For months (or it would be better to speak of years) rumors have been chasing about a possible new chapter by Sly Cooper , also known by us as Sly Raccoon .
The franchise created by the authors of Ghost of Tsushima (which you can find on Amazon) is often at the center of rumors that they would see a return of the character on console PS5 .
And if in recent weeks the official website of Sly Cooper was officially updated, now more news has emerged to celebrate the 20 years since the birth of the character .
As reported primarily by PS Blog , new merchandising is coming dedicated to Sly Raccoon, as well as various surprises for the anniversary.
«Happy 20th birthday, Sly Cooper! Today we are delighted (and a little shocked) to celebrate 20 years of Sly Cooper and Thievius Raccoonus ! Where did the time go? Originally released on September 23, 2002 for PS2, this was Sly’s original adventure (known as Sly Raccoon in some parts of the world) and our studio’s first PlayStation game! ” reads the post.
«Before preparing the hats and the cake, today we have to unveil a new merchandising of Sly Cooper to celebrate this milestone. But first we wanted to retrace Sly’s legacy throughout the franchise and share the memories of some of our collaborators who helped transform Sly Cooper into the series we know and love, when some of them had a a little more hair or a little less gray. »
And again, « it’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since the world met Sly, but we wanted to make sure we throw him a birthday party in style. We kicked off the festivities earlier this week with the addition of The Sly Collection, Sly Cooper Thieves Through Time and Bentley’s Hackpack joined the catalog of classics for Premium members of PlayStation Plus. In addition, today we are pleased to introduce some new images and products to honor the legacy of the franchise. »
As for the anniversary celebration, it appears that Sucker Punch Productions is releasing some commemorative artwork in the form of a nine-inch tall Sly Cooper poster, t-shirt and plush . equipped with a stick / hook that attaches to the character’s hand with a magnet.
Pre-orders for the 18 × 24 poster and the t-shirt are already available on the PlayStation Gear Store. The soft toy will be available on Fangamer early next year, but you can register in order to be notified as soon as the article is available.
Staying on the subject, Sony has finally decided to include the ability to switch to 60Hz for the classic games of the first PlayStation available on PS Plus.