Gamers who preorder Thief will also get “The Bank Heist,” an exclusive mission into the most secure location in the city.

Continuing the fine tradition of “give us money up-front in exchange for a little something you’ll have to pay for otherwise,” Eidos Montreal has announced that preorders of the upcoming Thief will come with “The Bank Heist,” an exclusive mission into the Stonemarket First Bank to snatch the Star of Auldale. It’s the biggest and most secure bank in the city, with a reputation for being utterly impregnable, but in spite of all that it seems like a pretty simple proposition: bust in, grab the swag and clear out, and do it all faster than your friends.

The Stonemarket First Bank isn’t guarded by Mechanist machines but Thief fans will no doubt draw an immediate parallel between this and First City Bank and Trust, the mission from Thief 2: The Metal Age that had Garrett busting into a bank for rather more pressing reasons than just money. A bonus mission that can live up to that legacy is a pretty compelling reason to preorder, but of course there’s no way to know if it actually does until it’s too late. Such is life. Hey, at least it’s not retailer-exclusive.

Thief comes out on February 25, 2014, for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and PC.

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