E3 2011: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time First Look Preview

We talk about the latest teaser depicting the fourth adventure in a series that put developers Sucker Punch on the gaming map.

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Correction: The beginning of this article previously stated that Sucker Punch was the developer of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. We rectified the error and apologize for the confusion.

Sanzaru Games, the developers of the Sly Collection for the PS3, has finally done it. The long-awaited fourth game that core and casual gamers have waited for has finally been announced. The game, called Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, was revealed during Sony's press conference at this year's E3.

The teaser depicted the anthropomorphic raccoon thief Sly Cooper doing what he does best: leaping from building to building incognito in the dark, while being chased by the police in an unknown city. While escaping, he manages to pull off his trademark "perching onto the top of a spire" pose, slide down on a cable to the other side using his trademark cane, and catch a clothesline during a fall to catapult away from the police cars below.

Near the end of the short teaser, it turned out that the shadowy figure that seemed to be Sly Cooper was in fact Sly Cooper 2's antagonist-turned-ally, literal lounge lizard Dimitri Lousteau, who seemed mad when he told Sly Cooper (offscreen in the teaser) that he's not his "cheesy macaroni." We then heard Sly Cooper commenting to Bentley--again, offscreen--that "this is the last time we ever leave Dimitri in charge of the hideout." The turtle sidekick replied, "It was also the first time."

Not only did Sly Cooper seem to retain its all-ages humor, but the graphics in the trailer (which looked like in-game material) looked just as colorful as in past games, only with a coating of high-definition PlayStation 3 graphics. If past Sly Cooper titles are of any indication (along with developer Sucker Punch's past work with the Infamous series), Thieves in Time may lean towards being a sandbox-style action game. As an additional bonus for longtime fans of the series, it seems that the original voices of Sly Cooper and Bentley (Kevin Miller and Matt Olsen respectively) may be reprising their past roles.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be out in 2012 for the PS3. Stay tuned for more coverage on this game later at this year's E3.

Discussion

41 comments
kazumashadow
kazumashadow

Holy d*ck in a box i've waited for this, hopefuly it will turn out to be just as great as the other ones in the series

albatraum
albatraum

@shadowofsonic Actually I definitely don't like Jak better than Sly, and Ratchet and Clank and Sly are on about the same level for me.

ej_2010_ej
ej_2010_ej

the new sly game is going to be SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

Taix34@Me too! ShadowofSonic@Is it just me or is it anyone who has played sly has played rachet and jack is well and the other way around?

Taix34
Taix34

Gah i better go buy the first one i love The Sly Series :D

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

Eh,The series has always been second fiddle to Ratchet and Clank and Jak.

Arcadia_Roxas
Arcadia_Roxas

As long as they got most the original cast back, I'm glad. Just don't bring back Carmeliat's voice actress from Honor Among Thieves. Easily the worst of her different VAs in my opinion. I'm really excited for this, but I've read that the plot is about restoring the Thievius Raccoonus, so I hope this game doesn't end up as a rehash.

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

I can't wait for this. I've only finished the first game, played through 2nd and 3rd, and it was fun. Looking forward to playing more Sly. Now what's left is for Naughty Dog to bring back Jak and Daxter on the PS3... :roll:

theunseenblade
theunseenblade

While i'm sure this will be great, i still want a true sequel to Jak 4. For those that would argue that the Jak series ended, they did say the same for the Sly series, and look where we are now.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Been waiting for this one for soooooo long. I always said that when Sly 4 came out on the PS3, that's when I'd buy the machine. I guess they figured out i was bluffing when I got my PS3 and still announced it anyways! This is my most anticipated title of 2012. If you haven't played any of the Sly games, do yourself a favor and pick up the HD-remastered Sly Collection for the PS3. Sly 2 is a true work of art.

Lonnie2Hottie
Lonnie2Hottie

Love the Sly games! Looking forward to this too!

_IronManDude_
_IronManDude_

I have been waiting for this for two years (yeah, jumped on the Sly wagon a little late...). This game better deliver. It better not be another Playstation Heroes. And no comments that end in "~" can ruin this day.

chyng85
chyng85

A rare gem currently~

CyberLips
CyberLips

i've never played Sly Cooper but this looks really good!

eiadrtr
eiadrtr

i have been waiting for this game for a million year

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

YES!!! Sly Cooper was my first game on the PS2, I can't wait for this!! At least I got inFamous 2 coming either today or tomorrow to hold me over

Neophyte555
Neophyte555

man, its been 6 years. and finally its gonna happen.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Great game, it was hinted at after Sly 3, and I'm glad that it's finally confirmed. Built on PS3 technology? Can't wait!

eaglepride92
eaglepride92

It's not actually being made by Sucker Punch, its being made by the company who put together the Sly Collection, Sanzaru. This isn't necessarily a bad thing considering the fact that Sucker Punch saw the demo that Sanzaru made and thought it was well done.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

It's about time they announced this. This was hinted ever since the end of Sly 3.

Superzone
Superzone

Well, looks like I have more than enough reason to get the Sly Collection now :D

CCGR_Pheonix
CCGR_Pheonix

I really wish I had PS3 to play this. :(

StarKiller77000
StarKiller77000

Well,since we have already been waiting 6 years I don't think it will kill us to wait another year and a half.

MadcatMK6
MadcatMK6

So now Sucker Punch will have to think about inFAMOUS easter eggs in this game! XD

LgacyX6
LgacyX6

No way! Sly 4... about time.

Pumpkinhead3
Pumpkinhead3

This is a pretty big deal for me. A Jak and Daxter reboot would be nice too.

kyram_3
kyram_3

about dam time its gonna look awsome with updated graphics.co-op splitscreen missions?

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Nice! I knew this one was coming. Can't wait for it :)

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

can't wait for more details. Been waiting to hear news on a possible sequel for the PS3 and am more than thrilled to hear the announcement of such. Now all we are waiting on is for Jak and Daxter to reprise a new sequel fit for the PS3.

evilcomesback
evilcomesback

Can't wai, but i think it isnt sucker punch working on the game though...

gshell
gshell

great news....i'm playing the compilation now....great platformer series