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The Sly Cooper Collection listed for Vita by ESRB

Saturday, 20 April 2013 17:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Sly Cooper Collection could be gracing Vita sooner rather than later, if an ESRB listing is any indication. The Sly Collection, which includes HD remastered versions of PS2 titles Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, was released back in 2010. There isn’t a date associated with the listing. Source: Game Informer, via NeoGAF.

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21 Comments

  1. polygem

    first jak now this. would love to see all the hd versions realeasing on vita. would buy/rebuy all of them.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    Things are slowly but surely getting worse.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    I do have to agree with the person in the Jak article that this should have a xross buy promotion for the PS3 digital games. I’m buying this too with Jak for my Vita.

    I LUV my Vita!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. polygem

    lol LB, would you like to explain ;)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    Happy to, don’t mean to be cynical: But i meant slowly Sony is starting to flood the PS Vita with ports of old games like Jak, Sly and Epic Mickey Two (They have their name of the box art) and surely how long will it be before third partner publishers jump aboard porting games thus making things worse. Re-releasing or Re-Re-releasing (Jak and Sly) games is not the way forward, it may be the ever successful Nintendo strategy but its a strategy that Sony can’t adopt as successfully.

    Edit: Instead put those resources into new games for PS Vita like the JAD/SC or my underrated favouritefranchise Syphon Filter, its very simple outsource them to the companies that the developed the PSP adventures. Games like Tearaway, Killzone Mercenary, Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice are the way to go.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. lexph3re

    There is nothing wrong with ports of old titles to compliment the new offerrings. Gaming has been like this for decades, ports help to get older games awareness and more people into them to fund newer projects. And seeing how someone like me never bought a sly gams nor jak playing them on vita might be what i need to get into them. Because certainly i wont pick jak hd collection over Ninja Gaiden 3 razors edge if jt came to console purchase.

    Vita has plenty of original titles releasing as well for it so there really isn’t any thing to worry about. Unless you keep your eyes on exactly what you want to dislike.

    Hopefully, sales of these games builds even the smallest amount of install base so i can get my Tales of Hearts R and Tales of (i forget the name of this one) R.

    Edit: Also, i have no objections to my classics being released on vita. I would love an onimusha collection or Xenosagas collection to hit vita. That would complete me

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    i see where you are coming from…i don’t think ports and rereleases hurt if fresh and unique titles are coming to the platform as well-and they finally are coming now. i actually prefer to play games on a handheld sometimes. definitley games like sly, jak, ratchet. even gow, ico, shadow of the colossus would look great on the vita screen.
    i love syphon filter too. man the psp games blew me away. a new sf vita game would truly be awesome!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @6/7
    Noted, now when can we hear news about R&C HD Trilogy and Q-force/Full Frontal Assault coming to PS Vita.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. lexph3re

    if i get a portable ratchet collection i will never get rid of my vita EVER

    #9 2 years ago
  10. fihar

    @6
    The thing is, as with the PSP being a portable PS2, Sony is treating the Vita as a portable PS3.
    Whether it’s a good or a bad thing is up to each of you, but I personally dislike it. This is the main reason why I’ve never warmed up to the PSP the way I did with the DS/3DS.

    For every Gravity Rush, Lumines, Zero Escape or Escape Plan that comes out, there will be dozens of UC:GA, ACIII:Liberation, Sly 4, DOA5, NGS, NFS MW, Mortal Kombat, UMVC3 or SFxT for the system.

    Every now and then, you get portable sequels/ports that is able to stand on their own, like LBP Vita and P4G but at the end of the day, they’re still ports, no matter how much content got added or how different the control scheme is.
    It’s good for people who have no space for consoles or those who prefer portables, but right now, even with the cross-buy and my Plus subscription there’s still not enough goodies for the Vita to win me over.
    Of course, the minute a new LocoRoco is announced I know I’d jump right on the bandwagon.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    Just imagine a new LocoRoco Vita, with the Crate.Play.Share features of LBP.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    ^ Brilliant idea Marco

    #12 2 years ago
  13. CyberMarco

    I was playing LocoRoco the other day with my gf on the PSP. What a brilliant game, they could create a masterpiece, with touch controls and gyro-sensor movements.

    One can hope…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. lexph3re

    You know I would agree with you if it wasn’t for the fact that half the ps3 like games you mentioned are directly created for the vita. Sure they hold a console brother but are built on completely different engines and/or stories.

    But, as you said its all about preference at the end of the day. Just for me its better to have new and old things and balanced between eachother

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    @10
    LBP Vita is not a port. It’s designed for and built around the Vita and in a lot of ways is a lot more at home there. As a game I’d say it was the best in the series.

    On the general point there needs to be a balance. In a lot of threads you’ll see Vita needs this, Vita needs that, Vita needs the other. Fact is it needs all of them. So a complaint that it doesn’t need one and needs the other is silly. It needs a wide variety of good games what ever their origin. They can be ports, adaptations of existing franchises, small downloadables, full console sized and bite sized handheld gaming.

