Stealth ‘em up games, like Dishonored, Hitman, and Assassin’s Creed, are great fun to play. With characters who slink, sneak, skulk, and stab rather than shoot, our protagonists are as flexible morally as they are physically. We’re going to be getting a new addition to the genre, or rather, a reboot of an old classic. Thanks to Eidos Montreal, the Thief series will be getting a much-desired makeover…
…But not until 2015. That’s because EM has been taking its time, as you’ll see in the Game Informer video, below.
According to a Square Enix press release,
“We’re handling a precious gemstone with THIEF. Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence which we have excellent experience of doing at Eidos Montréal, whilst also introducing THIEF to a brand new, next-generation, audience,” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos Montréal. “Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, the master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.”
In Thief, our antihero, Garrett, will have to use his wits to navigate the City, a dark steampunk world (what, you thought Dishonored was unique?) with a dash of medieval Europe.
We’ll also need our wits to navigate Garrett: Although Square Enix did not outright call this game “open world,” there are multiple paths to choose from.
And I’m sure all of them are sneaky and skulky.
Thief, which hasn’t seen an entry since 2004, will be released on high-end PCs, the PS4, and the next-generation Xbox, colloquially known as the Xbox 720.
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