Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time On The PlayStation Vita Looks Like This

By Ishaan . May 21, 2012 . 8:30am

This fall, Sony will release Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. While a release date hasn’t been announced for the game yet, both versions will be available on the same day, and will include a cross-compatible save feature, which will let you resume the game on either system. Here’s a trailer that shows what the game currently looks like:


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  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    I know some people are worried that the Vita is getting a lot of ports and not enough original titles and I agree, to an extent. But in Sly’s case, I’m just happy that they’ll be more of my favorite thievious raccoon to go around for everyone, regardless if you just like consoles, handhelds, or both. It’s still the Vita’s first year. Those original titles will come eventually.

    • kupomogli

      The Vita isn’t really getting that many ports.  A port is something that was released for one console then later on released for another console, which yes it does have a decent amount.  However, a multiconsole title is something that is released for two consoles at or around the same time.

      If Sly Cooper Thieves in Time is released simulataneously, it’s multiconsole. 

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        But it does have a decent amount of ‘ports’ now and will continue to gain more until devs have had a bit more time with it. Bringing older games to the system will get devs more used to the hardware (which is somewhat the case now). And one acclimated, most of the new stuff from here on will mostly be multi-console releases, like you said. I was just commenting on some people who think the Vita isn’t getting that much original stuff.

    • The Vita doesn’t have a lot of ports.

  • malek86

    The only problem with savedata transfering, is that it’s not like Steam Cloud, where you can use your savedata on different devices for the same game… this “transfarring” is only useful for those who have both consoles and also both versions of the game (which means effectively buying two copies of the same game). So its appeal is decidedly more limited.

    It might be more popular if Sony started selling PS3/PSV games in one box, but that would be too difficult and expensive for them. Nonetheless, if they did try, this game could be a good starting point.

    • zweii

      Im not sure i follow but for Steam Cloud all devices are still PCs and PC version of the game? In that regard the shouldn’t the comparison be with the PS cloud saving? And if the savefile isn’t locked you can use a USB to transfer between several PS3s without using the cloud.

      • malek86

        No. The comparison works, because one of the most appreciated uses of the Steam Cloud is the ability to keep playing from the same savedata (and with a single copy of the game) with your notebook when you’re going somewhere, without having to copy your data back and fro.

        The cross-play between PS3 and PSV works in the same way, but it will have trouble becoming as popular, because unlike Steam you have to buy two copies.

        Now imagine if you could buy a PS3 game, register a code inside the box in your account, and get to download the PSV version for free… that would be nice, and perhaps good incentive to buying a PSV for some people (as well as giving Sony a way to deter used game sales). Granted, they would lose a lot of money in missed software sales, so it’s probably a moot point.

        • zweii

          Thats PS cloud in a nutshell. 
          Transfarring is an offline feature while PS cloud is online.  As to why it isn’t integrated yet for vita is up to sony to explain. 

          And imagining a game where PS3/vita version will only require a single purchase is not necessary because there are several PSN games like those already. 

          And as for retail games there is already a pricing model in place. They announced it close to release so it might be the same for Sly.

          And i admit buying a retail copy and getting a digital version is appealing but that works because of Steamworks DRM. If its implemented on vita wouldn’t that require and online activation first!? And for a portale game its more troublesome.

  • riceisnice

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy?

  • KingGunblader

    On the one hand: YES!! So freaking pumped for this game.

    On the other hand… PS3 or Vita? I don’t actually HAVE a Vita yet, but I want to get one for Persona 4: Golden.  I’m gonna pre-order the PS3 version for now. :P

  • pgover

    Still deciding on which version i would want to get. I’ll probably wait for more footage and news on the game before i make my decision. However, if they have some sort of bundle that has both versions of the game then I’ll get that instead. But no matter which version I get, I will be getting this game, there is no doubt about it.

  • Guest

    lol Isn’t that one of the songs that I keep hearing in Spongebob Squarepants? Somehow, it fits well. XD

    • Lmao! Yeah it’s the track that plays for Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. Man I haven’t watched Spongebob in years.

      • Guest

        Spongebob Squarepants pretty much sucks now, so I’m not surprised. ._.

        • Raharu95

          Can’t say it truly sucks. It has his moments. But i can agree thats is a deluded form of how it was before

        • WilliamJasper

          I think it was after the movie that the show was going downhill.

        • Yeah the quality really went down didn’t it? It just doesn’t have the same spark it used to have.

  • thebanditking

    Definitely getting both, I don’t want them to do this all the time but its a pretty cool option to have. 

    • I’m on the same boat. getting both as well. Also heard rumors that the Sly Collection could make it to the Vita as well.

  • Learii

    lol its  look nice with cartoon

  • Herok ♞

    I have always wanted a portable sly cooper.

  • LustEnvy

    Only problem with Youtube, is that it doesn’t show us if a game runs at 30fps or 60fps.

    • Kris

      The PS3 version is said to run at 60, while the Vita version is only 30…

  • Solomon_Kano

    I still need to get back to the collection, but I’ll be getting this across PS3 and Vita. Looking great.

    Now if only Sony would look into getting some of their HD collections on Vita. Not Sly’s in particular, but having Jak & Daxter to go would be preeety great…

  • canarinta

    I really like these organized Vita trailers, they highlight the features of the system.
    Kind of takes the spotlight from the game though.


  • thaKingRocka

    I love that music. :)

  • I like the new animation that actually animates! …or something. It still looks like a flash cartoon, but some flash cartoons are great so hey, why not!

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