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Gamecock Signs 'Sabotage' [X360/PC] - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2007 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT

While it was already in its E3 lineup, Gamecock announced today that it has signed Sabotage. Set in World War II, Sabotage is a third-person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Meet Violette Summer...

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The player takes on the role of MI6 agent Violette Summer. Alone and behind enemy lines, she infiltrates military installations, places explosive charges and takes out high-ranking enemies – silent and deadly.

Already an exception in the genre as a female protagonist, Violette is a new type of action heroine. She is a lone warrior, taking on the most difficult assignments and securing a place among the toughest games’ heroes.Cool and calculating, she moves through her assignments with intense concentration, always ready to strike. Without flinching, she knocks down doors and applies her weapons arsenal, giving everything for her mission’s success.

Detailed real-life locations lend the scenarios more realism and authentic challenges, providing a true-to-life backdrop for the fictitious resistance fighter missions. Violette’s assignments take her into the faithfully modelled cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. All around the church, soldiers can be seen pilfering pieces of art, while Violette is pursuing her mission, taking her all the way onto the roof of the famous cathedral.

Heroine Violette Summer was influenced to some degree by the actual French resistance fighter Violette Szabo, who completed several dangerous assignments for Great Britain before being executed in Ravensbrueck concentration camp. She was the first woman to be posthumously awarded such high honors as the British “King George’s Cross” and the French “Croix de la Guerre”. However, at this point, Violette Szabo and Violette Summer have little else in common than their first names. While Szabo is a real-life hero of the RĂ©sistance, Violette Summer is purely a work of fiction.

Sabotage stands out through its unique look and balanced mixture of stealth and action elements: one moment the game might reward a deliberate, tactical and silent approach and the next moment you will have to keep your cool in fierce shootouts. Small puzzles will spice up the missions occasionally.

Additionally, you can develop Violette’s skills and equipment with the help of collectible items you find throughout the game, which give access to better weapons or level up her basic abilities.

“Not only is Sabotage a visually beautiful game, but it has some incredibly innovative gameplay that will certainly be a welcome addition to the industry,” said Harry Miller, el presidente de Gamecock Media Group. “The team at Replay is incredibly passionate about this title and that’s exactly why we want to work with them.”

“After we had the chance to participate in Gamecock’s EIEIO event, we knew we really wanted to work with them,” said Sascha Jungnickel, creative director at Replay Studios. “They’ve been totally supportive of our vision and how we want to create this title.”

Sabotage will be launching fall 2008

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