July 18, 2006
Sabotage: Stealth Action with Female
Protagonist in Real-life Locations
With Sabotage, German publisher dtp entertainment
is bringing a well-balanced mix of stealth and action gameplay to the PC.
Already a hit behind the scenes at this year’s E3, the game is developed by
Hamburg’s Replay Studios.
Set in World War 2, the 3rd person shooter
combines intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth
elements and challenging puzzles.
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
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 modeled 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 Résistance, 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
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.
dtp entertainment will release Sabotage worldwide
for PC in the 4th quarter 2006.