Replay Studios, the developers of Sabotage, along with publishers Gamecock Media Group have officially changed the name of the WWII stealth action title to the Velvet Assassin. The change was made in order to more accurately depict the essence of the title while doing away with the “trite, overused, and generic working title” of Sabotage. Velvet Assassin is planned to release in fall 2008 on PC and current-generation consoles. Check out the press release comments to get a feel for the game:
Inspired by the true story of British Agent Violette Szabo, players will take on the role of Violette Summer. Behind enemy lines in Nazi occupied Europe, Violette risks her life fighting to fell the Third Reich with anything she can get her hands on, including enemy soldiers. With no support or official backing from the British Government, Violette puts everything on the line to defeat the German war machine – one mission at a time. Velvet Assassin combines lush, surreal visuals, a ground-breaking stealth combat system and one of the most unique perspectives ever brought to gaming.