E3 2011: Sony Announces ‘Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time’ for PS3

Sly Cooper has got to be one of my all-time favorite franchises. Playing Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus back in high school really revitalized my love for gaming in a way that any other title hadn’t in a long, long time.

Replaying all three of the original games remastered for the Playstation 3 was a real treat, especially because I hadn’t gotten a chance to catch Sly 3 when it was on Playstation 2. So when Sony announced that a brand-spankin’ new Sly Cooper game was on the way today at their E3 press conference, the twelve year old in me jumped up and down a little bit.

The fourth game in the Sly Cooper series, titled Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, seems to have retained everything we know and love about the series, with the addition of some slick PS3 graphics. Sly seems to be up to his usual tricks in the teaser trailer, sliding, sneaking, and stealing his way through the city on yet another heist, along with familiar friends Bentley, Murray, and even former enemy-turned-ally Dimitri Lousteau.

Not the biggest announcement from Sony last night, nor an unexpected one, but hey, it’s great to see this franchise finally get a sequel. And coming from the talented people at Sucker Punch, this game is sure to be awesome.

You can watch the trailer for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time after the jump.

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