Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Out on PS3 and PS Vita February 5th

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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Out on PS3 and PS Vita February 5th

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had some news come out about Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time! Hopefully, you’ve already seen the sweet trailer we released at gamescom and are itching to learn even more about Sly, the gang and their upcoming adventure. Well, today we’re happy to announce that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be releasing in North America this February 5th, 2013 both at retail and on PlayStation Network (that’s right, day and date!).

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In case you didn’t catch it, if you buy the PS3 version of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (through traditional retailers or on PSN), you will be able to download the PS Vita version of the game from PSN at no additional cost! Now that’s a — wait for it — a steal!

Yeah? No? No. Ok…

We also wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be offering up extras for those of you who have (or are going to) pre-order the game. Pre-order now and you’ll get the following skins in both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game:

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Sly’s Para Glider Sanzaru monkey logo and camouflage skins, and Murray’s undercover Ultimate outfit.

Don’t forget that you’ll also get early access to the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo with your purchase of Ratchet & Clank Collection, available now at participating retailers.

That’s it for now, but we’re working on some awesome stuff we’ll be showing you in the near future. Keep an eye on PS.Blog for more!

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  • will there be a demo coming out on psn anytime soon

  • Is there going to be a demo before the actual game comes out? cause i can’t wait


  • Please tell me/us!!!

    Will we have the demo in the PSN store?

    When will be able to download it in US and Europe?

  • Already preordered. Two question, is there any preordered bonus? if so which retailers will have them or are they already packaged in?, thanks.

    • See the post for the bonuses =)
      All participating retailers will give you the voucher code to unlock the skins when you pick up your copy.

  • Love the game can’t wait, my birthday is in February so it’s a plus

  • And in 3DDDD

  • @ Cristian Cardona:

    First off, thank you for the information — I’ve missed Sly & the Gang, and can’t wait to play this new entry!

    You stated the PS3 version’s Cross-Buy “icon will be part of the box art.” Perhaps you folks could consider printing a double-sided cover, with a ‘clean art version’ sans the Cross-Buy icon (and perhaps the ESRB, 3D & Sony icons as well) on the reverse side. That way you can satisfy both retailer & consumers demands… Just a thought.

    Also, while I appreciate the idea behind Cross-Buy, I frankly despise downloads. For those of us who want physical boxed copies of both the PS3 and VIta editions, will Sony also be making available a bundled set of the two games — either together in a single case (i.e., both the PS3 BD disc + the Vita card), or the two retail sets packaged together? Or perhaps some other method of allowing us to purchase the boxed Vita version at a decent discount — for example, a printed retailer discount coupon inside the PS3 package?

    [Cont. on #59]

  • [Cont. from #58]

    I do hope there’s a reasonable solution to this that isn’t along the lines of: “Tough… take the free Vita download, or else pay full price for the boxed version.” I for one would certainly be willing to shell out a few extra dollars to cover the cost of a Sly Vita card, just to have it packaged together with the PS3 disc… (think of it as similar to the standard popular BD + DVD Combo sets sold at retail).

    Many thanks in advance for your input here and on the games! Hope they are great successes so we see more Sly games in our future…


    • We’re definitely looking into those options. We won’t be able to confirm anything, however, until we’re closer to the launch date. Stay tuned.

  • Was only suggesting that in the future if both versions were $49 then $39… it could be done either way wink wink.


  • Man, love the box art, and LOVE the skins, especially the Murray one ;)

    yet I have a few questions:

    1) why not make the cross buy thing a sticker?
    2) will there be any bentley skins?
    3) will you come out with more skins available on PSN at a later date?

    • There’ll be additional skins you can unlock in-game. We currently don’t have any plans for additional skins via DLC.

  • I eagerly await this game AND PlayStation All stars. Buying on the PSN day one so I can have it on console and Vita!!

  • Hm… nice. Sanzaru might want to add more pre-order bonuses though. (Although I’ll admit, Murray’s skin is absolutely golden.) Is there going to be a Collector’s Edition? Or is it too late?

  • Good god that “cross buy” logo is obnoxiously large on the cover of the PS3 version. Ruins what is otherwise a pleasant cover.

  • Yes! I am sooo excited for this game. Makes sense to buy the PS3 version since I will play it on both consoles! I wish this came out on my birthday tho :P. Last epic game that did come out on my birthday was Killzone 2!

  • I still dont get why this game was pushed back, would’ve sold better with a Christmas season.

    I’ll be buying it.

  • Questions I have
    1:Will the demo add any more levels beside juggling act?
    2: Who is is voicing Slaim al Kupar?
    3: Any new events we can plan on seeing sly at?

  • Hey! How come #56 gets a reply on his comment about his birthday, and I don’t and the game actually comes out ON my birthday?

    I feel unloved :(

  • Hey guys will feral pounce be in the game? That’s the ONLY thing holding me back from a preorder :)

  • any bundles we can look forward to? perhaps one involving the new ps3?????

