Velvet Assassin strikes gold

Southpeak Games finishes up World War II stealth action game for Xbox 360 and PC, set to ship April 30.

In a predictable feat of alchemy, Velvet has turned gold. Southpeak Games today confirmed that development has wrapped up on its PC and Xbox 360 World War II stealth shooter Velvet Assassin, and the game will begin shipping to retailers April 30.

This Nazi went pale in a hurry.

Velvet Assassin centers on the exploits of British special operative Violette Szabo, who was executed by the Germans after running a string of covert operations that were a thorn in the side of the Third Reich. Running with a surrealist aesthetic, the game plays out through the heroine's subconscious and features stylized artwork and combat sequences.

Much like its premise, the game's path to completion has been anything but straightforward. Originally announced as a PC game by developer Replay Studios in July 2006, the game's original title was Sabotage. Gamecock Media Group signed on to publish the title the following year and then changed the name in part to avoid confusion with Pandemic Studios' upcoming Saboteur.

At the time, Gamecock took a parting shot at the competition, saying the game's new name, Velvet Assassin, was "less trite, overused, and generic." The game underwent still more turbulence last October when Gamecock was acquired by Southpeak.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Velvet Assassin.

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48 comments
prioritymail
prioritymail

Im am quite interested in this game... I will probably rent it

8smokes
8smokes

This trailer was terrible at conveying the type of game Velvet Assassin is supposed to be. From the way it looks, it seems like we are a leader of a secret militia that is deciding to attack the nazis...

joeborg14
joeborg14

Didn't look very interesting or exciting.

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

Watching the trailer doesnt look like a Stealth game lol

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

After watching the trailer, It just doesn't look good. I could be wrong though.

Emraldo
Emraldo

Gunplay looks weak, melee looks like it could be entertaining, but in the end I'll just wait for the reviews.

havocmerc
havocmerc

At last, the long wait is over. It just a few days it will be mine. I am going to get it for pc.

Acronomic
Acronomic

I wonder why everyone seems to think the game is good? The trailer showed no real gameplay, just a bunch of poorly made kill-animations.

mattg90520
mattg90520

just like everyone else, im going to wait until some reviews and/or a demo come out. i mean, it looks really cool but there have been a lot of games that look good in the videos but in reality, are poopoo. then again, if this game turns out to stink, there is another WWII, stealth-esque game come out in the near future that im even more excited for

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

Might consider this once some reviews have surfaced. It looks good but then again there have been a lot of games that 'look' good and turn out to be woeful.

Vasot
Vasot

WWII female assassin for Xbox360 Does not look bad. I will wait for the reviews and if it is good enough i may buy it

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

I deff will rent this game, but not much on it so far. Possible sleeper hit of 2009? We shall see. Some reason I just thought of the mark o kri, that was an amazing game! Sleeper hit!

Xbot_720
Xbot_720

i may consider it for a rental

Generalmojo
Generalmojo

The girl goes naked? 0.o AAA confirmed!!!

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

Man, nothing kills the mood of a movie or a game like bad metal and hard rock... or any "pop" type music for that matter. Just score the game, When a movie or game is scored it DRAMATICALLY adds to the atmosphere and enhances game play... when they pump bad music like in all the trailers for this one, it really leaves a bad taste in my mouth.... and NO, I don't want to build a custom soundtrack either, that's lame. Please let this music only be for the trailer here, because the game actually looks good

gamer082009
gamer082009

Honestly the game looks garbo, I don't have high hopes for it. Hopefully I'm wrong because I am due for some stealth action that's worthy of being held on the same level as a say...Splinter Cell.

BigBad95
BigBad95

I hope this game is good because it looks good

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

This game may not make it. Will wait to see if I am right.

kvan33
kvan33

WWII is so played out, but this game still looks a little interesting. Only good reviews can save it.

TruthOpinionSpk
TruthOpinionSpk

Rofl, that music at the end was so corny. How very dramatic sitcom. Probably won't be giving this game a serious look.

todsnet
todsnet

It looks like its gonna be a great game, I love stealth games but I didn't see too much stealth going on in the video. I'll have to play the demo before I buy it.

armed556
armed556

dont know might wait till it gets cheap or if the new hitman game comes out when ever thats going to be?

biokrysty
biokrysty

sure it will be a great game

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I love stealth games & WW2. Very Splinter Cell-esque, only hope it plays as good as it looks.

dth_dlr
dth_dlr

it looks good, but i want to play a demo before i decide whether to buy it or not.

MissMorphine
MissMorphine

looks cool. but i think ill wait for a demo or some first impressions from some friends.

cyw1988
cyw1988

One of those games I am keeping my eye on since it was announced. Looks very much splinter cellish, gameplay almost identical. Storyline wise seems pretty promising... hopefully all the turmoil surrounding its development doesn't spoil it too much...

gingefails
gingefails

April 30th... yay. I hope it lives up to my hopes and provides many hours of interesting gameplay.

mikep09
mikep09

shipping the 30th????? WHAT THE ****! It's supposed to come out the 28th. ****

Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

Yeah it does have potential to be very good or very bad, the graphic are a bit crap I wonder if there is a good balance between stealth & just shooting.

Waseemreddler
Waseemreddler

Nude gameplay , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,wah...................First day purchase

Collin20
Collin20

Southpeaks name is on it so odds are it will be terrible

gamehog5
gamehog5

looks good but the graphics and controls look jerky and dated hope im proved wrong

Wunderkid7
Wunderkid7

This game does not seem to me like it is going to turn out that great. I hope I am wrong though.

Choi15
Choi15

that main character reminds me of the main character from oni

moose_knuckler
moose_knuckler

Definatly looking to buy this but not sure if it'll live up to the hype, same goes for Infamous IMO. So holding out on buying it.

spiderman120988
spiderman120988

I already preordered it....damn ubisoft and splinter cell 5!

sabazios
sabazios

@lamprey263: you should take a look at Death to Spies. It's more Hitman than Splinter Cell, but still it's pretty interesting.

Red122
Red122

Yea looks great cannot wait to play this game

DEATH775
DEATH775

Definitely going to own it.

Batman_Vengence
Batman_Vengence

Can't wait for this game.Blood looks a bit excessive,but whatever.(Lol pause at 1:13)

halo_wars86
halo_wars86

it seems every game on the 360 goes gold.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I had a lot of hope for this game, the concept sounded interesting... but then I saw the trailer and gameplay videos the other day okay, the gameplay looks rather clunky, the video choppy, the music like something in a terrible youtube clip, I've no hope left for this game, luckily someone else is making a Splinter Cell'ish game set in WWII that's just like it, hopefully that one ends up being good I'm certain this game will get almost all terrible reception, like to the degree of Turning Point meets Vampire Rain with a dash of Too Human, basically something people are going to hype by saying "that looks great" up until it's released and then they're going to forget they ever said anything good about it to save the embarrassment they had no taste to see how mediocre it was before release

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

i hope there's a playable demo for this, im really psyched for it

mattg90520
mattg90520

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