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Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time PS Vita Preview - JPS

Sly Cooper became popular enough to spawn his own trilogy, although the last game that came out was way back in 2005. The only appearance he made on the PS3 was an HD remake of the first three games and a spot on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Fans will be happy to know that a fourth game is on its way in 2013 with Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time. Not only is this game being released for the PS3, it will also be making its way onto the PS Vita as well. (PS Vita, PS3, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time)

prototypeknuckles  +   829d ago
feburary 5th where are you, i wish i could travel 2 months in time to get this now.
majiebeast  +   829d ago | Well said
Ign had a live stream on twitch showing off the game with the devs, it looks extremely polished and just insanely fun cant wait to pick it up in march(european).
prototypeknuckles  +   829d ago
1-that sucks that you have to wait a mont later in europe

2-why do you have 1 bubble you hardly if ever say downright stupid crap.
Godchild1020  +   829d ago
I was surprised when they said they finished work on the game already and haven't played the game for awhile. Maybe they are waiting for for the Vita version to be completed? I don't understand why Europeans have to wait so long.

Either way the gamers win!
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abzdine  +   829d ago
Sly 1 2 3 were absolutely amazing and visually stunning. Best platforming series for me each episode is a big step ahead.

Bubble vote!
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rbailey  +   829d ago
I have heard this game is pretty bad thus far. Lets hope the PS3 is alot better.
r21  +   829d ago | Well said
Where have you heard that? The previews I've read so far has been positive and most fans have said that Sanzaru Games is making the sequel true to its roots? Hell, Im a huge Sly fan and Im extremely excited for this game!
MattyG  +   829d ago
How does he have 5 bubbles and you only have 2?! MADNESS I SAY.

And yes this game does look fantastic, and has only received good press so far.
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rbailey  +   829d ago
I'm an Editor-In-Chief over at and indie gaming website and one of my Senior Editors received the game yesterday for the Playstation vita.

Perhaps it's a matter of taste but I don't believe the game is as bad as he says. I actually tried the demo out at E3 and I personally was cool with it.

I'm eager to see how the final product turns out.
r21  +   829d ago
Ah, i see. Sorry to lash out at you, it's just that this is the game I've been waiting for years. Oh and @MattyG To be honest, I've never trolled or said crap about anyone or anything other than trolls and somehow I lost my 3rd bubble a long time ago for no reason :L Oh well, thats n4g for ya.
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Knushwood Butt  +   829d ago
wrong reply
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Highlife  +   829d ago

Then why don't you just say that you think the game is fine if you played it. Why would your first comment be I heard its pretty bad. And you are an editor and chief?
Knushwood Butt  +   829d ago
Maybe he needs to edit out the flamebait..
Godchild1020  +   829d ago
"This PS Vita version of the game does not make too much use of the Vita’s unique controls."

I'm kind of happy they don't make much use of them. I hate it when studios add in a feature that doesn't fit the game or make the game a chore to play. I know they did use the Gyroscope in the vita, when using the binoculars.

"Another slightly annoying aspect while playing this game on the PS Vita is controlling the camera. Since the PS Vita lacks the “R3″ button, you cannot simply reset the camera so that it rotates back automatically behind the character."

That is going to be a major complaint from a lot of people. I wish they would add in the ability to press the screen and have the camera circle behind you, instead of adding other touch controls.
porkChop  +   829d ago
I'd prefer pressing the back touch panel to reset camera. It's a lot easier, faster, and doesn't require adjusting your hands. But yeah I would prefer if developers only add touch controls where they make sense, and even then make them optional if possible.
Godchild1020  +   829d ago
I like your way a lot better and it seems a lot easier to use the back touch panel. I press it almost all the time when playing a game and it comes nature when holding the vita. Just a move of the finger.
abzdine  +   829d ago
i enjoyed using the touchscreen features with Uncharted instead of pressing X 100 times you draw the path and he follows it perfectly.
Knushwood Butt  +   829d ago
Me too. Plus, you have either option.
Sandmano  +   829d ago
I love usin the touch screen features in lbp there really fun.
moneybag123456  +   829d ago
Gonna be waiting at midnight for this!!!!!
Bladesfist  +   829d ago
I know this is slightly off topic but I just got my Vita and am really enjoying it however I am not to good with joysticks (because I am used to M/KB) and so I would like to stick to platformers / racing games are there any big releases coming soon that I should be aware of?
Godchild1020  +   829d ago
Sly Cooper is the only one I can think of that has a release date and that is a platformer in a way. Guacamelee is an action platformer that comes out sometime next year. If you want to try some of the games that are already out for the Vita, then you might want to try, LBP ad Rayman (Both are discounted by almost 50% with PlayStation plus, 30% percent without on PSN store until monday) and both of them have demos, I think.

Tales of a Mutant Blob is a 2D platformer and free with Plus, Sumioni is a great platformer with use of the touch screen. Need for Speed and Wipeout 2048 are great racing titles. I enjoyed Asphalt, but that one is subjective. Sonic & All Stars Racing, I started playing that and find it okay.

A few of these titles are download only, so I don't know how you feel about that.
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Bladesfist  +   829d ago
I'm a PC Gamer so never had a problem with download only (except I have a small sd card but I can just move things back and forth). I downloaded the demo for rayman origins and now it says I own the game, pretty confused as I can't purchase it now. The game says purchased on the online store and says £29.99 (no discount?) on the vita store.

I already own LBP and it is amazing.
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vlonjati77  +   829d ago
I cant wait to play it.
sypher  +   829d ago
Watched the 2 hour game play on the IGN stream. If you are a Sly Cooper fan rejoice, as this feels exactly like a Sly game. I cant wait to get my hands on it.

They also said the reason they didn't have many Vita specific controls was because they hate gimmicks for the sake of gimmicks. If it made the game better they used it, if not they didn't.

They are also working on a new title (Sly was completed in September) so wonder what it could be...

Oh yeh one last thing. They also hinted at some 'secrets' being in the game, and said this may have hints to other Playstation games with a wink wink. And there will also be a 'reveal' for their next game within this one. Just like the trilogy had. They made this one much harder to unlock though!
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