Some new screens from Eidos are putting a new perspective on Thief 3. The latest Thief game will now be played from a 3rd person perspective as you can see in the screenshots below. The shots also show off some of the lighting and shadows present in the game already. The first shot showcases a guard holding a torch, it looks like his feet are casting shadows from the light of the torch. Definately a step up from the previous games, though the new perspective is bound to disappoint some. I think it could definately be a step up if done properly, it's much easier to hide in the shadows from a 3rd person perspective. However the game could easily become "Thief: Splinter Metal Gear Solid Cell 3: Pandora's Whatever" if it has a particularly bad outbreak of consolitis. Take a look and decide for yourself!