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Thief trailer reveals new voice actor

by Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Update: The trailer is now official.

Square Enix has revealed the debut trailer for their upcoming Thief reboot.

It's unclear if the trailer is running in-engine on real-time hardware, but it certainly looks like what a next-gen game should look like. The trailer ends with a note saying it will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and other "next-generation consoles" that haven't been announced yet.

A still from the leaked trailer

Perhaps the biggest hubbub surrounding the trailer isn't how it looks, but how it sounds. YouTube commenters have already pointed out: "That's not Garrett's voice. That's not Stephen Russell. This is just as bad as Kojima axing David Hayter from doing Solid Snake."

NeoGAF seems to have a more tempered response, noting "As awesome as that was, I'm disappointed in no gameplay and no Stephen Russell. However, his new voice is still pretty cool and very Garrett-like. "

Here's Square Enix's official description of the game:

There is a rising tide of fear in The City. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change. Into this shadowy world steps Garrett the Master Thief in a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose how they approach and overcome each challenge and forge their own path through the game.





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