The jury is still somewhat out on Hood: Outlaws & Legends, but the premise is unquestionably fascinating. This commentated trailer, which shows off the title’s classes, also introduces more about the overall gameplay loop – and it’s effectively an online competitive stealth game. Imagine an old Assassin’s Creed, but you’re in a team and you’re up against four other players.
Your goal is to infiltrate a vault and steal treasure, but your opponents will be trying to do the same thing. There are AI enemies all over the map, and if you get spotted, your location will be revealed to your foes. There are four different classes you can choose, each with different strengths and weaknesses, but there’s an emphasis on espionage whoever you pick.
Whether the formula works or not remains to be seen, but it’s certainly an interesting idea for a competitive multiplayer game. Obviously, it’ll need to establish a strong and passionate audience if it has any chance at success – the hardest part for any multiplayer title, unfortunately! – but a massive content roadmap and strong core mechanics could make this a sleeper hit.