And it’s about as dark and stealthy as you’d expect. No gameplay here, just eye-candy – and one notable difference. Stephen Russell won’t be reprising his role as the voice of Garrett, and fans of the Thief franchise are already up in arms about it – sound familiar?
Drama aside, it’s great to see Thief returning, whatever form this numberless game takes.
As Game Informer just revealed, the Thief series will be rebooted in 2014 on PC and next-gen consoles. Rumours of a sequel in the widely revered stealth series have been swirling around for a while, now, but Eidos Montreal’s decided to start afresh.
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.
So, Garrett returns (is anyone else getting a Raziel vibe from the above picture, though?) and it looks like they’re not messing with the setting too much either. Let’s just pray that they leave those goddamn moss arrows out of this one.
Rumours coming out of Hollywood would indicate that Warner Bros. is pushing for a Justice League movie by 2015, in response to the commercial bonanza that was The Avengers. Naturally, Warner and DC want to grab the spotlight back from Marvel’s motley crew; and, while The Dark Knight Rises (which releases today!) will undoubtedly do that at the box office, there’s going to be renewed activity on the gaming front. Members of the Justice League figure prominently in Lego Batman 2, as well as next year’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. What’s more, Rocksteady – the folk behind Arkham Asylum and Arkham City – have apparently been drafted in to create a stylized, Silver Age-based Batman prequel game, that will also feature some of his costumed compadres.
Of course, the atmosphere of the Silver Age differs greatly from the dark and gritty world that Rocksteady’s given us so far; and it would mark a rather substantial departure from the formula that’s given us two awesome games. Still, Rocksteady’s more than earned a little faith; and, despite some misgivings about the source material, who’s to say they won’t knock it out of the park one more time? I believe in those guys – it’s rather hard to make a good superhero game, and they went and did it twice. Just…please give Robin some pants, guys. That’s all I ask.
Seriously, dude’s showing more skin than Wonder Woman.