Eidos-Montréal®, a part of Square Enix Europe, the award-winning studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution, have unveiled THIEF for PC, PlayStation 4, and other next generation consoles. THIEF is a reinvention of a franchise that helped define an entire genre of games.
The reboot of the Thief series takes Garret back to the fantasy/Steam-punk world where almost everything is up for grabs. If it’s shiny and not bolted to the floor (and even then) a master thief will get to work. Based around stealth and gadgetry with a hint of magic, the original Thief series set the stage years in advance for stealth games like Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed.
Once again players will need to keep to the shadows and listen to their environment to get around unnoticed. Violence is usually a last resort. THIEF boasts more choice for the player with a number of possible paths and approaches to levels.
The money you make from being a master thief will help you buy supplies and equipment between missions. The main stock of Garrett’s trade is the trusty blackjack, used to knock people unconscious, a compound bow and a claw for all sorts of grappling.
There is a rising tide of fear in ‘The City’. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change.
Into this shadowy world steps Garrett, THE master thief in a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose their path through the game’s levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge.
“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.”
The Thief reboot looks to contain some of favourite gadgets and weapons from previous games with a few new ones to keep it interesting. From Shooting water arrows with a compound bow to setting explosives with a trip wire this
Time has moved on. Power has shifted. New greed replaces the old.
But to remain free in The City of chains – that is still the greatest prize.
First I stole to survive… then I survived to steal.
I am one man; I hear your secrets, see your hidden truths.
I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night. You will not see me coming.
I am Garrett….What’s yours is mine.
So if you were looking for some kind of Deus Ex: Human Revolution cross with Dishonored then keep an eye out for the THIEF.
THIEF will be available in 2014 for PC and PlayStation 4. It is also planned for other next-generation consoles. THIEF promises to provide many choices for players, but do Choices in Video Games always work out?