Sly Cooper Thieves In Time Video Interview
Last month at E3, we got to see a closed door session of Sly Cooper Thieves In Time with developer Sanzaru Games. Since I recently finished up the Sly Cooper Collection for the PS3, I figured this would be a great time to talk about what we saw.
The presentation started off with a trailer and then some gameplay. The story picks up right after Sly 3 and pages start disappearing from the Thievius Raccoonus right before Bentley’s eyes. It’s up to him to get the gang back together and set off on a series of adventures through time. All the familiar Sly elements were there with the sound effects, sneaking, climbing and standard platforming. We even got to see a bit of Murray making his way through one of the levels. Scheduled to release some time in 2012, the characters, environments, lighting and animations were already looking really polished. When it hits, it will have multiple playable characters like Sly 2 and 3, much larger levels to explore with a ton of interactivity and of course it’ll have 3D support as well.
The demo then moved on to a boss battle with El Jeffe voiced by none other than Nolan North. Speaking of voice actors, the original cast is back so there should be no worries on that front. The boss battle harkened back to Sly 1 with a lot of timing and patterns to work out but it also showed off destructible environments. It looks like they’re really trying to ramp things up and it should be a lot of fun based on what we saw.
Glen Eagan, President of Sanzaru Games said that they’ve been working closely with Sucker Punch in developing the new game and after the stellar job they did porting the Sly Cooper Collection to the PS3, you can rest assured that the game is in good hands. These guys are fans of the the originals and it shows. I got to talk with Glen after the presentation and he spoke about how they became the developers for the game, some of the improvements and a bit more about costumes.
Look for more coverage in the coming months as I bug Sanzaru for any tidbits about my new favorite game series.