Thief 4 appears from the shadows

Thief 4

A Thief 4 reveal is on the cards, and ahead of that come the inevitable “leaked” screenshots. The reveal was set to be the main feature for Game Informer’s April edition, but Russians don’t care about that sort of thing, and have published the screenshots themselves.

As gathered from Russian website (spotted via NeoGAF), the screenshots line up with Game Informer’s just-announced April cover reveal, and therefore they look like the real deal.

As reported by Game Informer:

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.

Publisher Square-Enix plans to launch the game for PC, PS4 and other next-gen consoles in 2014.

You can see some typically thief-like settings, characters, and weapons. We’re also immediately reminded of Dishonored, which may or may not be a good a thing.

Thief 4 was announced back in May 2009, and is supposedly in development by Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) which is most certainly a good thing. The game was also rumoured to be aiming for a next-gen release, which makes the timing just about right.

Check out the screens below and let us know what you think.

Source: Game Informer

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  • Stan Smith

    looks insane…a lot like Dishonored

  • Vorastra

    I never played Thief 1 – 3. But I hear they were/are good. Looking forward to this.

  • TehBrad

    I played the 3rd one. Loved it.

    Can’t wait for the next one.

  • The Rich

    I played the first and second ones and loved both. Really looking forward to this! Yeah I mean it looks a bit like Dishonoured but doesn’t have any of the weird spiritual stuff, so it suits my tastes better and I can’t wait!

  • Vorastra

    But wasn’t Dishonored based around Thief-like mechanics or no ?

  • The Rich

    I can’t really comment with any authority since I didn’t play Dishonoured – so all I know about it is what I saw in the various gameplay videos I watched. I think the ‘theme’ is similar but it looked like the mechanics for Dishonoured were quite different. Dishonoured introduced this whole weird spiritual side where you could sort of teleport yourself into for example a fish and swim through a canal to get into a building and then sort of rematerialize once inside the target room. Thief was always about much more conventional mechanics. So I suppose, if by similar mechanics you mean ‘sneak around’ then yes, you’re right, otherwise my answer would be no, they’re not similar mechanics.