Confirmed: The Saboteur can destroy planes, smack Nazis

Our brains are now jammed with thoughts of big October games like Uncharted 2 or Borderlands. And it doesn’t look like November will be easier on ye’ old big pile of pink mush with Left 4 Dead 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sitting in disc trays, demanding to be spun in circles. Early December offers a bit of a respite, as we’ll turn our attention to a lone title — Pandemic Studios’ The Saboteur, an open-world action title about racing, Nazis, and killing said Nazis.

The fascinating monochromatic direction and focus on character and narrative are intriguing to say the least, even though the above video — just released this morning — dismisses the latter points with too many bangs, blood, and bombers.

In addition to the video, publisher EA also dropped a few images of the game in action. A few of them have been around the block more than once, but that’s cool — we like our stuff to be battle-tested.

The game hits December 8th in the US, and apparently December 4th in the UK.

Brad BradNicholson