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Sly Cooper Thieves in Time

New Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Gameplay Video, Treasure Design Contest Winners

Cristian Cardona's Avatar Posted by Cristian Cardona on Jan 09, 2013 // Associate Product Marketing Manager, Software Marketing

Happy New Year from the Sly gang! 2012 was full of fantastic gaming goodness. Hopefully you’ve found some favorites (I know I have – Persona 4 Golden, anyone?) that you’re still playing, but we’re sure you’re already looking ahead to what’s landing in 2013.

By the looks of it, 2013 is looking just as good with the upcoming release of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time! Sly and the gang are back on February 5th for $39.99 on PlayStation 3 and $29.99 on PS Vita. If you buy the PS3 copy, you’ll receive the digital PS Vita version from PSN at no additional cost.

Today we’re here to give you a taste of some of the new gameplay you’ll get to experience. In case you missed it, we had an IGN Live session right before the holidays, with Glen Egan and Mat Kraemer from Sanzaru Games showing off the first few hours of the game. In that preview you got a glimpse of some of the gameplay mechanics, Sly’s samurai costume, his Japanese ancestor Rioichi Cooper, and a look at one of the vibrant lush environments Sly will be visiting as he travels through time. In this new gameplay video below, you’ll get to see how the team works together to pull a heist on El Jefe, the epic boss you’ll meet during your travels to Feudal Japan.

This is just a slice of how the game is going to break down but there will be plenty to do aside from that, including earning all of the costumes — which you’ll be able to replay the game with to find new collectables and hidden treasures. Speaking of collectables, we’d like to take a minute to announce the winners of our Sly Cooper Treasure Design Contest! It’s been quite a while, but we finally got a hold of the winners and are happy to reveal the two winning designs. Both the items below and their descriptions will be included as collectable treasures in Thieves in Time:

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - Cane Polish

–By Case M.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - Cookie Jar

–By Jaime P.

We had tons of entries and the team had a tough time choosing these winners, but we want to make sure everyone got to see their designs! Big congrats as well to our runner-up winners, who were also notified. We hope you’ve been enjoying the fantastic prizes!

Bet you can’t wait to start playing, right? Well good news — we’ll be releasing a new downloadable demo, so you can get some hands-on time with Sly before the game hits store shelves. Starting January 22nd, the new demo will be available exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Then, on January 29th, it will be available publicly to all PSN users. For those of who got early access to the first Sly demo from the Ratchet & Clank Collection, this demo is brand new — so be sure to check this one out as well! Stay tuned for lots more on Sly as we head toward launch, and don’t forget to pre-order your copy today.

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+ saskamazon on January 9th, 2013 at 1:14 pm said:

just wanted to chime in & say thanks Sony … really appreciate the price drop. the demo is fantastic – got it w/ R & C collection …. it has been replayed multiple times … I see this as Sony really wanting to provide consumers with a quality title at a fantastic Day 1 price …. it will encourage anyone on the fence to jump in Day 1 … as is so often the case, Day 1 purchasers & loyal fans sort of get dinged – I had LBP Karting & PS All Stars preordered & paid full fare Day 1 … then within 3 weeks, both titles had sales seeing a 50% price drop …. so this is a way to prevent that & I am thrilled …. this game looks & plays beautifully … anyone out there who has missed out, buy the Sly collection – 3 games, full HD & good value … well worth a purchase. counting the days till my preorder is available !


+ fadi002 on January 9th, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

How big is the Vita version, roughly?


+ Sorceressvampire on January 9th, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

Yes perfect price for a awesome game like Sly Cooper 4 Thieves in Time and also wondering if Sony going to put a demo of Sly 4 on playstation store this month?


+ offline2012 on January 9th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:



+ Magicman354_ on January 9th, 2013 at 2:06 pm said:


About how many hours is this game?


+ RabiesGirl on January 9th, 2013 at 2:07 pm said:

awww, sad face. when will the names be announced? also to anyone who finds these items weren’t good or creative. I think they are. The cane cleaner is pretty neat, plus its not just another pricey item with jewels and magic all over it, its something that the cooper clan could have used over the years. something every cooper used is pretty epic if you ask me :D. and as for the cookie jar its the first item sly ever stole if you read the comics. idk, to me both these items are rather nice to see that sly isnt only interested in gold and money but enjoys the little things in life :3 Anyway, thanks for the contest, it was fun and amazing^^ and even if it took forever to find out who won I’m still glad to have finally got to see it announced!

