Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Stealth

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes detected (!) in stores, online

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has released the prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes. Available in stores and online for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, Ground Zeroes follows Big Boss as he tackles a rescue mission inside of a Cuban prison camp. The 1975 op sees him sneaking into Camp Omega, which will allow players to attempt the rescue through pure stealth, action, or a combination of the two. The assignment also allows players to exerpience many of the new features, including a day-and-night cycle, dynamic weather, and second-screen functionality with the iDroid App for Android, iOS, and Xbox SmartGlass devices. Additional side missions also extend the gameplay beyond the core mission.

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(PC Review) Thief

(PC Review) Thief

“It’s a testament to the brilliance of Thief’s core gameplay that it’s able to be extremely entertaining despite the unbelievable litany of flaws, bugs, and flubs that otherwise plague its design.”

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes getting early-run DLC, mobile app

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 7

Konami has revealed more info about Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain prequel Ground Zeroes. An early-bird bonus will be available for both games, with buyers of the first-run physical or launch-period online copies of Ground Zeroes receiving DLC for Phantom Pain. The pack will add more personnel for Mother Base. The two games will be further linked by the ability to bring over character skins as well as freed prisoners of war and rescued VIPs from Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain, the latter also serving as staff in Mother Base. It was also announced that the PS4 and Xbox One will also be receiving physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes for $29.99.

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Catch a glimpse of Styx in action in Styx: Master of Shadows teaser

Cyanide Studio has released its first teaser for their upcoming action title Styx: Master of Shadows. The 200-year-old Styx is a practiced assassin and expert thief, and his latest goal is the Amber stored within the heavily guarded Tower of Akenash. Being the rogue that he is, the teaser’s minute-plus of footage features Styx stealing from and taking down the elves and humans that patrol the tower.

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Goblins to get their time in the spotlight in Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx Master of Shadows (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Of Orcs and Men’s goblin trickster Styx will be starring in his own adventure for PC, Styx: Master of Shadows. As the 200-year-old thief, players must sneak into the Tower of Akenash to steal its precious Amber. The tower is miles high and heavily guarded, so Styx will need to undertake missions to reach the top, including stealing precious artifacts and assassinating its human and elven inhabitants. Cyanide plans for the action to be open and fluid, with levels designed so that players have numerous ways to accomplish their tasks, while a six-skill-tree system allows players to customize Styx’s talents. A dynamic AI will require that Styx stick to the shadows, but from there, he can lay traps to make a guard’s death look like an accident—or toss caution to the wind and just stab them (he is a dirty, dirty goblin after all).

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Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD launches online for 360, PC, PS3

Assassins Creed Liberation HD (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Assassin’s Creed Liberation has made the leap from handheld today with an HD re-release for 360, PC, and PS3. Set prior to the Revolutionary War, Liberation puts players in the role of Aveline, the first playable female Assassin, who must use her varied arsenal, including a whip, a machete, and poison darts, to take down enemies across the world, from the streets of New Orleans to Mayan ruins. The new version has been remastered in high definition and features “improved gameplay mechanics and missions.”

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes mission, bonus videos a go

Konami has released two new videos from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The first showcases night mission gameplay, which allows for greater stealth than its ‘day mission’ counterpart. Now, Big Boss avoids the gun battle of the previous video and sneaks into Camp Omega under the cover of darkness. The other video features Xbox-exclusive content, the Jamais Vu mission. In a(n awesome) callback to Snatcher, the bioroid Snatchers storm Camp Omega to steal identities but are instead met by Raiden. Aside: what in the world? Snatcher? Looks like someone got my letter.

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag sets sail for PC and Xbox One

Assassions Creed IV Black Flag (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

As of today, with the release of the PC and Xbox One versions, Assassin’s Creed of Black Flag is now available for all announced platforms. As Edward Kenway, a former Royal Navy privateer turned pirate, players will sail around the West Indies in search of Templar and plunder. True to pirate form, players will be able to raid ports, hijack ships, and even exchange cannon fire with Blackbeard and other famous pirates from the era.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes gets new trailer, 12-minute video

Konami has followed up their first round of images of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with two new videos: a trailer for the Déjà Vu throwback mission, as well as a new 12-minute extended gameplay video. The video above is the trailer for Déjà Vu, which is an exclusive mission for PS3 and PS4 that features a low-polygon Solid Snake operating in a high-definition environment. The extended gameplay footage, posted below, was captured from the PS4 version and features a Side Ops day mission in which Big Boss must retrieve intelligence from a double agent.

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Garrett breaks the Baron’s curfew in new Thief screenshots, art

Thief (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) November Screens - Screenshot 1

More is being revealed of the latest incarnation of Thief. Square Enix has released new screenshots and concept art from a mission titled Lockdown. Set at the beginning of the game, Lockdown’s objective requires that Garrett make his way through the city after it has been locked down by Baron Northcrest. The Baron is attempting to prevent an uprising by the people after the outbreak of The Gloom, an illness that is spreading amongst the populace, causing them to hear voices and suffer from horrific nightmares. Garrett’s hideout is on the other side of the city, but on his way to safety, he decides to make a quick detour to check out some jewels.

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