Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time hits Feb. 5

Sanzaru Games' time-travelling action game coming to PS3 and PS Vita early next year; also launching day-and-date on PSN.

Sony has finally selected a specific moment in time for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time to release. The company today announced that the action game will arrive February 5 in North America for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Thieves in Time has found its time: February 5.

At launch, the game will be available both at retail and through the PlayStation Network. The game is also one of the first titles to take advantage of Sony's new Cross Buy promotion. As part of the offer, gamers who pick up the PS3 version of Thieves in Time will get the PS Vita iteration for free.

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 behind Thieves in Time.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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51 comments
angeloti83
angeloti83

Looks pretty cool, just as many other ps3 games. thnx SONY for caring about video gamers` needs.

daconehead
daconehead

I...actually do provide faith for this new title. It would not surprise me if this surpassed the other games in the series, and from the faith Sucker Punch has in the new developers, I'd say its an easy homerun 

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Happy with a new installment, leery of a non-Sucker Punch development.

 

For what it's worth, Sly was my favorite franchise of last gen.

robertcain
robertcain

I hope Sanzaru can deliver by enhancing the gameplay for the PS3 as the story looks far too similar to the original, collecting pages of the Theivius Racoonus all over again... 

tightwad34
tightwad34

I hope they didn't make a mistake by making this. It was getting some hype after it was announced, but now it almost seems like it doesn't exist. I won't be playing it, but I hope the lack of exposure isn't going to hurt it.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

sly cooper: kids in time

wow..i'm stoked.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

 @Slim02 That's the only way around it, but I'm sure Sony does not approves of it. The PSVita is an example of what I mean. Anyway, there are plenty of other issues with it, too. With first party games and Sony claiming online multi-player to be free, the two statements contradict each other. Personally, I consider the online pass a form of blackmail. (You buy this game new for your proper region or we'll take this feature away from you unless pay extra for it, even though we originally said it was free when we launched our system.)

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

well since they ruined ratchet and clank i guess this is the next best thing, just depressing to see this game focus on anyone besides sly cooper

sonic244
sonic244

This game is what i been waiting for. YEAH

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

This is going to be great.

csadhoo
csadhoo

this comes out on my birthday yayy!!!

theKSMM
theKSMM

The cross-play feature might actually get me to buy this game quickly.  Being able to play at home and continue on the go for one price sounds sweet.  Having to buy two games separately is why MLB The Show's cross-play didn't work out.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

 @Lhomity That code won't work for your main account if you import a game. So if someone from America is on vacation in Europe and decides to pick the game up while there instead of doing so back home, that code is going to cause them problems.

zzamaro
zzamaro

I got the demo which I got from the ratchet collection and it looks very good.  

svaubel
svaubel

One of the last PS3 games im actually looking forward to.

Hope it doesnt suffer "this gen" syndrome like everything else. IE short game unless you count mountains of DLC and online passes. I will wait though. If it has a online pass, sony isnt getting my money and I will buy used when it is cheaper.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

I wonder if Sony's going to use the online pass on top of the cross buy. I want to get this game, and I'd like to show respect for them taking a step in the right direction and being a bit more like GOG/Nintendo. Although, I refuse to buy games with online passes.

EKGProd
EKGProd

Can not wait for this. How awesome is it that we are getting another Sly game? Too awesome, is the answer. Way too awesome.

SolidTy
SolidTy

It's going to be great.

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

I wish I was playing it right now instead. :( .... 2 days until it's 10-year anniversary. *sigh*

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

I decided a while back not to pre-order it. I really hope it's good, and if it is I'll buy it for sure. But I just don't have enough faith in Sanzaru yet to say I'm sold.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd if this is a kid`s game then im a baby who hates pointless and no brainer games like COD. BY THE WAY THIS GAME LOOKS GREAT, just like most of  the ps3 exclusives.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd if this is a kid`s game then im a baby who hates pointless  and no brainer games like COD. BY THE WAY THIS GAME LOOKS GREAT, just like most of ps3 exclusives.

flameon12346
flameon12346

 @inso-maniac

 Yeah they did miss up Ratchet and Clank series with All 4 One. But I hope that Full Frontal Assault will be better so it can gain it respect back up.

