouldn't be ruled out just yet either.

This is not the first time Dishonored 2 rumors have surfaced, as it was speculated Arkane and Bethesda would have something to show at E3 this past June. However, that rumor did not materialize, and now the next best hope is for Bethesda to debut the first details at Gamescom this August. As these rumors will likely go unsubstantiated for some time, take them with all the grains of salt you must. Still, a sequel to Dishonored would be a welcome one, and we look forward to the day it actually happens.