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Thief bank heist mission offered as pre-order bonus

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 25, 2013 7:00AM PDT

Pre-ordering is, of course, generally foolish unless you're offered something decent in return for buying a game before reviews, whether it be a discount or an awfully snazzy bonus. The new Thief is hoping to lure in nostalgics and crime-lovers with an "exclusive" mission named The Bank Heist.

Publisher Square Enix describes The Bank Heist as "a true homage to the Bank mission in Thief II: The Metal Age." It sends Garrett sneaking into the Stonemarket First Bank to steal a family heirloom named the Star of Auldale (and whatever else he can get his mitts on). Banks being pretty secure places, it'll include security systems not seen anywhere else in the game.

Eidos Montreal ruffled a few feathers with its last bonus pre-order DLC. The Tong's Rescue mission for Deus Ex: Human Revolution included a cameo appearance from a key Deus Ex character, which people were naturally quite keen to see. The DLC was sold separately after a while, as I imagine this will surely be too, but it stuck in some's craws. Look, a bank:

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