The upcoming Sly Cooper game, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has been announced for the PlayStation Vita.
Updated with Vita trailer and new screens.
Oh, HELL YES!
I want this to be true. I would love to play this on the Vita while on the go and then on my big screen when I'm at home. I can't wait for an official word from Sony themselves. @Sinncross, really?? Was that on tonight. That's great news. Thank you so much!
It was announced on GTTV.
@Sinncross, i swear GTTV loves sony. sony always has the exclusive content on their show always
YAY!!! I Can't wait for this game. I got the hd collection on my vita and am very excited for this!!! Sony is bringing out their big guns and I can't wait for the nuke that they are going to blast on Microsoft at e3. A nuke of exclusive games that is ;)
Wasn't getting it for the PS3, to many backlogged games at home, but want it now for on the go play Hope Soul Sacrifice goes the other way to the PS3
Correction... HD Collection on my PS3 ;) lol I made myself look like a fool on my previous post :P
@Clemins50, though I find that to be mostly true, I think the reason why GTTV always covers PS3 exclusive games is that PS3 floods the gaming industry with exclusives. To put it short: The PS3 these days is the only console that announces new games, both sequels and new IPs.
Transfarring enabled! :D
I just hope they have a bundle with both versions of the game for a discounted price. Otherwise I'll just buy the PS3 version. Check out N4G's Official Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Thread. http://forums.n4g.com/tm.as...
Here's my thought on this: Why the hell would I pay $50 to play it on a portable device when I can pay $60 to play it on a large screen TV? More to the point, why are we being asked to pay twice to play the game on a portable PS3? Sony, you really need to start selling a bundled option where you get both games for $10-15 more than the $60 price or something similar.
got ps3 and vita version for $80 bucks instead of $100... a great deal that they may implement further
It's just me, but I'd rather play it on the go on a smaller screen. I'm more immersed because I can be anywhere and more comfortable than sitting in front of the TV.
"Here's my thought on this: Why the hell would I pay $50 to play it on a portable device when I can pay $60 to play it on a large screen TV?" You answered your own question. You're paying for a PORTABLE CONSOLE EXPERIENCE. That $60 game that plays on a large TV isn't going to be very handy on the road or plane. "More to the point, why are we being asked to pay twice to play the game on a portable PS3?" It's a separate system. Just think of it like this; you would still have to buy two copies of the game if you wanted it on two PS3s. The only difference, like you said, is this version is portable. A few of my own questions: You mean to tell me you didn't expect this to happen? Did you not see the launch lineup for the PSVita? Believe it or not somebody actually said the same thing about the Vita version of MGS:HD Collection. He felt he should get a discount since he bought the PS3 version. EDIT: Also what labaronx wrote. It's a possibility with future Sony titles, but don't expect it with third party games.
@labaronx: If they do the same thing here, that should already have been announced. That type of thing is something you want to lead with and you want to continue to do with as many of your games as possible. I mean, imagine if CoD came to PS Vita and you could pick up and do cross-leveling from PS Vita multiplayer and PS3 multiplayer. This type of marketing of the two devices with the level of integration possible will sell both devices like hotcakes, IMHO. ***It's a separate system.*** Which is stupid to have it competing with one of your own existing systems. Sony already has to compete with Nintendo and Microsoft, why would they compete with themselves? ***You mean to tell me you didn't expect this to happen? Did you not see the launch lineup for the PSVita? *** I don't see where I said I didn't or thought I didn't. What I expected was for Sony to not try and sell two completely different systems with the same games. This _did not_ happen with the PSP. The games were primarily unique to the device, not duplicates of the games on the PS3. This is not true with the Vita. ***Believe it or not somebody actually said the same thing about the Vita version of MGS:HD Collection.*** And why not? He is supporting both of Sony's systems. Why shouldn't he be able to buy both for a lower price since he's supporting both? This is only beneficial to Sony as it will encourage more people to buy for both systems rather than choosing one over the other.
Well I can see why someone would want to get the same game for 10 bucks cheaper AND for that game to be portable, but honestly I don't care about this being on Vita. We need new ips and spin offs for vita, not straight ports. A few of them is fine but the vita having its own identity as a system instead of just a portable ps3 is a priority for its success. Otherwise, most consumers would look at the ps3 and the vita and say, "Why would I want both? If they mostly play the same games, I only need one. I wouldn't need to buy a whole new system just to play the same games on the go." I want the Vita to have its own games to convince me to buy it, not ps3 games. Spin-offs are fine, but it shouldn't turn into a port machine.
