- GI’s April issue is packed full of goodies, starting with Thief -
Nearly a decade has gone by since the third title of the Steam-Punk stealth series Thief debuted on the original Xbox with Thief: Deadly Shadows, and Thief I and II before that for PC.
The first three installments were developed between Eidos Montreal, and Ion Storm with either Eidos Interactive or Square Enix publishing. The newest title known so-far as just ‘Thief 4′ is a next-gen title that is a couple years in the making – developed by Eidos Montreal (published by Square Enix) this title will be covered extensively in issue 240 of next month’s Game Informer (print edition due out in 2 weeks).
Original GI Post:
Eidos Montreal has been working for years to reboot the classic stealth series Thief, and the fruits of its labor will finally be revealed in issue 240 of Game Informer Magazine.
Our April cover story is a world-exclusive look at this next-generation stealth title. Series hero Garrett returns to the Gothic, industrial metropolis known simply as the City to steal any and everything that will make him richer. Unfortunately, the City is broiling with social tension as it is ravaged by a plague and lorded over by a political tyrant known as the Baron. In order to survive his adventures, Garrett will have to pay attention to his environment and make use of the may possible paths through each of the game’s levels.
Square Enix plans to release Thief for PS4, PC, and other next-gen platforms sometime in 2014. Check out our coverage trailer for a taste of all the content you can look forward to absorbing over the next month.
Also in the issue, we take a look at Sony’s PlayStation 4 as well as Bungie’s follow up to Halo, a new sci-fi series called Destiny. We also research the harsh realities of mobile development and learn about the challenges small teams face when making a game. Ubisoft let us check out its new pirate game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. We poke fun at the entire industry with our annual Game Infarcer feature, and then take an exclusive look at Trion Worlds and Syfy’s MMO/TV show experiment Defiance. It’s a lot of content, but don’t forget to check out our classic feature on Pitfall, or our previews of The Last of Us, Remember Me, and Grid 2. It’s a meaty issue; you’re welcome.
Print subscribers should start seeing their April issues in the next two weeks. If you can’t wait that long, you can subscribe to our digital issue – which can be accessed by subscribers via your web browser, iPad, or Android devices around 2 p.m. Central Time. Check our Twitter feed to find out the moment the digital edition of our April book goes live.
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