First Look: The Sly Collection in HD for PS3

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Hi there, My name is Glen Egan, I am the President of Sanzaru Games, a Foster City, CA based independent video-game studio. We are very hard at work bringing The Sly Collection to the PS3 and I just wanted to use this brief post to tell everyone a little bit about our studio and what’s going to be in the game. Sanzaru Games has been making videogames since 2007; the PlayStation historians out there may remember that we were responsible for the PS2 version of Secret Agent Clank. But this year we are sinking our teeth into the PS3. In case you missed all the E3 action, here is a quick rundown on The Sly Collection…

Sly Cooper 1 PS2 Sly Cooper 1 PS3

The game will feature all three titles in the Sly Cooper series: Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus; Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves and Sly Cooper 3: Honor Among Thieves. They have all been remastered in HD with up-rezed textures and full 16:9 widescreen rendering to deliver the most vibrant, crisp Sly Cooper experience yet. Sly Cooper 3 will also be playable using the latest 3D televisions, which are extremely cool — I wish there was a way to demonstrate it online, but I think the best thing to do is to swing by your local Best Buy (or whoever) and checkout a demo of the Sony Bravias. It is a very nifty new way to experience the game and from the moment you see it you will be hooked — I know I am! Players will also now be able to earn Trophies as they play through the games and yes, I can confirm officially that there will be three platinum trophies awarded, one for completing each game. We will also be adding a series of cool PlayStation Move mini-games to the collection. We’ll have more information on the mini-games in the coming weeks.

Sly Cooper 3 PS2

Sly Cooper 3 PS3

We are all big fans of the Sly Cooper series and the opportunity to work with Sucker Punch and Sony to bring the games to the PS3 is awesome. Sucker Punch created the amazing Sly Cooper universe and we have learned so much from working with them — their kung-fu is very strong as I am sure you can tell from the spectacular game inFAMOUS! The guys have been super helpful getting everything together for us to work on and things are coming along great.

Sly Cooper 2 PS2 Sly Cooper 2 PS3

So that’s it for now, we will definitely have more info on the game to share shortly, so watch this space!

Cheers,
Glen

P.S. Go try a 3D TV — they rock!

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  • I’m totally into these HD collections. All over this.

  • I heard a rumor its going to work with the move controler!

  • Looks GREAT.

    ICO and Shadow of Colossus please!

  • I cannot wait for this! Day one purchase from me.
    I hope this becomes a trend, because I want to see MGS, KH and even ICO/shadow of the colossus remade!

  • “go try a 3D tv” at those prices? wif the loser glasses? with all of 2 movies 2 tv channels I cant get & a handful of games not yet out? I’ll pass. Give us real 1080p instead. The few games that have that prove its well within reach and realistic.

  • So uh, any news on other HD classic re-releases we’ll be getting?

  • It gives me hope. I’ll be sure to check that collection out.

    I really want to see a Shadow of the Colossus + Ico HD and a Metal Gear Solid Collection HD. Maybe someday in the future… ;)

  • GREAT UPGRADE!
    Sucker Punch are just AWESOME!

  • It will be cool if we can get Jak and Daxter serie in HD !!!

  • Okay Sony, Now Be Smart If You Want People To Stop Complaining About BC This Is What You Do
    Ratchet & Clank Collection (It Was More Popular Then Sly, loved Sly & Ratchet Plus It Will Make Sales Increases Because more People Will Be Curious Since It’s Good Enough To Get A Collection.. look at how much people who didnt play Sly Who Say They’ll Buy The Collection)
    Jak Collection (Just Because You Didn’t Release a Icon Like That For PS3)
    Dark Cloud Collection ( Because It’s One Of The Greatest RPGs On Ps2 & Hard To Find Number 2)
    Kingdom Hearts Collection (Its just one of the ps2’s greatest games series)
    Team ICO(i really dont Know About it but its High Demand)
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 Collection Since It’s A Series (Make SE Sign Contract)
    Crash Bandicoot Collection (Crash B 1-3 +CTR & Crash Bash Since It’s PS1 & Everyone Would Love To Play Classic Crash Without That Shaking Texture And HD Without It Being On WII & 360
    Same Goes For Spyro

  • How is the framerate? I saw the trailer at E3 as wasn’t impressed by it…

  • I might try this out. But like others have said FF X, X-2, XII, SSX Collection, Silent Hill Collection, Metal Gear trilogy HD update would be definite sellers

  • Wish someone would do a TimeSplitters 1/2/3 HD remake! :P :P :P

  • It’s great to see this happening. I must say, I’m disappointed at “up-rezed” textures instead of using the original high-resolution art assets, when possible.

    Please tell me that you re-encoded the original audio assets at a higher quality, at least?

    If re-authoring textures and audio from the original HD assets means requiring an HD install, I am totally fine with that. I’d rather have the higher quality experience that the artists intended and these games deserve! :)

    I live in Mountain View if you need any on-site beta testing or feedback ;)

  • I never played Sly Cooper before.