Lhomity
Lhomity

 @svaubel Strange philosophy you have there. You don't like online passes, so you'll buy a game used if it requires one. I've heard of voting-with-one's-wallet, but buying a used game as some kind of statement against online passes simply defies logic. =/

 

No offense, but if you buy a new game with a pass you enter a 12-digit code. If you buy it used you are getting a item someone else and used and enjoyed. If a publisher decides that their online servers and other costly services are only provided to their customers, that is hardly a consumer rights violation, no matter how you twist it.

 

Again, no offense, but my brain hurts every time I see people whining about online passes.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

 @svaubel why would online passes bother you if you buy this game new?

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

 @nintendo-naut It's fair to be skeptical but after playing the demo, I think Sanzaru Games is a much better choice for the series than Sucker Punch returning.I love Sucker Punch. They will always be one of my favorite developers but they were watering down the series with the release of Sly 3 (great game but not a great Sly game). I trust Sanzaru Games to make an awesome Sly game.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

 @angeloti83 ps3 exclusives lol... sony does nothing but rip people off left and right...LBP to combat mario...modnation and LBPkarting to combat mario kart...PS all stars to combat smash bros...killzone to combat halo...uncharted to combat gears of war.. its pathetic... sly cooper is a sony ip from the cartoon days back in the ps1/ps2 era when cartoons where still popular...but it's over now..this nintendo ripoff isn't worth anyone's time.

svaubel
svaubel

 @Lhomity Why am I whining about online passes? Because it devalues games on the secondary market, and is a sign of publisher/developer entitlement thinking that they can still own a product after it has been sold. They think the used game market is piracy, but it is not. Piracy results in the loss of millions in revenue. Used games change hands what maybe a dozen times if that? And the money goes somewhere each time. Piracy is theft since no money changes hands. The original buyer paid for the full cost an thus the server time. He is no longer using that online space once he no longer has the game. Yet the pubs think they need to get a cut of the sale off used? Does no one else see a problem with this?

 

In no other industry are the sellers getting away with so much bull shit business practice. Yet people eat it all up like the good little sheep that they are.

 

I actually buy most of my games new, but I almost always wait for price drops since most games are half price within a few months. But I refuse to buy new games that have online passes because the more that sell that include them, more and more the publishers are going to think what they can get away with to screw over the consumer.

 

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @Lhomity  Online passes are evil.  I don't have time to list all the reasons why, but I'll give you these two examples:

 

1. If I sell my car while it's still under warranty, the manufacturer will still back it up.  It's part of the value of my car, and there's no reason that value shouldn't be transferrable.

 

2. If someone sells a game, then that person is no longer using the online servers, so it's not like the purchaser is creating some additional load on them that wasn't already accounted for in the purchase of the game.  What difference does it make if one gamer plays for six months or two gamers play for three months each in sequence?

 

I can understand why game makers hate used game sales, but claiming that it's an additional strain on their servers isn't true.

Lhomity
Lhomity

 @jsmoke03  Entering a 12-digit code is REALLY HARD WORK =(

 

 

flameon12346
flameon12346

 @Spacerac  @westsiderz28

 Yeah I think he is right. I did check and Sly Cooper games always had that same animation. It does look like PS2 quality but in HD and probably alittle more cartoonest.

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

 @DrRockso87 Well, I disagree about Sly 3 and I haven't played the demo. :P I'll just wait 'till the ol' review scores come in.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd my own logic? seems like u never read reviews...it`s not my own logic, thats why you can be free to ask any editor at gamespot. They ALWAYS talk about other facts than graphics. And i`m glad this conversation is over cuz you ignorance pisses me off.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

 @angeloti83 ok.. go on believing graphics don't matter in the reviews..lol..trust me..it's the most important thing.call of duty got 9.0 review scores...by your own logic your stupid ..lolwhatever...it's too easy.. i'm out.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd first of all, reviews are based on many things such as : gameplay, controllers, story, camera, graphics, and mechanics, of you don`t belive me ask any editor at gamespot or IGN. Second , selling a lot of games doesn`t mean it`s a good game, best example is CALL OF DUTY which only has a good multiplayer mode. And third.... end of discussion, I don`t wanna waste my time arguing with somebody who doesn`t have a clue about the video game industry. Keep playing Mario.. nobody cares.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

