Sabotage Renamed Velvet Assassin; Studio Assures Female Lead Not 'Tits Monster' or 'Ass Monster'

Formerly known as Sabotage, Replay Studios' World War II-era stealth action title has been renamed Velvet Assassin. From here on out, it is highly unlikely that the game will be confused with Pandemic Studios' similarly themed WWII stealth effort Saboteur.

"Rather than a trite, overused, and generic working title like Sabotage, Velvet Assassin captures the heart of what we're trying to accomplish," explained creative director Sascha Jungnickel.

Based on the studio's claims that the game will hit PC and "next-gen" consoles, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are likely when Velvet Assassin arrives this fall. For more details on the title, which was inspired by the real-life exploits of British agent and Nazi saboteur Violette Szabo, check out Chris Remo's E3 EIEIO 07 impressions.

Along with news of the new name, developer Replay and publisher Gamecock released a new behind the scenes clip, in which Jungnickel shows off some gameplay and discusses the creation of a female lead character that, in his words, is not "a tits monster or an ass monster."

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From The Chatty
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    March 3, 2008 8:45 AM

    Looks like a bad Splinter Cell clone

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      March 3, 2008 8:51 AM

      I agree, looks pretty generic. And they could have probably left out a couple of those 'watch what happens when we shoot the barrels" moments.

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      March 3, 2008 9:01 AM

      Blue Velvet?

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      March 3, 2008 9:37 AM

      Agree it's current state it just looks like Splinter Cell with a lot of bright lighting and not so good aiming system. It also got pretty choppy looking a lot.

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      March 3, 2008 1:24 PM

      Yeah, Indiana Jones has Lara Croft, now Sam Fisher has Violette Whats-her-name. With Spliner Cell moving away from its roots, maybe it will be a good subsititute, but the videos were only ok.