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First trailer for the rebooth of Thief

2 Apr

thief square enix

Square Enix has released today the first trailer for the upcoming Thief rebooth, developed by Eidos Montreal. As all the other installment in the saga, the game will be a stealth action in which players control Garrett, a master thief as he intends to steal from the rich. Some sort of modern Robin Hood, even if the plot is set in some not-so-modern steampunk victorian city. But, here’s the trailer.

Looks a bit like Assassin’s Creed? Possible, but remember that the original Thief, developed by Looking Glass Studios and published by Eidos, is from 1998.

By the way, as you saw in the trailer, this rebooth will be released on a TBA date on PlayStation 4, PC and other next-gen consoles.

Teaser sites everywhere!

8 Feb

We all know the video games industry feeds on hype. And beside all the regular hype-increaser stuff, like trailers or other advertisements (like this one), sometimes video games companies opt for some sort of mysterious teaser sites, that make gamers and press yell “what the fuck is this?”.

We got a couple examples online right now.

The first one is from SEGA and it features three different artworks (one of them below) and teases a February 12 reveal. You can check out the site here.

sega teaser site 12 feb 2013

Someone said that seems to be for a Japanese version of Korean online game Chaos Online, because, as you can check by yourself here, the game’s official Korean site features banners with the same artworks.

The second one is from Square Enix. The site (here we go) is called murdered.com and it features just a random symbol painted on a rainy road. The header also says: What is the hardest case to solve?

murdered square enix teaser site

Square Enix is less cryptic than SEGA; indeed, beside the header and the platforms logos, it is also teasing some hints via its social network channels (like this brand new Twitter account), posting some absolutely meaningless images like this one below.

murdered square enix teaser site

Any clue about this? Someone on the net found this harvester.netops.eidosinteractive.com/harv.js?’+Math.random(); string in the HTML source of the site, so probably it’s some new IP called Harvester, but more likely it’s just another spin off game from the 13 series that no one wants [Cit.].

**UPDATE (9 Feb 2013)**

Apparently Square Enix replied to Kotaku asking for more details. Here it is:

Murdered: Soul Suspect is an exciting new game from Square Enix which challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all.”