Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time due this fall

Time-travelling latest entry in Sony's action series dropping on PlayStation 3 later this year.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will arrive exclusively on the PlayStation 3 this fall, developer Sanzaru Games told GameSpot today.

Sly Cooper returns this fall.

Announced during Sony's 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing, Thieves in Time previously carried a general 2012 release window.

Though Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the first entry in the franchise Sanzaru has designed, the studio is not entirely a stranger to the series. The developer--also behind PlayStation 2 title Secret Agent Clank--contributed to 2010's Sly Collection.

The Sly Collection is a budget-priced high-definition combination pack that bundled PlayStation 2 Sly titles Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves for the PS3. These titles were originally developed by Sucker Punch Productions, which has since devoted its efforts to the Infamous franchise on the PS3.

As was suggested by the game's teaser trailer at E3 2011, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will have players meeting up with Sly's ancestors through time travel. For more on Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, check out GameSpot's On the Spot video feature with Sanzaru Games president and CEO Glen Egan, embedded below.

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