Abermore is a stealthy rob-em-up in the vein of Thief and Dishonored and, even better, it’s out next month.
Want to rob from the rich and give to the poor? Abermore has you covered. This upcoming stealth game, which gives you the option to brain someone with a banana, has us swivelling in our seats. Why? Because apart from the whole fruit-hurling thing, it reminds us of Looking Glass’s Thief series.
Sure, Thief was still fun when it had you trying to save the world from robot-loving zealots or overly enthusiastic pagan gods, but we always preferred the opening missions. Why? Because there was no drama, no looming villain, there was just you and a nobleman’s house. You’d roam around looting as much as you could then making your escape with a smug, mile-wide grin.
Watching Abermore’s trailer, we’re reminded of how much of a joy those early Thief missions were. It’s a first-person sneak-em-up which casts you as a mysterious thief who plans and executes an escalating series of break-ins. You’ll have to tangle with guards, robotic enemies and all manner of people who, for some reason, don’t want you fleeing with their valuables.
What’s the goal? Redistributing wealth might be the obvious answer but in fact you’re trying to prove yourself tough enough to take on the city’s big score, the “The Feast of the Lucky Few”. There’s more than a little chaos in the trailer, but trying to sneak in and out unseen was always more fun as far as Thief was concerned.
Developed by Four Circle Interactive (the team behind the superb 10 Second Ninja), Abermore is coming to PC this March 29th. Though if it’s embraced by the Thief and Dishonored loving community, we imagine a console release could follow. In the meantime, you can wishlist it on Steam here.