By Al Giovetti


Sabotage: stealth action with female protagonist in real-life locations

dtp press release for July 18, 2006

Sabotage: stealth action with female protagonist in real-life locations

Hamburg, Germany: July 18, 2006 – 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 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 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 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.

dtp entertainment will release Sabotage worldwide for PC in the 4th quarter 2006.

See the artwork: Sabotage Maginot and Violette

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