  • Dead Space day. A conundrum.

    February-March is the new Christmas. Between Sly, Dead Space, Bioshock, God of War & Fuse, I’m gonna have way too many games to play, and not enough time or money to play them.

    Still, Sly takes precedence. It’s one of my most anticipated.

  • I’ll just buy the PS Vita version. Not paying for overpriced memory cards. Pick up the PS3 version later perhaps.

  • Yes! EXACTLY! Thanks Ms Cardona and that is quite the lovely pre-birthday cake. Sly 4’s gonna be the best birthday present ever. No other game I have has ever been released on my birthday. :D

    @67 In February, it won’t be competing with Assassin’s Creed 3, Call of Duty, the Wii U, several other high profile launches. It is better that it was moved, because games of it’s type are, unfortunately, no longer “what’s hot” right now. Most people like the M stuff and ignore the E stuff. It will be released where there’s no competition and it will do exceptionally well as not a lot of big games come out in February. When Rayman Origins came out last year, amazing game, but it originally sold horribly because it came out on -the same day- as Assassin’s Creed Revelations AND was released to close to other big name games. The delay, in my opinion, is actually a nice thing that Sony did to ensure this game the success it truly will deserve.

  • @74: While Origins sold badly, it was apparently profitable. I’ve read articles about it. It still deserved to sell infinitely more than it did though. it’s an amazing game. Much better than a certain platformer that sells millions without much going for it anymore. In terms of 2D releases anyway.

  • will there be a demo for the vita, too? i wanna be able to get a feel of the game on my vita before i buy it.

  • That is an amazing deal!, though I wish I could have the vita version as cartridge too, not the DL version :/

  • What was the reasoning for there being no collectors edition? Also will there be a reversible cover?

  • @61 Possibly not. The other 3 Sly games had no difficulty settings.

    @77 I have no idea. Maybe they might have one, but its unknown.

  • I feel like cross-buy is the best reason (if not only) reason to buy a game new (other than online passes, which just makes people have to pay more and is not something I support).

    Cross-buy is like, hey, you want the game new? Sure, it’ll cost a little more, but you get a copy on your handheld which will be a similar (if not the same) experience. What I really liked about my PSP is say: I can play minis or PlayStation One games on my PS3 but also play them on my PSP. It really makes me feel like it puts worth into my purchase.

  • Well what do you know. This is coming out on my birthday! This is a nice birthday present, Sanzaru. Thanks a lot!

  • Why doesn’t sly cooper talk about his Mother or Carmelita about her past?

    Can’t wait till it comes out Sly cooper ::::……

  • Question time:
    1-Will there be another sly cooper event?And where will it be and when?
    2-Is he going to have kids?if he does can it be Samantha its really pretty and elegant
    3-Sly coopers mother and carmelitas story?
    4-Any question that sanzaru has for the people aoutside?

  • Seeing this makes my day! I can’t wait to play Sly Cooper thieves in time!

  • @74 Early 2013 is packed even more than this fall. I don’t think this game is gonna sell well no matter when it drops (which is sad because it looks great), but at least in the fall, it would’ve had the Holidays audience.

  • I’d also favour a reversible cover with minimal logo’age.

  • I must say, cross-buy is the greatest thing in the history of things.

    I’m curious about how the platinum works. All the cross-buy games so far have identical trophy lists, but you end up with two platinums out of it. You basically get duplicates of every trophy.

    Will this be the same, or will it actually feature just one trophy list with no duplicate list? I always thought getting the platinum twice for the same game was a little weird.

  • I have alot of questions.

    1. Who will be the next ancestor revealed?
    2. Tell us the old release date for US, the one in Fall 2012 PLZ.
    3. How many episodes will there be?
    4. Have you made the game 100%?
    5. The demo.. Please tell us when the demo comes in US.

  • @84 Why not read the other comments first?

    @89 The demo will be out before release. The other answers are unknown.

  • Please read the past comments and blog post before commenting!

  • 1 question:
    will there be online multiplayer- like a sly themed capture the flag? that would be pretty bad ass

  • @92 Sly 3 did have some multiplayer, but it was local. Besides, it doesn’t really fit in with the Sly games.

  • Please tell me that Cross-buy label is some kind of removable sticker, That is one awesome box art that I don’t want to see it blocked by any more than necessary

    Or you can give us a reversible cover that don’t have the cross-buy label on. Pretty please…..

  • @94 Not a sticker, but they might do a reversible cover art that doesn’t contain it.

  • Will Sly 4 also come in psn?I mean full game.

  • @96 Yes.

  • I only have ONE question, exactly how many ancestors/episodes will there be in this game?? I know there are 9 ancestors total but I thought I saw on one of the trailers there will only be 7 episodes. So im confused as to if there are 7 or 9. Can somebody please clear this up for me?? thx!!

  • @98 They haven’t confirmed the total number of episodes.

  • They did say that the hub worlds are much bigger than the previous games in an interview.

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