On Feb. 5 2013, fans of the Sly Cooper series on the PlayStation 2 will be treated to the next entry of the series. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (Sly 4) will be coming to the PlayStation 3/Vita with cross buy on the PS3 version and will present everyone's favorite raccoon thief in true HD glory. The great news is that you can do this at a reduced cost of $39.99 right on release day. The stand-alone PS Vita version will be $29.99. This was announced just yesterday via the official PlayStation Blog.
When a price cut comes early on, like what happened with Anarchy Reigns ($29.99 upon release), one has to wonder if the drop in price is because they don't feel the game is as good or has a lack of content and therefore isn't worth the retail sixty bucks. Cristian Cardona (SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manger) would tell PlayStation Life Style the following information when asked if he had low confidence in the sales of Sly 4:
It’s a competitive market right now! We want to make sure this is a purchase you don’t have to think twice about. It’s gonna be a great game and we want to make sure as many people as possible can enjoy it =)
The PlayStaion blog would also confirm both a digital download on release day, as well no Special Edition for the game. This is equally as nice to your wallet as the price drop. This is sure to make fans super excited for the game, as well as very happy at the opportunity presented here to save money on a first party title. A fine moment indeed for owners of a PlayStation 3.