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 10th, 2013 at 10:13 am said:

    Yeah….took us a bit unfortunately. We’ll be fixing the post in a bit to show the names!
    Thanks for your patience =)


+ Kchow23 on January 9th, 2013 at 2:12 pm said:

The game looks great and at a reasonable price… really no reason not to get the PS3 copy. Will we be able to preorder it on the PS Store before it releases?

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:58 pm said:

    No pre-orders via the Store, unfortunately.


+ freshprincepbg on January 9th, 2013 at 2:15 pm said:

$40?? Omg if you guys don’t buy this, you deserve to be kicked in the nuts! :D


+ SlyCooperFan100 on January 9th, 2013 at 2:16 pm said:

Thank you so much for all of these news, Cristian! You’re always keeping us on top of the latest Sly 4 happenings. :D Very happy to see a $20 price drop, as if I wasn’t buying it on day one anyway xD Can’t wait to play that demo on the 29th!


+ SlyCooperFan100 on January 9th, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

Just remembered to ask. How large will the PS Vita version be? I gotta make sure I have room. :P


+ DiamondRabbit on January 9th, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

This is too cheap, let me give money to sucker punch. They want my money!


+ Kchow23 on January 9th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

No double trophy is a bit of a bummer though and how big will the game be? PS Vita bundles should pack in far bigger memory cards if the PS Vita copy will always be downloadable and if you want PS Plus to do well. I have a 32GB that is almost all filled up…. hoping a 64GB version comes out soon.


+ Wozman23 on January 9th, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

Hopefully at $40 it will fly of the shelves, justifying the release of further installments and more games like it. I was perfectly content paying $60 for my most anticipated game of the year.

It is a bit confounding since the game seems to have a lot of content, and everything I’ve seen has been nothing short of stellar. As seen here, there are negative implications on launching at a lower price point. I’m confident it’s not a testament to the quality of the game, but rather to the fact that selling a cartoony action platformer isn’t the most sane choice these days.


+ BlaqMagiq24 on January 9th, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

Only 39.99 AND with Cross Buy? Wow you guys at Sanzaru are the best! I would’ve bought it even if it was $60 because you guys are making a great game while staying faithful to the series. You guys without a doubt will have a buy from me.


+ Jakintosh on January 9th, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

$39.99? Unified trophy list? Cross buy?

This is absolute perfection. Not to mention how amazing the game itself looks. Needless to say this has become a day one purchase.


+ Jakintosh on January 9th, 2013 at 3:07 pm said:

Also, to clarify, I am actually thrilled that more games are adopting unified trophy lists across PS3/Vita. As a pretty avid trophy hunter (3200 trophies) I feel like it’s cheating when I get free platinums, so I refuse to play motorstorm RC or sound shapes on PS3. I’m glad this is becoming a trend.


+ remanutd5 on January 9th, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

at 82 yea we need more games like Ratchet and clank, Jack and Daxter and Sly Cooper, all of them are awesome!!!!


+ RDR2797 on January 9th, 2013 at 3:23 pm said:

What were the runner-up treasures?


+ OmegaSpear on January 9th, 2013 at 3:40 pm said:

Day 1 for sure!


+ DigiOps on January 9th, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

I am very excite.


+ Heatseeker125 on January 9th, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

Excellent decision on the price!


+ tusunami on January 9th, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:

Yeah more games coming out for PS VIta keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ Dimavsitf on January 9th, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

Vice solution. I’m sure you’ll make huge benefits from this deal. Especially when it comes to price and the copies sold. Can’t wait for this game!


+ EmperorKorea on January 9th, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

a price cut before release? either sony smartened up and realized that their games don’t sell or sly 4 is a dud.


+ cfountain on January 9th, 2013 at 5:03 pm said:

what’s the file size for the Vita version?

now that it is 30 for it everywhere I will buy it off the PSN so I can always have it on me.


+ Elvick_ on January 9th, 2013 at 5:08 pm said:

Given the combined trophy list, I will probably just buy the Vita version. I play it more than anything else.


+ GaleGlory89 on January 9th, 2013 at 5:37 pm said:

There are a lot of title I want to save up to, but this deal made me reconsider.


+ The_Dukenator on January 9th, 2013 at 6:31 pm said:

@53 One of the missions in game, according to the previews of it..

@85 One trophy list that’s shared.


+ kerwanstar on January 9th, 2013 at 7:01 pm said:

Are the controls all the same? Is the HUD the same (Health bar and powerup bar)? Is there still a “Thiefnet” to purchase powerups from? And lastly, if you’re at liberty to reveal, what characters are we going to see? Will there still be Guru, Penelope, Panda King, and Dimitri?