Sony can't push cross platform play too much. The Vita needs to stand on its own. It can't rely on the PS3. You aren't being asked to pay twice for the game. It's just an option if you're on the go a lot.
***Sony can't push cross platform play too much. The Vita needs to stand on its own. It can't rely on the PS3. *** Thinking like this will spell doom for the Vita since Sony doesn't have enough money to pay third-parties to develop more expensive, longer to develop games on the PSVita, which also has a much smaller market share, when they're making enough money with lower costs on the 3DS/DS with the larger market share. In order to sustain itself, Sony has to sell the two devices together. They've already been doing that with the cross-play capabilities. They need to carry it through so that for almost any major release on the PS3, there's a reason to get it for the Vita. This is my opinion, of course. I think Sony's greatest issue in the last decade has been how segregated it has made itself. You don't want to do the same with products that were made to be used alongside each other. Sony needs to start selling their products and services as a package, not as individual products.
I'm buying this first day. To each hos own bit this is why I support playstation because they have a lot of games. The ps vita will do great imo because Sony have a lot of software for it. I can't wait to buy this first day. I wonder if there will be some sort of co op option where someone could play on a vita with a friend on ps3. It would be amazing and i cant wait to see more of this game. Playstation is the future and thr future is playstation
Actually, I feel like Sony is doing it wrong again. People don't want a short SP-only game on the go, especially when its better ps3 version is out at the same time. Handhelds need games with no real "end" to them, like fighters, MP shooters, racers, music, and rpgs - lots of replay value. We need PS Battle Royale, Twisted Metal, LBP karting, and some ps3 RPGs on the Vita. Also those cheaper PSN games that feel strange playing on the ps3 and a large screen would be perfect for Vita; tell sony to release those for Vita. Those games often feel made for handhelds - often iOS ports. I'm betting this game will be no longer than 12 hours, so there's really no point in having a vita version to carry on a save. Long rpg's and multiplayer games and the ones mentioned above are the type of games that need simultaneous handheld and console releases. But on the other hand, it would be great if Sony brought all the ps3 exclusives to Vita, because I'm going off to college and could just bring a vita instead of the whole ps3.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Approve!
"thieves in time" Another platformer and game based on time travel. Not very creative as the time travel theme used in games has been done to death. Remember Crack in time anyone? or the 100s of games and platformers before using the time theme :D but anyway a new game for vita and that all that matters.
But we still get a new FPS every here and then, right? So, what's the problem of this? And have you ever played Crack in Time? It's not based on time travel at all and it has the best time manipulating puzzle ever imo!
great more games need for VIta and sony will deliver
Pretty cool, still getting the PS3 version despite owning a Vita
Thats great, wonder if the hd collection will ever go on.
mmm i would have definitely prefered a unique Sly Cooper game for the Vita, not just a port of the PS3 version
still trying to figure out why someone would prefer a port over a unique game... well this is N4G.. i guess i should have seen the disagrees coming a mile away just for making a very slightly negative comment about something Sony related
"This version of the game will release alongside the PlayStation 3 version of Sly Cooper Thieves in Time Fall 2012 and will also feature cross-play functions." This^ is probably why you got disagreed. To be honest I'd rather them focus their attention on ONE game for BOTH systems rather than 2 different games with no cross play, less features and overall effort.
It's not that people wouldn't want a unique game. if it was possible they would definately prefer that. In this case, if they didnt port it to the vita then there would be no sly cooper on the vita. What I don't get is why are people mad when they bring ps3 ports to the vita... Its not like there is a unique game to take its place if the port wasnt ported. this just lets more people play the games.
It it bothers you so much just think of it as a multiplatform title. Anyways devs in the best have said many times that it's extremely easy to bring PS3 titles to the Vita which is why you see a lot of unique games and PS3 ports for the Vita. XperiaRay
I'm with you --Onilink--. Instead of paying $110 to play the same game at home or on the go, I would rather pay $110 to play two entirely different games. All the "on the go" version does is get you through the experience faster, which isn't all that great unless there is a ton of replayability. If this is anything like other Sly Cooper games, that won't be the case. They'll be good games, but other than collecting some chest rewards, you won't want to play through the story multiple times in a row.
@Onilink Got to agree with you and cgoodno. I hope this is just a one off. It's devaluing the Vita as a product by the system not having it's own unique games. They're also making their handheld console become direct competition with the PS3. It seems pointless and I don't think it will get Sony many sales by just copying games over from PS3. I would have preferred new games using the existing franchises like they did with Uncharted Golden Abyss and with God of War on PSP. It makes no sense buying the same game twice, but to each there own.
