Southpeak Games finishes up World War II stealth action game for Xbox 360 and PC, set to ship April 30.
In a predictable feat of alchemy, Velvet has turned gold. Southpeak Games today confirmed that development has wrapped up on its PC and Xbox 360 World War II stealth shooter Velvet Assassin, and the game will begin shipping to retailers April 30.
Velvet Assassin centers on the exploits of British special operative Violette Szabo, who was executed by the Germans after running a string of covert operations that were a thorn in the side of the Third Reich. Running with a surrealist aesthetic, the game plays out through the heroine's subconscious and features stylized artwork and combat sequences.
Much like its premise, the game's path to completion has been anything but straightforward. Originally announced as a PC game by developer Replay Studios in July 2006, the game's original title was Sabotage. Gamecock Media Group signed on to publish the title the following year and then changed the name in part to avoid confusion with Pandemic Studios' upcoming Saboteur.
At the time, Gamecock took a parting shot at the competition, saying the game's new name, Velvet Assassin, was "less trite, overused, and generic." The game underwent still more turbulence last October when Gamecock was acquired by Southpeak.
For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Velvet Assassin.
This trailer was terrible at conveying the type of game Velvet Assassin is supposed to be. From the way it looks, it seems like we are a leader of a secret militia that is deciding to attack the nazis...
Gunplay looks weak, melee looks like it could be entertaining, but in the end I'll just wait for the reviews.
I wonder why everyone seems to think the game is good? The trailer showed no real gameplay, just a bunch of poorly made kill-animations.
just like everyone else, im going to wait until some reviews and/or a demo come out. i mean, it looks really cool but there have been a lot of games that look good in the videos but in reality, are poopoo. then again, if this game turns out to stink, there is another WWII, stealth-esque game come out in the near future that im even more excited for
Might consider this once some reviews have surfaced. It looks good but then again there have been a lot of games that 'look' good and turn out to be woeful.
WWII female assassin for Xbox360 Does not look bad. I will wait for the reviews and if it is good enough i may buy it
I deff will rent this game, but not much on it so far. Possible sleeper hit of 2009? We shall see. Some reason I just thought of the mark o kri, that was an amazing game! Sleeper hit!
Man, nothing kills the mood of a movie or a game like bad metal and hard rock... or any "pop" type music for that matter. Just score the game, When a movie or game is scored it DRAMATICALLY adds to the atmosphere and enhances game play... when they pump bad music like in all the trailers for this one, it really leaves a bad taste in my mouth.... and NO, I don't want to build a custom soundtrack either, that's lame. Please let this music only be for the trailer here, because the game actually looks good
Honestly the game looks garbo, I don't have high hopes for it. Hopefully I'm wrong because I am due for some stealth action that's worthy of being held on the same level as a say...Splinter Cell.
WWII is so played out, but this game still looks a little interesting. Only good reviews can save it.
Rofl, that music at the end was so corny. How very dramatic sitcom. Probably won't be giving this game a serious look.
It looks like its gonna be a great game, I love stealth games but I didn't see too much stealth going on in the video. I'll have to play the demo before I buy it.
dont know might wait till it gets cheap or if the new hitman game comes out when ever thats going to be?
These people like to use rock in their trailers: http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/driving/crashday/video_player.html?id=cCFmxWT75bkPvD_Y&tag=videos;title;2 Not sure about this developer could be an ok game, i get the impression that I have to 'fight' a lot in it though, I thought this was a stealth shooter? Ill be renting this first.
One of those games I am keeping my eye on since it was announced. Looks very much splinter cellish, gameplay almost identical. Storyline wise seems pretty promising... hopefully all the turmoil surrounding its development doesn't spoil it too much...
Yeah it does have potential to be very good or very bad, the graphic are a bit crap I wonder if there is a good balance between stealth & just shooting.
Definatly looking to buy this but not sure if it'll live up to the hype, same goes for Infamous IMO. So holding out on buying it.
@lamprey263: you should take a look at Death to Spies. It's more Hitman than Splinter Cell, but still it's pretty interesting.
I had a lot of hope for this game, the concept sounded interesting... but then I saw the trailer and gameplay videos the other day okay, the gameplay looks rather clunky, the video choppy, the music like something in a terrible youtube clip, I've no hope left for this game, luckily someone else is making a Splinter Cell'ish game set in WWII that's just like it, hopefully that one ends up being good I'm certain this game will get almost all terrible reception, like to the degree of Turning Point meets Vampire Rain with a dash of Too Human, basically something people are going to hype by saying "that looks great" up until it's released and then they're going to forget they ever said anything good about it to save the embarrassment they had no taste to see how mediocre it was before release
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