I’m very excited for this game. I was a little upset when I heard Sucker Punch was dropping it, but I’m interested to see where Sanzaru goes with the Sly series.

Thank you.

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

    Yes. Mostly. Yes. Can’t reveal!
    Sanzaru did good! You won’t be disappointed.


+ jp_morgan_1837 on January 9th, 2013 at 7:44 pm said:

$40 means I’ll be buying on launch day. Which will be my second time ever buying a game without waiting for a price drop. $60 is just too steep. My most anticipated release of the year is one step closer…


+ snakeeyes211 on January 9th, 2013 at 8:27 pm said:

Love you Cristian you always have good news to share with the PlayStation community :-)


+ Pashmina626 on January 9th, 2013 at 8:39 pm said:

I’m a major fan of the Sly Cooper series so I’m happy to see that we’re going to be playing as Sly’s ancestors so since we already know of a few ancestors so will there be any more ancestors to be revealed soon?.
As we all remember from going through the Cooper Vault in Sly 3 that there are 10 big Coopers so will the characters Slytunkamen Cooper 2 , Otto Van Cooper , Slaigh MacCooper and Thaddeus Winslow Cooper 3 and Henriette “One Eye” Cooper as we already know that Rioichi Cooper , Sir Galleth Cooper , Salim al Kupar Cooper and “Tennessee Kid” Cooper are going to appear.


+ thunderbear on January 9th, 2013 at 8:48 pm said:

Definitely a day 1 purchase for me. Always was, even at $60. From the IGN previews I saw, this game seems to be packed with content and a lot more than other $60 games.


+ RE_Player on January 9th, 2013 at 8:53 pm said:

Very cool move. Since I play my Vita more I pre-ordered the stand alone Vita version at the original price of $39.99 feeling I wouldn’t really play it on PS3 that much and save some money, that version being $59.99 before. Now that $39.99 is the PS3 price and you get the Vita version as well I’ll get that one. Even if I still play the Vita version more it’s too good of a deal to pass up!!


+ The_Dukenator on January 9th, 2013 at 9:10 pm said:

@99 Should be. Check the previews and such already out there.


+ slycooper330152 on January 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm said:

Will Carmelita fox have a mexican acsent like in sly 1 and 3?

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm said:

    It’ll be a Latin accent. It’s awesome!


+ DarkBloodFang130 on January 9th, 2013 at 10:07 pm said:

Other than the Paris prologue level, is there somehing else we will be expecting from the demo when it’s released?

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

    A great feeling after playing it? =)


+ tabreez on January 10th, 2013 at 12:26 am said:

Will the multi-player be playable on cross-play?


+ rayzerb2_0 on January 10th, 2013 at 12:48 am said:

wait did i read that right my favorite talking rodent will be getting a test drive on vita on the 29th and the same experience and length of the ps3 version for only 29.99 it wasn’t a mistake was it?


+ Midgetguy on January 10th, 2013 at 6:41 am said:

Can we see some of the runner ups?

Also, can we see the original artwork for the entries? I’d love to see some of the original artwork and original designs, as I’m sure the participants are super talented!


+ tabreez on January 10th, 2013 at 7:47 am said:

Can multi-player be playable P1: PS3 & P2: PSVita?

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

    There’s no MP in Sly.


+ YungShep on January 10th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

im in! day 1 40.00 bucks. deal!


+ Barcads on January 10th, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

Does the Jak and Daxter Easter Egg means that you are making Jak IV?


+ RDespair on January 10th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

Will there be a 10% off discount for digital copies?

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:53 pm said:

    For the Vita, yes.


+ dodgedoors on January 10th, 2013 at 10:02 am said:

HINT: This would be the perfect time to put the sly collection on PSN and make it free for plus


+ POWERRichard on January 10th, 2013 at 1:26 pm said:

Sorry if this sounds dumb,but will the price for the game be $39.99 worldwide?

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    + Cristian Cardona on January 14th, 2013 at 4:53 pm said:

    Prices will very by region. I’d check wherever it is that you plan on buying it.


+ macsam-usa on January 15th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

hey christian cardona
you are awsome thanks for al info
i cant wait for 5 feb i cane buy it in de psn store and ofcourse the demo to
thanks again :}


+ bansa42 on January 15th, 2013 at 11:36 am said:

IS it there gonna be any else languages then english?


+ tabreez on January 19th, 2013 at 2:22 am said:

Is there going to be a extra bonus for the UK?


+ CooperJaw on January 19th, 2013 at 12:19 pm said:

Hey. Love Sly Cooper, love what Sanzaru is doing. But will the playstation plus-demo be available for all countries, at least europe?


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