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Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal have detailed their plans for the companion app for Thief, as well as the game's pre-order goodies.
The app comes in two flavors: free and the full version ($2.99). The free one gives you access to trailers, artwork, screens, news, character bios, and the game's story. The paid version lets you track your in-game stats and stolen goods; and has a wiki, interactive maps, the first two issues of the comic by Dark Horse, exclusive art, and access to merch for the game.
Pre-ordering the game before it comes out on February 25 gets you the paid version of the app, the official soundtrack (by Luc St. Pierre), and the Bank Heist mission (worth $4.99). The pre-order is exclusively at GameStop [Full Disclosure: Game Informer is owned by GameStop].
Be sure to also check out the latest trailer for the game.
Our Take:Here's hoping that more games fold in companion apps like this one for essentially free.
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