***They're also making their handheld console become direct competition with the PS3. *** Another great point on this.
How are people disagreeing with you? There's really no logic behind releasing the same game on two different platforms at the same time if it's not a bundle. And while I own a vita (nifty defice), I would much rather prefer it on the big screen at a much higher resolution. And MARIOFTW makes a good point. This is almost tarnishing the Vita's library. It's neat that it can run on the vita, but where's the vita specific Sly game? They're literally making their $250 portable compete with their $250 home console.
It's not a port of a game that is already out. It's also expanding the sales. There may not be that many people that have both the PS3 and a Vita, so this does help those that wanted the game but only own a vita. I'm happy this happening becuase I get to play this game on the go and at my house. Also how we so sure this is a port and not being built from the ground up along side the Ps3 version?
Well i never said it was a bad thing its coming out, i simply said i would have prefered a new game, since the port will still take tine and money from another developer that could have been used for a new game. But still, i guess something is better than nothing, ill just stick to the ps3 version
Aw hell yes! I'm so ready for this. Been dying for some old school goodness for a long time and to make it available on my favorite portable, just great. Awesome news. Seriously just brightened my day. )^.^)
Hell yeah! I'd absolutely love to have Sly on the Vita!
I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! Gah, this is going to be so GREAT! Edit: Also, LMAO @ whoever is being a sourpuss. "Disagreeing" all the people that are happy for this announcement only makes you more of a horrible human being.
Sony is just not understanding that Vita needs original games, not PS3 ports!! They are cannibalizing the sales.. Why do they need to put the same game in two platforms. Even if the idea of playing at home and continuing playing on the go is great, why would I buy a Vita if I don't need to. Example: I love Kingdom Hearts, and I am definitely buying a 3DS for KH 3D The game is nowhere else. If the game was on PS3 or 360 I wouldn't need to buy a 3DS. Nintendo is making games (even if it's from their 30 year old franchises), but at least they are unique and not ports from their Wii games. I hope they announce a lot of ORIGINAL, UNIQUE PS Vita games at E3, because if Sony thinks that they will be ok selling PS3 ports, they will be mistaken.
They already have a decent amount of original games on the vita, and a bunch on the horizon. What people seem not to realize is that if the ports weren't there it wouldn't mean that many more original titles... The way i see it is they only have so many teams to work on vita specific games, and until they get all their third party stuff going and probably announced at E3 they are trying to sweeten the library with ports of games... if you have a console that u already played the game on it doesn't apply to you. I just cannot see a port a bad thing no matter how i look at it... I mean everyone should be pumped cuz it is a CURRENT GEN CONSOLE game running on a HANDHELD...
And you are just not understanding that the 3DS was in a similar situation to the Vita this early in its life cycle. At E3, Sony has no choice but to release new original games for Vita and I believe they will announce or show loads.
Don't even bother. It's like the people who defend Nintendo are blind or something. The 3DS started off with a port of Zelda OOT and STF4 and it's like people didn't even notice. Sony comes out with a few ports and everyone cries and pretends that there are nothing but ports on the system. It's like Nintendo just blatantly does what ever crap they want and people just look the other way. They dragged out Kid Icarus a character that hasn't been used for twenty years and most people have forgotten about.You can't play Sound Shapes or Soul Sacrifice or Dragon's Crown or Escape Plan anywhere else. This is what I hate most about Sony console owners.The constant crying that others are being treated better then them when the other console makers and developers are doing the exact same thing.
I agree. This was the same thing with the PSP.Not only did they use the PSP's similarity with home consoles to port a ton of games, but on top of that almost all great PSP games ended up on either PS2 or PS3. Why bother with the Vita then?
The Vita is the "PS3" in your pocket, a full blown console experience on the GO. That's why you get the option if you want it on the go or on the coach.It's not rocket science.
Because it is portable. You PS3 and PS2 are not portable. You can't take them everywhere you go. I mean I would have thought people would have gotten that by now but I guess not. So let's try again. The VITA is P-O-R-T-A-B-L-E, portable so you can play games on the go that you couldn't normally. But I know people will just come back saying it again. See you in about a week when someone has to say it again. It's like talking to concrete.
Like it or not, but the exclusive games are a large part of why people buy a system. For many people just being able to take a lesser version of a console game on the go is not enough to make them chug money on a portable system. I'm telling you, if Sony had launched the Vita alongside a port of Uncharted 3 instead of an exclusive (although probably temporary) episode, it would have spelled disaster for the system's launch. I bought the DS for Metroid Prime Hunters and the PSP for God of War Chains of Olympus. All I see is almost all DS games remained exclusives, when almost all worthy PSP games (of which there weren't that many to begin with) save for Valkyria Chronicles II were ported. So for now I'll be waiting a couple years. If by then they have not ported games like Wipeout, Gravity Rush and UCGA on PS3, I'll consider buying one. But for now, my PSP experience has been too bitter and port-ridden to trust Sony with my money once more.
