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Back in 2002, Sucker Punch introduced us to a memorable raccoon thief that sneaks his way through a wonderfully realized cel-shaded world. The popularity of Sly's debut title spawned two more stealth/platforming games, and fans still clamored for more. It began with Thievious Raccoonus, then onto Band of Thieves, and finally Honor Among Thieves, all three of which will be available this fall and optimized in high-definition and 3D.
Sucker Punch certainly has its hands full as they are currently developing InFamous 2. Because of this, development for the high-def, 3D Sly ports will be handled by Sanzaru Games, whose previous work includes the PS2 port of Secret Agent Clank. Sony says Sanzaru is working closely with key members of Sucker Punch who were involved in the development of the original Sly games to make sure they get the game done right.
During a demo of the collection we were placed in the midst of a battle with General Tsao, the anthropomorphic chicken with a spiked shield familiar to fans of the series. Just like in Sly 3 the battle took place in a bamboo field where Sly hopped from pole to pole in order to avoid the threat below, then ocasionally jumped down to give the piece of poultry a solid whack with his golden hook.
The game is still in the pre-alpha phase of development so we didn’t get to see much else. However, even at this early stage, controls felt solid and the cel-shaded visuals were running smoothly in 3D and look as vibrant as ever. It is a vast improvement over Sly 3's attempt at 3D thanks to
technological leaps over the PS2. I’m still not comfortable with the idea of wearing goofy glasses, thankfully 3D is optional. The collection will also include unlockable Move-compatible mini-games and there will be trophy support. Stay tuned for more details as they come.
The Sly Cooper Collection will make its Blu-ray debut this fall at a price point Sony says will be comparable to the God of War Collection.
Anyone looking foward to the collection?
loved these games on ps2 i cant wait to get this! graphics could look better though but i am way excited!
Three games for $40? Even if it was $60 it would be well worth it. Sounds awesome
Any time the word comparable is used it means slightly more or exactly the same. And I've only played through like a quarter of the first Sly so I'll probably pick this game up. What else is a hopelessly addicted gaming junkie gonna do to get his fix?
This sounds awesome. I had a PS2 but never played the Sly Cooper games. Now all they need to do is release a Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank and Shadow of the Colossus/Ico collection.
Awesome:) Sly 2 is one of the best games ever made; just a brilliant design. An open world game, but with focused gameplay-heavy levels. Its literally brilliant. Sucker Punch is such an underrated developer; people only paid attention to them when they decided to make a mainstream title like InFamous, which is great. I'm just saying it's CLEARLY their grab at a larger demographic, what with its "dark" and "gritty" aesthetic. Feh. Gimme Sly's eye-popping cel shaded style or Rocket's charming toon look ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.
Seriously though, Sucker Punch. Where the heck is my Rocket remake? Let Sanzaru remake it in HD for the Playstation Network...much like how Rare got Banjo and Banjo 2 remade for XBLA. It's a frickin' gem and not NEARLY enough people have even heard of "Rocket: Robot on Wheels", let alone played it.
If I had a PS3, I would buy this. Loved what I played of the Sly games on the PS2.
I would love to get this. The Sly games were an integral part of my PS2 experience.
Would love to play this, but I don't have a PS3 yet. Not sure if I'll get a system till Last Guardian(which should have been at the show and swept us off of our feet!)
I was saying the other day when reading the InFamous 2 magazine, man I wish they had a Sly Cooper Collection cause I don't have any of them. So yeah I was happy but I wanted a Team Ico collection way more. Baffingly Last Guardian wasn't even in a sizzle real for Sony. Which is a big dissapointment.
Very cool, I'll have to check these out.
sly 3 was the first game i beat lol
Yes, these games are awesome. I really hope that they make a 4th one.
awesome i loved the sly cooper games
they better make a jack and daxter collection
not really.....now make a ratchet collection and then you got my money lol.