The GamesCom trailer
for Thief is a cinematic look at the upcoming reboot, setting the Robin
Hood-style story line of the upcoming stealth/action game, depicting Garrett's role in the uprising of the proletariat. The clip also concludes with
an official release date for the game, saying it's coming to stores on February
25, 2014. Word is:
London (16, August 2013) – Square Enix® and
Eidos-Montréal™, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus
Ex: Human Revolution® today announced that THIEF™ will be released for Windows
PC, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 25th February 2014 in
North America and 28th February 2014 in Europe and PAL territories.
“This city will not die with the old and the poor holding it back. The time has
come for a new future” -Baron Northcrest
“No more will our homes be taken and our families starved. This City belongs to
the people. We must seize it back.” -Orion
Garrett the Master Thief is entangled in the growing layers of conflict between
Baron Northcrest and the oppressed masses led by Orion, the voice of the people.
In a City on the brink of revolution, Garrett’s skills are all he can trust as
he walks the fine line between politics and the people.
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Eh... I'm a bit concerned about some of the design choices in the new game. Contextual jumping and rope arrows? Forced non-stealth segments for the sake of being "cinematic"? These clash directly with the pillars of the series and seem like completely unnecessary "accommodations" to appease casual gamers. The success of DX:HR and Dishonored have proven that gamers enjoy having agency.