Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time GR GamePlay demo

It’s been more than six years since Sly Cooper last starred in a caper, but the raccoon cat-burglar’s long-awaited return to action is just over the horizon. Earlier this week, we got a chance to tackle Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for ourselves, and judging from what we’ve played so far, the franchise is in good hands with new developer Sanzaru. Thieves in Time is a finely tuned, cel-shaded, goofy platformer filled with stealth, climbing and opportunities to steal stuff – in short, it’s everything we’ve come to expect from a Sly game.

We visited two levels during our playthrough: in the first one, we crept through a restaurant in feudal Japan as Sly’s ninja/sushi chef ancestor, Rioichi. In the second, we explored a medieval big top as Sly, armed with an archer costume that let him shoot remote-controlled arrows attached to ropes, which he could then run across. And while we could bore you with more description, we’ve instead brought together two editors who played the game – GamesRadar’s Mikel Reparaz and PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s Scott Butterworth – to talk you through the two levels in their entirety and point out cool stuff along the way.

So far, Thieves in Time looks poised to be a treat for fans who’ve missed the larcenous raccoon’s antics. We’ll find out for sure when the game finally arrives sometime this fall.


  • shawksta - March 2, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    I knew they wouldnt fail us, Theives in Times is just awesome looking and plays just as awesome as the past games, and being able to play as Sly's Ancester's is awesome aswell, its great seeing how awesome this game is shaping up to be.
  • radiodeaf - March 2, 2012 7:46 a.m.

    did anyone else get reminded of Psychonauts when they were in the circus tent as an Archer.
  • n00b - March 2, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    what happened to fap?
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 2, 2012 5:32 a.m.

    This looks pretty darn great. I liked the collection a lot and the story sounds like a fun tie in.
  • xarab4lyfex - March 1, 2012 10:28 p.m.

    Looks FUCKING AMAZING. Easily the game I'm most excited for this year. Even more than Borderlands 2. Sanzaru is bring Sly back.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - March 1, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    This looks fantastic. I'm anticipating this game even more now. I'm impressed that Sanzaru can stay so true to Sly's art style and gameplay. Sucker Punch must be keeping a close eye over this games development.
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - March 1, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    It's times like these that I really wish I had a PS3. Also, Lando!
  • 44Patriots44 - March 1, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    Love seeing this. Have wanted the series to return for so long and was very nervous with the new developer. But it looks exactly like the old games. So excited to see this. Any idea on release?
  • shinyscizor93 - March 1, 2012 9:19 p.m.

    Looks like Sanzaru is taking good care of Sly and co. I was a little apprehensive at first when I found out Sucker Punch wasn't developing the game, but I'm very excited for this game now.
  • Cyberninja - March 1, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    looking good and I had doubts with a new devolper taking over but this looks like it upholds the legacy well.

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