We've waited 8 years for this, and in a few days it's finally here. This Tuesday, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time will be released, are you ready? For those of you not entirely up to date, here's a quick guide. This article assumes you've played the previous games...and if you haven't, y u no play Sly, bro? Development Sly Cooper Thieves in Time was created by Sanzaru Games, rather than Sucker Punch Productions. All the original main character's voice actors will be continuing their role in the 4th game, as well as the musical composer. Plot At the end of Sly 3, the gang split up for good, right? Wrong. Bentley began noticing the pages of the Thievius Raccoonus disappearing, and to make matters worse, Penelope has to. In order to restore the Thievius Raccoonus and the Cooper legacy, the gang re-forms, and is back for their most important heist yet...through time travel! Returning Characters Many characters from the original games are returning for Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. These incude Sly Cooper, Bentley, Murray, Carmelita Montoya Fox, Dimitri, and Penelope. Ancestors The newest aspect of the game are Sly Cooper's playable ancestors. Confirmed ancestors include, Rioichi Cooper, Salim al Kupar, Sir Galleth Cooper, and Tennessee 'Kid' Cooper. It is likely there will be more ancestors, but they have not yet been confirmed...luckily the game isn't far way!
Villians Villians, the bane of our existence. Here's some of the bad guys you should expect. The Collector: an amphibious creature speculated to be the main villian in the game, El Jefe: ruthless mercenary working for The Collector; Grizzle B: a ridiculous looking bear; Ms. Decible: an even more ridiculous looking elephant; and possibly The Black Knight/Tyrant. Those were the confirmed enemies, but there are a few conspiracy theories circulating that Clockwerk will make an appearence. They aren't total crazies, like, "moon landing was faked" crazies, cuz they got proof, sort of. What proof? One collectible treasure in the game is a golden dragon claw with the words "Clockwerk was here" inscribed on it, and Glen Egan said he wouldn't be surprised if Clockwerk had something to do with the plot. Food for thought, no? Down to brass tacks So here's scoop. Sly Cooper Thieves in Time comes out this Tuesday (February 5, 2013). Unfortunately there is NOT a collectors edition. Even after many, including myself, have signed a collectors edition petition, our efforts did not yield any results. On a happier note, if you pre-order the game, you can get some pretty cool skins and a gauranteed copy on the release date. Sly 4 will be available on the PS3 and Vita with a cross-buy, and by uploading your saved data to the cloud, you can play the same save file on both platforms. Also, on a side note, if you haven't noticed, we have upgraded to SlyCooperNet.com, and ditched our old subdomain of SlyCooperNet.weebly.com. That's all for now, keep checking the countdown clocks and get ready for the best Sly Cooper game yet!