So it has once again been a while since I have posted to the PlayStation.Blog, BUT from the content of this blog entry you will all get to see exactly why!
First off we have some cool new gameplay to show off and talk about. As every Sly fan knows Sly Cooper and Carmelita Fox have a long and torrid history, which is destined to continue in the latest instalment. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time picks up the relationship where Sly 3 left off, Sly is feigning amnesia so he can be with the love of his life, Carmelita. But when he re-joins the Cooper Gang on their time-travelling escapade to restore his family’s legacy, you can be sure Carmelita will quickly become embroiled in their wild adventure.
Here we are going to take a look at Carmelita in action as she comes to the aid of Sir Galleth Cooper in his fight against the giant Mechanical Menace! Sir Galleth has ditched the jester costume we showed back in February in favour of his magnificent but slightly heavier suit of armour. We also get to see Sir Galleth’s Catapult Crash technique that allows him to blast his way up the sheer cliff face of the giant machine. Unfortunately his bombastic approach once again gets him into trouble and the beautiful but mercurial Carmelita will need to put her trusty shock pistol to good use to defeat the three headed monstrosity.
Carmelita is of course radiant on the PlayStation 3, the new hardware allowed us to make her much more detailed and expressive than in the past. She is of course back as a fully playable character in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and so we also spent a lot of time evolving her gameplay. We have gone with a more precise over-the-shoulder aiming technique that allows players to lock on the targets quickly and easily.
Ok and now for another piece of really big news; a lot of people have been asking me about the PlayStation Vita, they feel that Sly would be a great game to take on the go. And I completely agree! SO that being said I can now announce that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be available soon on BOTH the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita!
The portable version will contain all the same awesome Sly Cooper action you will find on the PlayStation 3 along with some very cool Vita specific features that incorporate the front and rear touch screens and motion controls. The game will also feature cross save capability; players will be able to save the game from either machine to the cloud and then pick up right where they left off at home or on the go.
And there we have it! We are all really excited to finally show Carmelita in action, she is a big fan favourite and I know everyone will love how she looks and plays in the latest instalment of the series. And we are also very psyched to be announcing the Vita version of the game, it’s been a crazy ride over the last few months bringing it over but when we see the results we know it was worth it. :D So, stay tuned for more Vita details including date and price coming very soon.