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E3 Replay: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Glen Egan's Avatar + Posted by Glen Egan on Jun 16, 2011 // President, Sanzaru Games

I wanted to thank everyone for the great reception we received at E3 when we announced the next installment of the Sly Cooper franchise, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, which will come to the PlayStation 3 in 2012.

In case you missed it last week, here’s a broadcast segment we did with the PlayStation.blog live from the SCEA booth on the E3 show floor. We knew Jeff Rubenstein was a big fan of the series and this was the first time he had a chance to see what we had been up to. He had a bunch of great questions for us, and a bunch more that we’ll be answering over the next few months!

Seven of us founded Sanzaru Games back at the beginning of 2007 and since then we have been hard at work, steadily increasing the size and quality of the games we work on. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be our third game with SCEA; last year we released The Sly Collection for the PS3. It’s been great to work with the SCEA world class production team behind Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter, inFAMOUS, UNCHARTED, Resistance and, of course, The Sly Cooper series!

We realized back in 2008 when we pitched the idea of working on the next Sly Cooper that it was a pretty crazy idea, but we absolutely love the series and are glad that once people saw our hard work they responded enthusiastically.

A question I was asked several times at the show was “Isn’t it a huge amount of pressure to take on such a big franchise like Sly Cooper?” I think my answer really sums up the spirit of Sanzaru: we are infinitely more excited about the fact that we are working on something as cool and fun as Sly Cooper and this excitement feeds on itself as people are constantly coming up with cool new ideas to incorporate into the game. So while I wouldn’t describe the process of making such a big game as easy we are more excited to see how it all comes together.

So thanks again for the support and stay tuned for more cool announcements about the game over the next few months!

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+ pscoolman on June 21st, 2011 at 6:19 pm said:

Is the reason for the name because Sucker Punch will continue with the Sly series and make Sly 4 and that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is just to fill in the gap with what happens in between Sly 3 and Sly 4?


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+ slydaniels on June 21st, 2011 at 8:28 pm said:

@ 50 I think they wanted to save the title Sly 4 for when Sucker Punch decides to make another Sly.


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+ pscoolman on June 21st, 2011 at 10:35 pm said:

Tryin to steal my lightning are you slydaniels (hehe jk) But yeah that’s what I was thinking


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+ slydaniels on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:37 am said:

Great minds think alike. XD

people say that’s not going to happen but you never know…unless you work for SP.


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+ comedianguy on June 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 am said:

@slydaniels Or maybe Sanzaru will make the next game to Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. Altough i wouldn’t mind seeing Sucker Punch doing another Sly Game i would prefer to see Sanzaru make more Sly games because they seem to put their heart in the project.

Now i have a little question for you Glen:

Will the operations be back?

Thank you for your dedication.


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+ claudio1313 on June 23rd, 2011 at 8:30 pm said:

First off thanks for making another Sly game. If u decide to make a Collectors Edition (Hope you do) then I have an idea to make the Collectors game case the Thievius Raccoonus I think it would look really cool


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+ bdc4444 on June 24th, 2011 at 11:34 am said:

@slydaniels @pscoolman @everyone wondering why its not “sly 4″

So Glenn said that theirs a reason why its not Sly 4 to be revealed later. I have 3 guess let me know what you think:

1) Maybe this game will be more focused around Sly Cooper, and maybe (hopefully not) it’ll play more like the first game. (I sure hope not because the 2nd and 3rd were so much better than the first)

2) As you all said, this could be the link to Sly 4, or even if Sucker Punch wants to make Sly 4. I think this is a stupid reason if it is true. Why not call this Sly 4 and then the next one Sly 5? Does SP not trust Sanzaru to make a Sly 4? I doubt this is the reason.

3) MOST PROBABLE AND MY FAVORITE EXPLANATION.. IT’S EFFING TIME TRAVEL!!! DUH! Hello McFly! Maybe Sly and the gang time travel back to the events in the first game?! How sick would it be to fight side by side with Sly’s dad trying to defeat all Fiendish Five members.My only hope is if Sanzaru is really going all out with time travel, please I’m begging you to check your continuity! I lose all respect for a game if it contradicts a previous game.


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+ joemets62 on June 26th, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

Will this be the last game of the series?


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+ slydaniels on June 26th, 2011 at 11:18 pm said:

@comedianguy yes but when a new developer takes on a game that you are emotionally attached with there is that fear that it well suck, but as I said I have complete confidence that Sanzaru well do a great job, seeing how they are fans of Sly like us; the only reason I would like to see Sucker Punch make the next Sly game rather then Sanzaru is that Sly is what made Sucker Punch what it is today, it would be really cool to see them take on Sly at least once more just to see how they would develop it from PS2 standers to PS3 and then Sanzaru can take us and Sly on a whole new journey with there story’s.

~Keep up the great work guys.


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+ jgr9 on June 27th, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

PUT SLY’S FACE BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS! That’s something you should never majorly change in a game series, especially the main character.


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+ dlbpc on June 27th, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

So when will Sanzaru open up its own forum?


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+ pensfan044 on June 28th, 2011 at 9:42 pm said:

So will sly live a sort of double life? Constable Cooper vs. the thief Sly? I always envisioned a new sly with different episodes where he works 1) with Carmelita and the police and 2) where he works with the Cooper Gang. Plus how about a surprise plot twist where Sly’s father is still alive but is a prisoner to some ruthless criminal who forces him to commit crimes and impersonate Sly? Also will the ability to walk/slide on laser beams (learned in the Cooper Vault in Sly 3 and created by Sly’s father) be returning?


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+ theasfire7 on July 11th, 2011 at 4:19 am said:

Hey l have seen your ”sly cooper thieves in time” trailer and gameplay and l can say that l’m really impressed about your work ( the graphics, the enviroments ,the abilities and the fights )….Six months ago l t l said ”the new sly cooper will have bad graphics because it is difficult to make all this characters with good graphics,you know,but you did it…l have started to collect money for this game …..l know it comes at 2012 but l want to know which month and if this game will have a specila edition…..thank you


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+ theasfire7 on July 11th, 2011 at 4:37 am said:

P.S l have 3 another questions

1) sly cooper tiheves in time continues the storyline of the 3 previous ”sly cooper” games

2) at the end of sly 3 honor among thieves we have seen that sly acting at carmelita that he didn’t remember anything..Camrelita will chase cooper gang or she joined it

3)The title says ”sly cooper thieves in time…it means that the game will have old thieves and new thieves or as bentley at the end of sly 3 honor among thieves says ”l’m building a time machine to find out ” they will travel back to the past (sorry about my english .l’m greek)


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