Square Enix has promised to bring the next offering from their popular Thief series to this year’s E3 and the company was able to deliver on its promise. The company recently had a closed door presentation at E3 and showed off live-action trailer that formally introduced the game’s main protagonist, Garrett.
The game is known for its unique steampunk environment where stealth and advanced technology is utilized. The trailer shows master thief Garrett returning to his hometown after years of being away to see that everything’s in chaos. A character called Baron is in power, a plague is ravaging the city and the rich are as unaffected as ever. So what does our master thief do? He does what he’s best at, rob them senseless.
There are reportedly a lot of changes happening in Thief 4. The franchise has always emphasized stealth over action and the new game showcases this even more. Players can actually complete the game using only stealth and without having to kill anyone. Other alleged changes is Garret being able to use a claw as a climbing tool, a dog being present in the game and using focus when picking locks. One important feature that’s already been confirmed is that the player’s health and focus don’t auto-generate and would require consumables.
Thief 4 will be released on the PC, PS4 and the Xbox One in 2014.