Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have just announced via the magic medium of press release that a new Thief game, brilliantly titled Thief, will be coming to PS4, PC and is, “also planned for other next-generation consoles.”
The press release describes this new game as being a, “reinvention” of the franchise, which is presumably PR speak for reboot, although it’s not entirely clear.
“We’re handling a precious gemstone with THIEF. Fans remember the original games very fondly and we want to preserve that essence – which we have excellent experience of doing at Eidos-Montréal – whilst also introducing THIEF to a brand new, next-generation, audience,” said Stephane D’Astous, General Manager, Eidos-Montréal. “Our goal is to deliver the fantasy of being Garrett, THE master thief, and we’re building this game around that core experience.”
If that doesn’t get you tingling, then this official blurb certainly should:
“Time has moved on. Power has shifted. New greed replaces the old.
But to remain free in The City of chains – that is still the greatest prize.
First I stole to survive… then I survived to steal.
I am one man; I hear your secrets, see your hidden truths.
I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night. You will not see me coming.
I am Garrett….What’s yours is mine.”
According to the press release the first real information on the game will be revealed in the April issue of Game Informer magazine. Man, those Game Informer people get all the damn luck. No exclusive reveal for me? Meh. Maybe I’ll get the scoop on the next Halo game.
You can also check out the Game Informer site for more information, as they’ll be doing various articles in the intervening time.
If you don’t want to wait, though, a bunch of leaked screenshots have appeared on a foreign social network site. Check the out below.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to sneak around the house for a while to get in shape for the game coming out. I’ve got plenty of time, because according to Square Enix the new Thief game is scheduled to release some time in 2014.