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Sly 4 Confirmed Via Sly Cooper Collection Trailer

A new Sly is coming, but we don't know who is making it or when it's hitting.

The Sly Collection has a sexy secret that it's been sharing with the most devout (and fastest-fingered) Sly Cooper fans since its debut last week: confirmation that a fourth title in the series is indeed coming. 

The proof is in a  teaser video located underneath the "Credits" option. But in order to access it, you'll need to earn all three platinum trophies across the three games in the HD rerelease package, Joystiq and Kotaku readers have reported. Or you can just watch the video just below provided via a fan with a camcorder:

     
  

== TEASER ==As you've noticed, the 30-second video neglects to mention a developer or a release date, which leaves us with some unanswered questions. It's a sure bet, though, that the game will be published by SCE and will appear on, at least, the PS3 since it was teased on the console.
 
One assumes that the developer of Sly 4 is Sucker Punch. The studio has been responsible for each Sly title to date (excluding this rerelease), and it did sneak in a Sly 4 Easter egg into the original InFamous, which left fans thinking it's behind the wheel of a new Sly title. That said, Sucker Punch is hard at work on a sequel to InFamous, meaning it might not be in a position to do most of the work for this latest Sly--provided that development is ongoing in earnest, which is something we're not sure is happening yet.  But, hey, a new Sly! It's been awhile, right? Are you pumped? 
 
UPDATE: A little information added, including the gem that Sony owns the Sly IP.
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Posted by BradNicholson
The Sly Collection has a sexy secret that it's been sharing with the most devout (and fastest-fingered) Sly Cooper fans since its debut last week: confirmation that a fourth title in the series is indeed coming. 

The proof is in a  teaser video located underneath the "Credits" option. But in order to access it, you'll need to earn all three platinum trophies across the three games in the HD rerelease package, Joystiq and Kotaku readers have reported. Or you can just watch the video just below provided via a fan with a camcorder:

     
  

== TEASER ==As you've noticed, the 30-second video neglects to mention a developer or a release date, which leaves us with some unanswered questions. It's a sure bet, though, that the game will be published by SCE and will appear on, at least, the PS3 since it was teased on the console.
 
One assumes that the developer of Sly 4 is Sucker Punch. The studio has been responsible for each Sly title to date (excluding this rerelease), and it did sneak in a Sly 4 Easter egg into the original InFamous, which left fans thinking it's behind the wheel of a new Sly title. That said, Sucker Punch is hard at work on a sequel to InFamous, meaning it might not be in a position to do most of the work for this latest Sly--provided that development is ongoing in earnest, which is something we're not sure is happening yet.  But, hey, a new Sly! It's been awhile, right? Are you pumped? 
 
UPDATE: A little information added, including the gem that Sony owns the Sly IP.
Edited by CountMacula

Sweet 
 
edit: I can't believe that just happened. 

Posted by V_Ben

 
Well, Sony owns the Sly Cooper IP. So there's your answer right there for publisher :)

Posted by MassiveDuck

I've never played a sly game, but i don't really know how relevant he still is.

Posted by Afro_Stevens

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by MJHAYLETT

great news - got the Sly Collection Pre-Ordered (its not out yet in the UK) so that and GT5 - I am all set for Xmas time baby!

Posted by SpecialBuddy

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by JediAutobot

So excited, I thought we'd never get to see 4!

Posted by AvengerNinja

YES!! 
 
Finally my dream became true!!
Posted by Toxin066

Cool news to wake up to.

Posted by arcadmix

oh yes

Posted by oatz

YES FUCK YES

Posted by ezdude

That's great.

Posted by BackpackKat

So pumped!

Posted by ch13696

Oh please. Don't go thinking it'll be released for the 360. Sly is a PS3 exclusive all the way.

Edited by awesomeusername

" As you've noticed, the 30-second video neglects to mention a developer, a publisher, a release date, a price, and PS3 exclusivity for the new game, which leaves us with a lot of questions. "   
 
This is the stupidest thing I ever read. 
 
@ch13696: Sony exclusive.* 
 
@V_Ben said:

"  Well, Sony owns the Sly Cooper IP. So there's your answer right there for publisher :) "
Thank you.
Posted by slyspider

Well Shocker.........  
 
 
 
 
/sarcasm
Posted by blaakmawf

"woot" indeed.

Posted by jasonlblair

Very excited! Been meaning to revisit the PS2 titles for a while and stirring up the nostalgia's a great reason to do so.

Posted by TheCappuccinoBandit

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!

Posted by Cybexx

I am hoping that Sucker Punch has the time to develop this, could be tragic if this was handed off to someone else.

Posted by Crono

Woot.

Posted by EPGPX

I'm not a fan of the original game but maybe it gets better.

Posted by mattynunchucks

awesome!

Posted by RE_Player1

Getting the collection soon, can't wait to enjoy these brilliant games. 

Posted by metalsnakezero

Man, the future of video games is remasters of old games.

Posted by NathHaw

Oh, happy day.

Posted by Derios

YESSSSSSSSSS

Posted by Warchief

once again Kotaku reads neogaf, then makes a post...

Posted by CitizenJP

Lol cooool wat a tease! 
Anywho..... 
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YESSSSS! :3

Posted by valrog

YEEEEEEEESSS!!!!! Best news I've heard all day.

Posted by TehFlan

This is only good news once Sucker Punch is confirmed as the developer.

Posted by Cwaff

Looking forward to the collection, never played them the first time around.

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Posted by RiotBananas
@Afro_Stevens said:
" YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS "
Posted by Xanth93

I will be sad if Sucker Punch doesn't develop this. I remember playing a Sly game and enjoyed it. I need to get the collection at some point.

Posted by M_33

I think I'm going to cry! One of my favorite franchises is sneaking back into the spotlight!

Posted by RobotHamster

I came all over the place when I first saw this.

Posted by JackSukeru

I've only played Sly 2 before but that was pretty good. With the announcement that the series is continuing I might pick up that Sly collection to catch up.

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Posted by Kaungo

Time to pick up the collection!

Posted by Spike94

Yes!!!!!!!!!
Posted by habster3

YAY!!!!!!!!

Posted by GioVANNI

Dude, Sly Cooper is awesome!

Posted by Advancedcaveman

Thank god.

Posted by CowsWithGuns

I only played 3 and was throughly  impressed that formula still works today! If they dump that onto a blu ray with updated graphics and a new story and missions i'm all for it.  I'm 16 playing a 9 year olds game and proud of it!

Posted by spankingaddict
@M_33 said:
" I think I'm going to cry! One of my favorite franchises is sneaking back into the spotlight! "
Yeah baby! same here...
Posted by El33tPanda

My life is complete :)