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Old 05-31-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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This game was a good read in an old Game Informer. It's a WWII game, but it's not like the others. Honestly, it isn't. You guys should definitely keep an eye out for this one. Very great twist on the genre for once. If I can, I'll post the article to the old magazine I got. Very good stuff. For now, just look at the pics on ign. It has a cool effect to it too. I think this is from the guys that did Mercenaries, Star Wars Battlefront, Destroy All Humans, Full Spectrum. This is Pandemic.

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Old 08-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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Saboteur: The Will to Fight
First footage of Pandemic's upcoming WWII stealth thriller.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/813/813623p1.html

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Producer Phil Hong sets up the teaser trailer:

"Saboteur is a dark tale of revenge set in the seedy underground of Nazi-occupied France. This first teaser trailer is focused on just the personal motivations that push you on a path of vengeance against the men who destroyed everything you care about. We're also proud to give you a first visual glimpse of our 'Will to Fight' system - stay tuned for more details on that in the near future. (And for those of you that analyze every frame, there are a few other clues on the game tucked away inside this first teaser.) So, please sit back and enjoy your very first taste of Saboteur, and feel free to drop by the Pandemic message boards to let us know your thoughts."
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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World War II games typically forsake the individual details of soldiers for a simplistic narrative that throws bullets at you and occasionally jabs ‘good versus evil’ buttons. But the ambition of Pandemic’s new title Saboteur is to mould the struggle against the Nazi war machine into a personal emotional experience.

“A lot of games have covered the ‘history lessons’ of the Second World War,” says lead designer Thomas French, “and there might be some fatigue with that style. But Saboteur skips past the textbooks and goes straight to the action blockbuster: it’s less History Channel and more Die Hard set in occupied France. Instead of just shooting countless nameless enemies with machine-guns, you’re also getting up close and personal – snapping Nazi necks, brawling in bars, and blowing up Zeppelins in your quest for personal revenge.”

The main protagonist in your vendetta against the Third Reich is one Sean Devlinn, a stern-looking Irishman with a penchant for fast cars and fast women, and who, despite the jaunty beret, looks every inch the tough guy. Naturally, as one man against an entire occupying force, Devlinn has to rely on stealth to achieve his objectives. And so, with echoes of Assassin’s Creed, he can scale buildings, run across rooftops and take out enemies with his bare hands. He also relies on disguises that enable him to get nice ’n’ cosy with his targets before sending them to the great Lebensraum in the sky.

“Disguise plays a key part in several of the missions where Sean must infiltrate the heart of the hornet’s nest,” explains producer Phil Hong. “This means that players will get close up to their foes, and it allows us to create even more tension in an otherwise suspicious open world. That said, this isn’t a laborious stealth system; there’s no ‘dead body’ maintenance here – we just want to put players in the centre of the action and let them fight their way out.”

To reinforce the emotive aspect of your struggle, the team has devised a game mechanic called Will to Fight, which provides stark graphical cues about the gameworld. Rather than the literal interpretation of most WWII shooters, Saboteur takes a more cinematic approach, where the presence of German troops has drained the very colour from the world, choking occupied France in its noir-ish black-and-white grip. As you go around sabotaging zeppelins, infiltrating bases, and assassinating high-ranking officers, you’ll restore colour and life to the world around you – a process that’s sure to be a good deal more satisfying than merely inspecting a territorial map.

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“In areas that are under Nazi control,” says French, “you’ll face tougher resistance from them, and the French resistance that’s willing to help you is sparse. When you take out anything from a Nazi patrol to a stronghold, you’ll inspire the people and not only restore colour to the world, but also increase the likelihood of people joining your fight.” In fact, residents will often risk it all to conceal you from prying Stormtrooper eyes.

Saboteur’s visual style is nicely complemented by the music that defined war-time Paris. You’ll hear everything from La Vie en Rose playing at a café to the brass of a big-band ensemble erupting during street brawls. As Phil Hong tells us, “It’s small musical moments like these that inject huge amounts of style, making Saboteur a unique gaming experience.”

Obviously the title ‘Saboteur’ gives some clue as to the game’s aim, and when asked what can be destroyed, the response is definitive: “The entire Third Reich!” exclaims Hong excitedly. “Sean’s not afraid of the Nazi war machine and confronts it all – blowing up Nazi sh*t is part of Sean’s quest for revenge.”

Though Saboteur is firmly rooted in the open-world sandbox tradition, its rich setting and unique aesthetics could combine to unleash a memorable personal battle for the soul of Europe – and breathe new life into an old war.











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Old 02-14-2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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thought this was cancelled for sure. Release date? Was this new info?
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BECOME THE SABOTEUR
Pandemic Studios invites you to experience the ultimate open-world action/adventure—as The Saboteur. Avenge the loss of your loved ones by hunting down your sworn enemies in Nazi-occupied Paris. Fight, climb, and race your way through this unique world to destroy the lives of those that have taken everything from you. Enter the seedy world of a saboteur living in a stylized 1940s Paris, where the women are sexy, the missions are epic, and the revenge is satisfying.

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Welcome to Nazi-occupied Paris, a unique open world where you are The Saboteur. Play as Sean Devlin, a street-tough Irish racing mechanic seeking personal redemption on a Nazi officer that has taken everything away from him. Now, it’s time for payback—with the help of the French Resistance, British intelligence, an arsenal of weaponry, and your own street smarts and brawn, you must exact revenge on those who aimed to destroy your life. Motivated by retribution and armed with tactics of sabotage, blow up zeppelins, derail trains, implode bridges, destroy armored tanks, and level enemy facilities in the name of vengeance, in the first open-world action game set in Nazi-occupied Europe.

FEATURES
  • 1st Ever Open-World Paris – Fight, climb, and prowl through the dark alleys, rooftops, burlesque houses, and seedy streets of the City of Lights—the ultimate playground for The Saboteur.
  • The Art of Sabotage – Being The Saboteur is all about attacking while staying unnoticed. Get your mission intel at underground clubs and cabarets, eliminate your adversaries with stealth attacks, disguise, distractions, and explosives, and master a variety of weapons, automobiles, and skills to sabotage enemy operations.
  • The Will to Fight – An action-packed experience and thrilling storyline are made even more engaging by an innovative visual style, characters, and the new “Will to Fight” technology. Experience how the city and action change around you and react to you as you free it from Nazi oppression and restore hope and grandeur to Paris.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:41 AM   #7
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This game looks pretty interesting.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:09 AM   #8
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Wow at this game

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