Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time to offer more of everything we love about the rakish raccoon

Here’s what’s great about the Sly Cooper series: It is, unapologetically, an adventure platform game. It doesn’t ever deny its platform heritage – in fact, it embraces it, lovingly, delivering tight controls, tough missions, and those delightful pattern-based bosses. It’s all about timing, about jumps and dodges, feints and attacks. Plus, it’s got some of our favorite characters to grace the PS2.

That’s why we were cautiously curious when the keys were handed over from original dev team Sucker Punch to new studio Sanzaru Games (which worked on the excellent Sly Collection). But after seeing it unveiled at E3, and then again at PAX last week, we’re tossing all caution to the wind. Sanzaru clearly gets what matters about the Sly series, and the game is already looking fabulous. Sure, we’ve yet to play it, but we’re confident Sanzaru is at least on the right path to deliver exactly what we want from a Sly game.

Check out my interview with Sanzaru’s president, Glen Egan. He clearly gets it. But what do you think?

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is due sometime in 2012, exclusively on PS3.

Sep. 2, 2011


  • olivia-neu - December 21, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    wait are they making this for ps2
  • stevethetree - September 2, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    Get out of the way, Glen! I'm trying to watch Sly!
  • Crypto140 - September 3, 2011 6:22 a.m.

    This is why I hate interviews, just give us gameplay and we will all STFU. Or at least talk in the backround. I'm looking at you 90% of all Skyrim videos.
  • IceBlueKirby - September 2, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    I was worried when I found out Sucker Punch wasn't developing it, but it looks like I can put my fears to rest. I'm definitely looking forward to this game.
  • bobthekilla8 - September 2, 2011 1:15 p.m.

    the first sly coopers are some of my favorite games ever why does sly only have to be on PS3!!! WHY!!!!
  • Celticlupin13 - September 2, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Because it's always been on Sony systems... you guys have that other platformer mascot, right? what was his name.... oh, i give up
  • SumthingStupid - September 2, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    jak and daxter? and sly coope: TiT looks so awesome!
  • Viklandian - September 2, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Sonic... hold on, no one cares about Sonic. And, for those who care, he's multiplatform anyway. Jak and Daxter... yep, ours. Ratchet and Clank... no, wait, ours as well. Angry bird... oh, right, that's a different thing. Some sort of... boxing kangaroo? OK, I give up. I suppose you guys have that Gears of Wrath thing or whatever. And hey, slightly earlier access to Skyrim DLC and stuff, right? That makes it worth it, right? OK fine, I suppose having a relatively hack-free XBOX Live is a nice perk too. And yes, I am aware the game is called Gears of War. Settle down.
  • bobthekilla8 - September 2, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    congratulations you have Jak and Daxter, and Ratchet and Clank to bad neither of those have been good since the PS2.
  • Viklandian - September 2, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    To be fair, Jak and Daxter hadn't actually made the leap to PS3. Nautghty Dog instead decided to work on a certain series called Uncharted - not sure if you've heard of it. To be fair, Nathan Drake isn't exactly mascot material - probably a tad generic. At least he isn't bald, and he doesn't wear a helmet all the time. Whether or not Ratchet and Clank is still good is a matter of personal taste. Anyway, do we need to debate all the other exclusives, or can we move on?
  • Crypto140 - September 3, 2011 6:21 a.m.

    We also have Kratos from God of War. I maen, that first one got a 10/10 on this site, the second one a 9/10, and God of War 3 blew everything out of the water. The Xbox only has Master(bate) Cheif, Marcus Fenix, and Alan Wake. I don't know if you want to count the last one.
  • bobthekilla8 - September 3, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    Yah and Halo, Gears, and Alan Wake are all as good if not better then God of war and Uncharted. We also have fable, forza, left 4 dead, and crackdown. these are all great games that have great sequels. good luck topping that.
  • zaid-mohammad - September 3, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    demon's souls,Gran turismo, Mod Nation, Motorstorm,Twisted metal, resistance, killzone, Infamous, Heavy Rain, LBP, Is tht enough
  • SumthingStupid - September 3, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    left 4 dead isnt an exclusive, and R&C are amazing games too, and they forgot warhawk and starhawk, plus how can you compare gears/halo/A.Wake to God of War/Uncharted when they arent the same types of games
  • onewingedantista - September 2, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    I can't wait for this game! I hope Sanzaru can pull another excellent game off!

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