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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So wait... this is a continuation of the Thief series or a reboot? Some people have said continuation, others a reboot. There's no Hammerites, there's no Trickster minions, and the whole reason why Garrett is a badass thief (the keepers) seems to be missing and you're just... a badass thief.
That being said, I actually really like the art direction of city in the new cinematic. It looks like a city I'd like to run amok in. On the flip side, the guards look... anachronistic. They're like early 1600's and everyone else is like 1870. I'd have spent more time making them look a little more in-fashion or a little more ceremonial like the Swiss Guard if they were going to be anachronisms.
Garrett however looks like a fucking anime ninja now and I'm totally uninterested in him as a protagonist.
The story however sounds like shit. It actually sounds like a direct ripoff of the themes in Bioshock Infinite. Industrialist/rich fuck on one hand, "man of the people" on the other, and big twist I'm sure the "man of the people" is going to turn out to be a fuckhead.
And since they're pitching Garrett as "robin hood" now, he's going to develop a conscience and become a hero of the people by opposing both sides and forging his own solution. And then at the end of the game he'll toss that all aside to go back to robbing rich fucks and keeping the profits.
If it turns out like that I'm going to vomit through my eyes, but that's what it's looking like.