Thief launch trailer features mayhem, angst, and a topless tiger woman

thiefWe’re now just a week away from the launch of Thief, and you all know what that means.  Yes, it’s launch trailer time.  So gather around, and gaze upon the Eidos marketing department’s last, best hope to get us interested in this game.  They’ve pulled out all the stops with this one.  There’s glowing eyeballs, exploding arrows, and one very topless tiger woman.  I’m serious.  Read on to see her for yourself.

As you’re probably aware by now, this new Thief game hasn’t had the easiest journey from concept to reality.  Originally announced by Eidos Montreal back in 2009 as Thief 4, the game went through a protracted design phase during which many new gameplay concepts were experimented with, including changing Thief into a third person game, and replacing protagonist Garrett with a sassy meerkat named Miles.  OK, I made Miles up.  But, admit it… that sounded kinda cool, right?

Anyway, finally the release of the first person and Miles-less Thief nearly is upon us.  Garrett is back in all of his broody glory, and he’s ready to save his city which has been besieged by a mysterious plague, and an evil baron obsessed with power.  Has there ever been a baron who wasn’t evil and obsessed with power?  Billed as a reboot of the Thief franchise, this game nonetheless features all the hallmarks that fans have come to expect from Thief: lots of sneaking, stabbing, and… well, thieving.  Take a look at the launch trailer below.

Didn’t believe me about the topless tiger woman, did you? It’s OK, you don’t need to forgive me. It did seem rather unlikely. Yet… there she was. You’ll be able to see her, and the rest of the game, in your own homw next week when Thief is released for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. North America will get it first, on February 25th, with Australia following on the 27th and Europe on the 28th.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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