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Sly Cooper HD Collection Priced At $40, Might Have 3D Toggle

A good solution if you're into adjusting 3D depth and whatnot.

You've spent big cheese on a new 3D-capable HDTV. Now you want to control how you'll view your games. Good news: the studio behind the Sly Cooper HD collection is chewing on the idea of instituting a 3D depth control toggle, similar to that of the hardware-side capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS.

It's all in the name of control. According to a producer speaking to Kotaku during an event in New York, this sort of 3D depth toggle will give users the power to adjust unique viewing distances or angles, battling a problem that 3D-capable TVs and even the 3DS have: you gotta be in the right place to see the 3D correctly. 
 

This isn't a done deal with The Sly Collection, nor have we heard much from other studios on this matter (we'd like to!), but this seems like the right kind of solution for a big issue with the tech. I say this as a guy who moves around possessed while on a couch with a controller in his hand. It's hard to get comfy when swollen from juices, vitamins, and muscle batter. Just sayin'. 
 
Sony has recently announced that The Sly Collection, a package that includes Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will go on sale at 40 bones this November. It will support 3D, of course, and also PlayStation Move mini-games. 
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Posted by BradNicholson

You've spent big cheese on a new 3D-capable HDTV. Now you want to control how you'll view your games. Good news: the studio behind the Sly Cooper HD collection is chewing on the idea of instituting a 3D depth control toggle, similar to that of the hardware-side capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS.

It's all in the name of control. According to a producer speaking to Kotaku during an event in New York, this sort of 3D depth toggle will give users the power to adjust unique viewing distances or angles, battling a problem that 3D-capable TVs and even the 3DS have: you gotta be in the right place to see the 3D correctly. 
 

This isn't a done deal with The Sly Collection, nor have we heard much from other studios on this matter (we'd like to!), but this seems like the right kind of solution for a big issue with the tech. I say this as a guy who moves around possessed while on a couch with a controller in his hand. It's hard to get comfy when swollen from juices, vitamins, and muscle batter. Just sayin'. 
 
Sony has recently announced that The Sly Collection, a package that includes Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will go on sale at 40 bones this November. It will support 3D, of course, and also PlayStation Move mini-games. 
Posted by RefreshDaemon

Never tried these back in the day.  But for 40 bones, I'm a little tempted.

Posted by chililili

Its worth noting that it has 3 platinum trophies.

Posted by Jack268

I own them all for the PS2 and I'd buy them again for PS3 compatibility without any of this stuff. Especially for 40 bucks.

Posted by bcjohnnie
@RefreshDaemon:  I only ever played Sly 2, but it was really really good.  I will totally play 40 bucks for three Sly games in glorious Two Dimensionalities
 
Fuck 3D, I ain't shelling out for that
Posted by Aarny91

Nice. Love that these collections are cheaper.

Posted by siavm

Never played these games and still am not. I to play the a hd update to team ico's games. Never played those but I really would like to in hd. And 3d tv is pointless right now. The only 3d device I am getting is the 3ds.

Posted by Philva

I've never played a Sly Cooper game... but i do love me some plat-forming. should i pick this one up?

Posted by NemoDat

40 bucks strikes me as pretty steep personally.  I think I'm spoiled by Steam prices though. I guess this is the price the market will uphold at retail outlets still.

Posted by Metal_Mills

Didn't they say it would be in 3D at E3?

Posted by spankingaddict
@Philva said:
" I've never played a Sly Cooper game... but i do love me some plat-forming. should i pick this one up? "
Yeah...Fuck yeah!!!!!!!!!  
 
but seriously their some of my favorite games ever. its probably because i love platforming games...
Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow

Never played any of the Sly games either but they do intrest me and while I could easily say sod 3D I think its good that they include the option as long as it costs us the consumer no more to do so.
Posted by Zidane_24

Man, I was already on board. This is just gravy.
Posted by pepper

A must buy for me. I loved those games. Next what we need is Jak HD Collection.

Posted by Raymayne
@chililili said:
" Its worth noting that it has 3 platinum trophies. "
No it's not. Nobody gives a flying turd about trophies.
Posted by mosdl
@NemoDat said:
"

40 bucks strikes me as pretty steep personally.  I think I'm spoiled by Steam prices though. I guess this is the price the market will uphold at retail outlets still.

"
The God of War collection is $25 on Amazon - prices will drop.  But 3 games, HDified ain't bad for $40.
Posted by hermes

What it worries me is that (judging by the videos) it doesn't seem to have the same amount of work the God of War Collection had... Specially in the framerate.
Posted by CyleMoore

Never played any of these games.  They look good though.

Posted by Nadafinga
@Raymayne said:
" @chililili said:
" Its worth noting that it has 3 platinum trophies. "
No it's not. Nobody gives a flying turd about trophies. "
Just as many people care about trophies as they do about achievements. Can you please not litter the comments with your console war tripe?
Posted by Cybexx

If I happened to find myself with a 3D TV I would probably grab this. But since I don't see that happening for a while I probably won't get this since I already have Sly 2 & 3 and I originally played Sly Cooper twice when I rented it back in the day. 
 
But I had GoW 1 & 2 and I ended up grabbing that collection when it dropped in price so who knows.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

I want an option to use the 3D mode they originally had. 
 
That would be way better.

Posted by NathHaw
@Philva said:
" I've never played a Sly Cooper game... but i do love me some plat-forming. should i pick this one up? "
The series was my favorite platformer series of the PS2.  They're pretty good.
Posted by MetalGearSunny

Me want.

Posted by papercut

3D set to zero please.

Posted by JackSukeru

I only ever played the 2nd Sly Cooper game, it was really cool though, even surprisingly so, and since I've since given it away getting this collection might not be such a bad idea.
 
Fun fact: you can sort of trace some of the face animations in those games to the in-game cutscenes of inFamous, which I always thought looked kinda goofy when applied to realistic looking characters, instead of say, anthropomorphic cartoon animals.

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Posted by CL60

I want a Final Fantasy X collection.

Posted by TheBlackPigeon

I'm definitely purchasing this, if only to show support for PS2 games getting the HD Blu Ray 3D Super Hyper Whatever treatment. Although from what I hear, the Sly games are pretty entertaining.  
 
Keep 'em coming, Sony!
Posted by hpv

The word you're looking for is definitely not "toggle," Brad.  A toggle is binary and the ability to not play in 3D is a given.

Posted by DarkFury

Never played Sly Cooper, want this.

Posted by CountYourBlessings

That screenshot is pure bliss!