I want to play my ps3 games on my Vita. And i'm hoping all the HD remakes makes their way to Vita.
wow, this is pretty cool but now im torn between buying the vita version or ps3 version. im kinda leaning towards the vita version cause then i'd be able to play Sly anywhere and anytime. but the ps3 version is full HD glory...
It'll probably be a 70$ download for both versions. Now wouldn't that be something.
yes that'd be something awesome, one price for two versions would make me happy as a clam :D
If they do the same thing as they did with MLB the show, it would be 80 dollars for both copies when bought at the same time under the same transaction for a set amount of time.
Why should people that only own a vita have to miss out on a great ps3 game? Bc YOU dont like it?!!? Im sure theres plenty of people that are happy that the vita gets the same games as the ps3! If u dont like it, then dont buy/play it. Simple as that.
Sony finally listening. Now make this ONLY available on vita. Make something like ps battle royal and lbp karting only on vita and people will buy it. We need vita exclusives not just ps3 ports of lbp, this, and ps all stars. We need new ip's also (there is unit 13). Its a step in the right direction and hopefully at E3 sony will shock us all with a demons souls 2 for vita, a peace walker sequel, legend of dragoon 2, new syphon filter, and more. They need to hand square a blank check and say remake ff7 like you remake ff's for the ds. That would sell so many vitas and singlehandidly make the vita a success. Nintendo did what i took to get MH on 3ds, Kingdom Hearts, and Resident Evil and now they are on a roll.
why make it exclusive when all those titles you listed like PS all stars, lBP etc should be released on both the PS3 and Vita so people can cross play and not have to decide which copy to get.
Weren't people who bought a PSN game that had a Vita counterpart supposed to get the Vita version free? Enlighten me, please, thanks.
F**K YEAH!!!! Ive been waiting for an awesome platformer for the Vita, but I never thought we'd end up with this!!!!! This is beyond awesome, day 1 i'll be all over this. Hopefully a PS3/Vita combo pack will be available. Damn i'm pumped for this!
Man, that’s an unexpected announcement. PSYCHED.
I wish they implement the touchscreen interfaces a lot better.
PASS! Come one. Sony can definitely do better than this.
Didn't they say they'd focus on Vita originals instead of ports like on the PSP? I love Sly, but unless it's an original adventure designed for Vita (which it isn't), I'm not interested.
It's not even out yet and being called a port. You might aswell say that fifa 13 is a port on xbox360, 3ds, psp and vita
The way I see it, the PS3 should have it's own exclusives, the Vita should have it's own exclusives, and never the twain shall meet. If it were a completely different Sly game announced for the Vita then I'd be thrilled to bits right now. As it stands, this changes nothing and I'll still be buying the game for the PS3 day one.
The Vita has it's own exclusives, though. This is the "PS3 experience on the go" that Sony has been pushing, and with cross platform saves it makes the Vita more desirable. And besides, Sanzaru really didn't have to make two versions, but they did and it's cool we have an option.
I just played sly series this generation Sly HD and I am currently playing Jak and Daxtar for the first time as well, I am playing jak and daxter 1 right now almost toward the end but so far I love sly far more than jak and daxter. maybe this will change toward playing jak and daxter 2, and 3. both are great btw.
Both series are fantastic. But just so you know, Jak 2 and 3 are VASTLY different from the first one. Much different games.
I am done with the first one it reminded me oh crash bandicoot, maybe it is their first project after crash on ps2. I'll start with 2 today thanks for the heads up.
Some people are so close-minded. There are plenty of Vita exclusives coming out, you just wanna ignore them for the sake of your stupid arguments. And who cares if the Vita gets a game that's on the ps3 too? Some people don't have both, get that through your thick heads! Now people who don't own a ps3 too can get it for Vita and what's the problem with that? Shit, I own both systems and I'm buying it on Vita! There's nothing wrong with extra choices. Plus, nobody said you have to buy it on both platforms. Is Sony forcing you to? No! The cross play is an extra feature for those who want it and have the money for it. Don't bitch about something just to have something to bitch about. And do you guys even know that this is a port? How do you know it's not being made simultaneously for both platforms? Man I swear I hate gamers sometimes. All you whine too much about everything.