A new trailer for Thief has been released along with a new blog post by Eidos producer Stephane Roy. In his post on Playstation.com, Stephane announced that “after litres of coffee and buckets of sweat” Thief was finally finished and is ready for its release date later this month.
The epic new trailer gives us great insight into how the game will play and what we can expect to do once we get our own copies. The trailer first sets the scene by showing us a desolate town that is oppressed by those who rule it. The only person who can save it is the reluctant master thief, Garrett. From here we are shown many of the features that will appear in the game such as using the shadows to hide yourself, making use of different arrows to act as both weapons and tools to clear your path, and using your climbing abilities to outmaneuver guards. The trailer also reveals that whilst killing your enemies is certainly an option, you can complete the entire game without taking a single life.
In his post, Stephane wrote that the developers had made an effort to honour the history of the franchise whilst at the same time connecting with the gamers of today. He continued to write that old school Thief fans will be relieved to see that the game hasn’t been dumbed down and won’t be easy for those who like a challenge. There will be a lot of options available to the player so he/she can play to their own preferred style. The HUD can be tweaked to the point where you have nothing filling up your screen except what you’re looking at whilst hardcore gamers can try Iron Man mode which will restart your whole game when you die. He pointed out that the reverse is true for players who are more interested in the gameplay and story than hardcore stealth mechanics.
Check out Stephane’s post here.
Thief will be available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on February 25th in the US, February 27th in Australia and February 28th in Europe.