Alright gang, I’ve done my reconnaissance. Let’s review my findings before we go on this mission.
The target is the new PS3 game called Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Now, we haven’t seen much from this franchise in quite a while… 2005, to be exact. Unless you want to count the 2010 Sly HD Collection, which is only worth mentioning because it was uprezed by Sanzaru Games. They are the same developers who made this „Sly 4“ game. Seems they got the job when they impressed the big dogs at Sony with an unofficial HD Sly demo and were given the keys to the Cooper Castle, as it were.
Now, from what my sources tell me, this is no reboot. The plot picks up after the events of Sly 3 with all of the continuity intact. Luckily the story is told in such a way that newcomers to the franchise will not get lost, but longtime fans will get a kick out of homages and callbacks to the PS2 games of old. See, the story starts with Sly having spent a few years „in retirement“ from his master thief role. He gets that old itch for the heist and gets the gang back together for „one more score“. Before you know it, they are Marty McFlying themselves through history.