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New Screenshots, Info for Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time

Posted on November 15, 2011 AT 02:19pm

THE BUZZ: The first Sly Cooper title developed specifically for the PlayStation 3, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is coming our way next year—and for now, we’ve got some new details and screenshots.

Now developed by Sanzaru Games (taking over for Sucker Punch, who were no doubt busy working on their inFamous games), Thieves in Time–as evident by that subtitle—will give players the chance to travel back through time. By doing so, not only will you be able to meet your “Cooper Clan” ancestors, but even get to play as them for certain segments of the story. These ancestors will have their own “unique and powerful abilities”, which will help add to the excitement and diversity of the game.

The first of these ancestors to be shown off is Rioichi Cooper, who was introduced back in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. Rioichi is a master ninja, whose talents include the Leaping Dragon Technique—giving Rioichi the ability to jump between great distances.

EGM’s TAKE: Not being a Sly Cooper fan myself, I’d like to hear from those of you out there who are. Are you excited for Thieves in Time? What would you like to see done in the game that, for you, would make it a better experience over previous chapters? Let us (and me) know in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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