    Complain you aren’t getting enough of what you want, but don’t complain that other people are getting what they want.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Francis O

    @LegendaryBoss

    The difference between this and Nintendo is Sony is re-releasing old games from the PS2, that was ported to PS3, now being ported to the PS Vita.

    Nintendo is taking old franchises like Mario and Zelda, and making NEW games with new mechanics for the 3DS. Legend of Zelda Link to the Past 2, Mario & Luigi Dream Team.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. lexph3re

    what about ocarina of time? Star Fox? Tales of Abyss? please don’t act like Nintendo are exempt from doing the same because they have been doing it since gameboy.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Great! focus on the future and neglect the past, thats the true way forward :D
    No the difference is that Nintendo does it way more often (Usually refered to as milking or Cash-Cow) than Sony and usually more successful for it. Examples the games @Lex mentioned, Pokemon Heart Gold/ Soul Sliver, technically its re-releasing via remaking.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @16
    You complain about anti Nintendo sentiment from people on this site. You are part of the problem. Note nobody actually said anything negative about them, they were complementary. You’ve successfully set this thread well on it’s way to being another one of “those” threads though.

    “New Play Control!” and Virtual Console also say hi!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. fihar

    @14
    I presume you’re taking about Golden Abyss and Liberation.
    Yes, they’re original titles with different story and all that, but they don’t exactly offer a different experience.
    GA was good, and I had fun spending 3 hours or so on that game before I was left comparing every single thing about that game to UC3.
    I know I’m not supposed to compare them but I’d be hard pressed not to when it was literally presented as a portable Uncharted.
    Again, good for you who has never played Uncharted before but I don’t see the point in playing GA when I can enjoy a full Uncharted experience on my PS3, unless you’re a diehard UC fan.

    @15
    Fine, you can call it a sequel or whatever, it still offers the same experience I get from LBP2. I didn’t say it was a half-assed port or anything, I stated that it was able to stand on it’s own, but you still get the same been there, done that feeling going on.

    Both you and lex talk about balance, but it’s not exactly balanced when the ratio of original titles to ports/portable sequels is biased to one side is it?
    Not actually complaining, just merely stating an opinion. I liked the Vita as a hardware, I just don’t like the direction Sony is taking with it.

    I’m guessing some people have completely missed the point I was making here. I’m generally fine with HD or 3D remakes. What I don’t like is the Vita offering the same experience I could get from a PS3.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @20
    “Fine, you can call it a sequel or whatever, it still offers the same experience I get from LBP2.”

    Disagree. The touch/tilt elements are well developed and suited to the handheld and the mini/arcade game elements are much more phone game like than home console.

    “What I don’t like is the Vita offering the same experience I could get from a PS3.”

    I think that was certainly true with PSP but I also think the approach with Vita is substantially better. It’s not black and white in terms of game type A is a home console experience and game type Y is a hand held experience. Some are better suited, but design and approach of the game can shift it between the two platform types too.

    First off Vita will continue to offer console like experiences because that is one of it’s target markets, that’s not for everyone but there is somewhat of a market there. Just because a game is also on a home console it doesn’t mean that intrinsically it shouldn’t be on a hand held too. Some good home console games are very well suited to a handheld. Rayman Origins is a good example of this, the levels are nicely bite sized and design wise I’d say it is more suited to handheld than home. The fact it was a home console release first is irrelevant.

    There are also a number of titles which offer a home console like experience but adapted to the handheld platform. I’d put stuff like Everybodies Golf and Unit 13 in this category. EG is adapted in how online is done, daily tournaments, asynchronous challenges with friends etc. As a game type it’s also well suited to the hand held platform, you can do 9 holes in 10 minutes. So the core of SP the challenges are bite sized and benefit from the sleep capabilities of a handheld machine too. Unit 13 is a shooter but as with Rayman bite sized mission design rather than a dramatic SP campaign.

    I fully understand where you are coming from with UC:GA. I’m a big UC fan and as part of PS+ I got it included in the sub. Never played it though. I don’t want to play that sort of experience on a handheld as it won’t stand up to it’s bigger brethren for me. However it’s clearly done relatively well at retail – so some are getting good mileage out of it.

    On top of that you then have to look for original experiences to complete the balance. In terms of small and indie titles I think they are doing more than enough here. From the start in supporting the system with free AR and discovery apps to the support they are giving indie devs to push the platform there. One of it’s key strengths for me as a platform is the smaller, cheap titles.

    In terms of bigger unique titles you could argue they are lacking a little but it depends on your preferences. It’s certainly picking up with stuff like Soul Sacrifice & Tearaway. It is lacking good third party support though, and that will continue until sales pick up – with that in turn dependent a lot on cost imo. A hefty price cut is needed along with a big reduction in memory card pricing.

    #21 2 years ago

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  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

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  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

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  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

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  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]