Sly Cooper and his band of merry thieves are at it again this fall in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Original creator Sucker Punch Productions has handed the development torch over to Sanzaru Games for the fourth title in the series, but it seems like there’s another big change in store for this stealthy platformer. Sony has now confirmed that a PlayStation Vita version will be available day-and-date with the PlayStation 3 release.[youtube id=”HUE-Fz5guDM” width=”620″ height=”360″]
More than just a simple port, the handheld experience will incorporate cross-save compatibly and Vita-specific controls that take advantage of the hardware. An archer’s outfit allows Sly to steer arrows that act as a rope bridge by simply tilting the Vita, and while not much else has been talked about, it’s almost guaranteed that both touchscreens will be used in some manner. Whether or not buying one game nets you the other, though, is still unconfirmed.
Do you have any interest in the return of Sly Cooper this fall? If so, which version will you be picking up? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time in our forums.