    I love the PS below the post. LOL. Yes they do rock but spending $3,500 does not rock! How about. PS Here’s $3,500 go out there and buy a new 3DTV with some glasses. LOL

  • Jak HD would be cool, as would a Gex remake.

    @63 I totally agree — a TimeSplitters HD collection would be AMAZING. I’m already psyched for the MDK HD version; I hope it comes to PSN!

  • Ill probably pick it up when it releases, its gonna be fun

  • I love all this collection because i havent playd so many games on the ps2 like the god of war collection and now sly.Hop Jak and KH and ICO collection will come soon.

  • CAN NOT WAIT TO GET THIS . . . .

  • Nice, listen can we get a Sly 4? Or maybe a Sly Cooper costume on LBP, that would already be something cool.

  • Please remake Kingdom Hearts in HD!

  • Looks great! Great to see more of these collections are getting made. Let’s hope there is a Jak and Daxter collection next. Sly Cooper is awesome, but Jak and Daxter…man some of the best hours I spent on my PS2. I remember beating the third like 3 times. >.<

  • I got my 3D TV and can’t wait for this Bundle. Bring it on!

  • Awesome, now we need a Team ICO Collection too!

  • So only Sly 3 is in 3D? Does that make it Sly 3D :)

  • Everyone who hasn’t played Sly on the PS2 were missing out. Anyways, this is great! I can’t wait. Maybe making Kingdom Hearts for the PS3 would work too. KH and the Sly series were easily my favorite games on the PS2.

  • how much will the game be at retail? 59.99$ or 39.99$ (lets hope its 40 but i kinda doubt it, its 3 games so probably 60. either way its on my list for holiday games i need to get.

  • it’d be great if they bundled all the ratchet and clank games in in one blu ray disc remastered in HD like Sly here and GoW1&2, R&C 3 and 4 were the best games ever!!!

  • I was stupid enough to miss out on these when they first came out, I WON’T make the same mistake twice, SOLD TO THE MAX!!! 8)

  • Sounds great. I have all 3 but only beat 1. Best game ever. Next they need is Jak and Crash Bandicoot. I wish I had a 3D TV. But I hope the PSMove Mini Games don’t involve trophies.

  • squallxlionheart

    Shadow of collosues and Ico Next?
    Also..

    Jak and Daxter series would be AWESOME as a collection

  • Where is Sly 4? That should’ve been announced first. If anything, you need an HD collection of Yakuza 1 & 2. They freeze on backwards compatibility so it’s impossible to play.

  • It should be $30 or less. I want more of these collections but will not spend more then $30.

  • This is brilliant!!! so totally getting this without even thinking. PS3 collections like this and the G.O.W one are very very very very welcome. Thank You!!!

  • this is why you got rid of PS2 backwards compatibility? sad sony sad!

  • I love these games. Can’t wait for this to come out.

  • Buying this for sure.

  • I actually already bought Sly 3 and 2 for my PS3. I LOVE Sly 3 man, one of the funnest games ever, kept me entertained until the end.

    Wish I could have played it in HD, if this was out back then, I totally would have bought this.

  • Sweeeet…. day one buy for me! can’t wait!!
    @BigBoss712 … OMG you just blew my mind!!! I would love a HD MGS collection its the next best thing to a MGS4 trophy patch!!

  • can’t wait

  • nice. This was a pleasant surprise. never played Sly Cooper but i will pick this up.
    hope to see more HD conversions in the future.

  • I absolutely LOVE these collections. Whether they’re games I’ve never played before (Sly Cooper) or games I have (God of War) I’ll buy all of them.

    Ico and Shadow of the Colossus must be the priority tho. And try and get 3rd party publsihers involved. Imagine Square-Enix Collections! Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, maybe even Dragon Quest VIII. Easy money for publishers, lots of great games upgraded for gamers who wish to replay or who have never played them.

  • never got these when they were release on the PS2 but will get them now. hopefully Sony will release Ratchet & Clank, Jak & the GTA games in HD next

  • good job sony, now do this with the metal gear solid series and you’ll rake in like 10x the cash and fans

  • 720p or 1080p?

  • Excellent news! The Sly games are some of
    my favorite PS2 classics. Day 1 purchase :D

    Does the game maintain a 720P resolution in
    3D mode?

    Now, let’s get the Jak and Daxter Trilogy,
    and, of course, Ico + Shadow of the Colossus.

    Shibataro

  • is this going to be free roam?

  • Sony release more classics! Ratchet and clank, jak and daxter, GTA, need for speed series(back when it was good with Underground 1, 2 and MW), MGS,burnout collection(dominator, takedown, and revenge). Heck you could even release single ps2 games with upgrades like trophies, HD, and added features for 15$ im sure if the game was a good ps2 game many people will be buy it. I know i would buy all the collections i named right there.

  • Cant wait

  • I want Metal Gear solid 1-3 well 2 and 3 HD.

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