The release date for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is travelling forward through time. A new trailer for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita project (embedded below) reveals the game has been delayed from fall 2012 to early 2013.
When Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time does arrive, it will be one of the first games to take advantage of Sony's new Cross Buy promotion. As part of the offer, gamers who pick up the PS3 version of the game will get the PS Vita iteration for free.
[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a PlayStation representative provided a statement on the game's delay.
"Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be releasing in February 2013 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita," reads a line from the statement. "With a robust and diverse catalog of first and third party content launching this holiday season--including Wonderbook: Book of Spells, PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale, Little Big Planet Karting, Assassins Creed III, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, Madden 13, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified--we have decided to release Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time in early 2013 to ensure gamers continue to have a variety of content to enjoy after the holidays and into the New Year."
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the first core entry in the series developed outside of Sucker Punch Productions, but Sony has tapped a studio familiar with the source material for the project. Sanzaru Games, which contributed to 2010's Sly Collection, is currently at work on Thieves in Time.
For more on Thieves in Time, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.