When the Thief reboot was announced in 2012, many fans of the franchise were concerned. They felt that a modern take on the franchise would do away with many of the gameplay elements that made the original games so challenging and memorable. The developers at Square Enix Montreal has heard them loud and clear though.
In the latest gameplay trailer for Thief, we get a look at the customization options players will find in the final game. Upon starting up a new game, you get to choose from four difficulty levels with the last one being “Custom.” In this menu, you can toggle various options to make the game feel more like the older games, like disabling checkpoints and focus or making it so that the player can only use stealth takedowns on enemies.
For the players that really want to challenge themselves, the developers have put in what are called “Ultimate Thief Mods.” These disable upgrades, make it so that players can’t kill enemies, have players fail the mission upon being spotted and more. These were included in the game for the long-time Thief who want the ultimate challenge.
While you’re at it, check out some fresh gameplay footage as well:
Thief will be out on February 25 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.
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