Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal have released their very first trailer in a new series of stylized videos that focus on the experience provided by Thief when it launches in stores on current and next generation consoles from February 27th, 2014. Each of these “Stories from the City” trailers will focus on the perspective of a different primary character that is present in the games storyline – representing the life in the broken, repressed City that is being ravaged by the evil Baron Northcrest and “The Gloom”.
The first trailer focuses on Basso, a former boxman (safe-cracker) turned fence, who uses his vast connections to The City’s underworld to organise thieving jobs for Garrett. He owns an intelligent, but bad tempered magpie called Jenivere who delivers messages for him. Garrett might consider himself a loner, but Basso is the nearest thing he has to a friend. And whether he readily admits it or not; he rather likes the fellow.
“Now I get others to do the hard work. ‘Cause I’ve got the contacts.
If you’re a wrong ‘un, chances are you know me.
Maybe you owe me. Maybe I owe you.
Now it’s a different. We’re all in the same shithole.
The Gloom’s got the City by the neck; The Watch has got it by the balls.
The City’s dying, right enough.
But maybe there’s a fella I know who can steal back its life.”