The lights are on
Eidos Montreal has been working for years to reboot the classic
stealth series Thief, and the fruits of its labor will finally be revealed
in issue 240 of Game Informer Magazine.
Our April cover story is a world-exclusive look at this next-generation stealth title. Series hero Garrett returns to the
Gothic, industrial metropolis known simply as the City to steal any and
everything that will make him richer. Unfortunately, the City is broiling with social tension as it is ravaged by a plague and lorded over by a political tyrant known as the Baron. In order to survive his adventures, Garrett will have to pay attention to his environment and make use of the may possible paths through each of the game's levels.
Square Enix plans to release Thief for PS4 and PC sometime in 2014, but the game is also planned for other next-gen consoles. Check out our coverage trailer for a taste of all the
content you can look forward to absorbing over the next month.
Also in the issue, we take a look at Sony's PlayStation 4 as well as
Bungie's follow up to Halo, a new sci-fi series called Destiny. We also
research the harsh realities of mobile development and learn about the challenges small teams face when making a game. Ubisoft let us check out its new pirate game, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. We poke fun at the entire industry
with our annual Game Infarcer feature, and then take an exclusive look
at Trion Worlds and Syfy's MMO/TV show experiment Defiance. It's a lot
of content, but don't forget to check out our classic feature on
Pitfall, or our previews of The Last of Us, Remember Me, and Grid 2.
It's a meaty issue; you're welcome.
Check out the full cover image below.
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Didn't Andy love the original Thief game? I thought he said stuff about it before...
Excited for this one! Think it could be incredible!!
Very cool! I've always wanted to play the Thief games, but never got around to it. Can't wait to check this out.
Kotaku gave me a sneak peek at this a little earlier this morning.
Where is the *** COVERAGE TRAILER?!
Ho, a stealth game!
I've never played a thief game, but it seems like they were a huge inspiration for Dishonored which is a game I love. Color me excited
I loved what Eidos Montreal was able to do with Deus Ex: Human Revolution (aside from the boss battles, of course), so this game is definitely one to look out for.
That cover image looks awesome,but longtime fans had better be prepared for "This game looks just like Dishonored" comments up until the game releases. Despite the fact that Thief came first (and a number of Thief veterans actually worked on Dishonored), the visual style isn't the only similarity. The plot details of a tyrannical leader and a city struck by plague are also echoed in Dishonored so I'm interested to see how Eidos Montreal differentiates their title from Arkane's excellent game.
I saw these on NeoGaf about three hours ago, this game looks awesome, and I look forward to in depth coverage in the next issue.