 @angeloti83 the only reason they score well is because of the graphics...the actual games suck and the sales show that.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd If they sucked badly how come little big planet and ratchet get high scores all around the gaming media??? do you think the world has a problem with these games?, is it the critics? or it is you., and your pointless hatred making nonsence conclusions?? i guess its the latter. Anyways nobody cares what you think, scores say it all.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

 @angeloti83 that's the whole point...nintendo owns the kiddy market and sony is trying to say me too.. pupeteer, tear away, littlebigplanet... they want a piece of the nintendo pie...but they suck horribly at it....they should just stick adult movies like uncharted and heavy rain...GTFO with that kiddy garbage...nintendo owns you...

i honestly dont know how the uncharted games scored so high...they are no better than any other game...last of us looks like the same thing in a different setting.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd and by the wayyy UNCHARTED HAS WON GAME OF THE YEAR MANY TIMES, 9.0 and up score! Mario is for dinosaurs! how many mario games are there?? like a 100???

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd  hahahha! you just make me laugh princess peach...go and play you childish console... you`re talking about kiddy games?? nintendo fanboy?' DONT MAKE ME LAUGH KIRBY!  keep on your sony hatred, that doesn`t stop them from being the best in the industry. BY THE WAY...GOD OF WAR KILLS  your sissy princess peach! 

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

 @angeloti83 dude...there's thousands of games released this gen...not just the crap sony releases to it's stupid customers. i played plenty this gen without having to eat every turd sony puts out ok?  i know gamers that only play on PC...so are they not gamers now because they dont want to play unfarted or sly cooper child in time?  PLZ ok..

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd  stop the play station hatred ,what did they did to you? i don`t care what you say, reviews talk very well about  these games (check gamespot ,IGN), and there even more games! heavy rain, metal gear 4... I`m sorry they are ps3 exclusives, but no wonder a gamer must play these games!!! so do me a favor get a ps3 and play the heck out of them! don`t miss some of the best games on this current gen just because they`re sony`s. greettings fellow gamer.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

 @angeloti83 uncharted sucks...infamous sucks...littlebigplanet is for kids....twisted metal,ratchet and clank are dead ips from the ps2 days.

sony exclusives are a joke that's why you are in last place you stupid ps3 fanboy.

angeloti83
angeloti83

 @KBFloYd SEEMS LIKE YOU NEED TO BUY A PS3 BUDDY, uncharted is NOTHING like gears of war, it`s got puzzles, and a great story unlike gow, since when can you build your own stages in a mario game??? LBP is UNIQUE because you can play stages people make from scratch!!- MARIO is the same  thing over and overr AND YOU DON`T HAVE THE FREEDOM FROM lbp.... Also SONY  has games like GOD OF WAR, TWISTED METAL, THE LAST OF US, INFAMOUS, RATCHET AND CLANK, which are unique on its own way..which i recommend you to try if you trully call yourself a "VIDEO GAMER" princess peach... LOL.

Lhomity
Lhomity

 @svaubel  Of course it devalues the game on the secondary market. Its the only thing that truly devalues the game on the secondary market. If you resell an item, it makes sense it be worth less than a new one. You can resell the game, but not the terms of your service. Its not about selling access or how many hours you have or haven't played online for. The pass implies the service is provided to you, and you alone, and is bound to your name/account.

 

In comparison, if you buy a new car, its devalued the moment you drive it, and not all warranties, roadside assist plans and other services can be resold (some manufacturers will let you do this, however). But then, there's an extremely clear distinction between a new car and a used car. If you've driven a used car, its obvious. Then again, nobody buys a new car, drives it for 5-10 hours then trades it in for another (rinse/repeat). Nor does anyone buy a new car, already having planned how and when they're going to re-sell it.

 

Missing manuals, inserts, broken or generic boxes, a few marks on the disc - none of these bother many modern gamers, while GameStop are passing much of this off at $5 difference within weeks of launch.

 

I'm willing to debate further in PM if you want. I feel bad detracting from Sly Cooper news, which most likely won't even have an online pass at all. =/