Thief gets a companion app and new story trailer

Tonight has been a big night for Square Enix's Thief. A new story-based trailer debuted at tonight's VGX, shortly after new details of an accompanying companion app were revealed.

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Tonight has been a big night for Square Enix's Thief, with a new story-based trailer debuting at tonight's VGX, shortly after new details of an accompanying companion app were revealed.

A free version of Thief's companion app will release in North America on February 25 (via Polygon), featuring character bios, background info, and Thief-related news.

There will also be a premium version of the app available, which will be made free to anyone that pre-orders from GameStop. Early adopters will also get the game's soundtrack and an exclusive bank heist mission. "The full app is connected with the game," said producer Stephane Roy. "So when you play, all your personal stats, for example, will be in the app. Also, there is a lot of information in this game and the background story is really important, so we are going to be able to read a lot of newspaper notes and stuff like that. We have also leaderboards that you are going to have on the app, so while you play, we are going to update all of this information."

The pre-show also allowed for some more detail on how Thief will play, with some of its customization options explained.

"You are going to be able to customize your game," Roy added. "Even if it's easy, medium, or hard, if you want, if a guard detect you, if he sees you and you want it to be 'Mission Failed,' you can customize it and turn on the switch and you are going to be 'Mission Failed.'" Roy adds that customization options will even allow for complete masochism with a setting that could have players start the game completely from scratch when spotted, regardless of how close to the end they are.

For more on Thief, check out the new story trailer below.

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    December 7, 2013 5:13 PM

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    Tonight has been a big night for Square Enix's Thief. A new story-based trailer debuted at tonight's VGX, shortly after new details of an accompanying companion app were revealed.

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      December 7, 2013 6:44 PM

      So I'm wondering what is the whole occult storyline will be.

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        December 7, 2013 7:01 PM

        Evil men do bad things, you must stop them?

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          December 7, 2013 9:06 PM

          I guess I was thinking more like are they going with factions and if any of this plays into the stuff from earlier games.

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            December 7, 2013 10:02 PM

            Never played thief but I'm sold. Is there a supernatural aspect to this game? That looked like some type of monster at the end.

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              December 7, 2013 10:10 PM

              There was a considerable element of the fantastic in the previous games, yes. Earlier looks at this current game suggested they had toned that down, but now I'm not sure.

              In the original there were undead of various sorts, the priests of the religious order, the Hammers, could summon shit at you, and the pagans had other abilities. And you ended the game by basically taking out a god. It was a world where low levels of magic were fairly commonplace and there were mystical orders doing larger things.

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