Forever Entertainment has revealed that Thief Simulator will be plotting and stalking its way to a Switch near you next month. A release date has been set for 16th May.
The game allows players to walk around in a free roam sandbox environment, stealing from people’s houses to make a living. Players must observe their target and gather information before attempting a burglary, and you can even buy various tech and equipment to help pull off new thieving tricks.
Here’s some PR:
A good thief always observes his target. What’s inside? Who lives there? What’s your target’s day schedule? Find out when the house is empty and does it have nosy neighbors. Choose from lots of possible approaches to prepare the best plan. Use modern devices available in Thief Simulator to gather intel about your target and it’s neighborhood.
The faster, the better. Find and steal as many valuables as possible! Remember, infinite backpacks don’t exist. When it’s about time you have to maintain cold blood. In every house you’ll find tons of useless stuff, which can really slow you down. When you’re not sure if you can take some serious money for it, maybe a good idea would be to leave it behind and save some space for expensive goods. If you fill your backpack with worthless items, you may have to waste your time to throw stuff out just to make space for other things. Be careful, cause some things can draw police attention!
A real, experienced thief can spot places where it’s most probable to find some valuables on the fly. Use the flashlight at night to highlight all the valuables in sight and places where you can expect them to be.
Disassemble a stolen car and sell parts on the internet. Prepare phones and tablets before selling them in a pawn shop by removing their security systems.
Look around for any useful items. They will save you some time on lockpicking or hacking. Key hid near a window or purchase receipts in trash bins – all those things can make life of an aspiring thief so much easier and reduce your burglary time even by a half. Of course many of them are just useless trash… Or aren’t they?
In some houses you can meet unexpected guests. If they catch you in the act, they will call the police. In this case hide and wait till they stop looking for you or leave the loot and run away as fast as possible.
The game will become available for pre-order on the 9th and buyers will benefit from a 10% discount during the launch period. Full pricing is expected to be set at $19.99.
Will you be keeping an eye out for this one?