UPDATE 2.18PM: And now there's a trailer.
Sony has bought inFamous and Sly Cooper developer Sucker Punch.
A fourth game in the Sly Cooper series looks likely after a teaser video for the unannounced game was discovered in The Sly Trilogy.
Sony is set to bring a Sly Cooper Collection bundle to PlayStation 3, according to fuzzy leaked photos of the not-so-heavily guarded E3 show floor.
We've never quite been able to get our heads round why Europe spurns the lovable Sly Raccoon games. They're among the finest platformers to grace any platform (never mind the PS2), more than holding their own against the esteemed Jak and Ratchet titles. Full of wry wit, charm, slick playability, wonderful visuals and top class production values, they should be routinely grazing the top end of the charts.
Which couldn't be further from the truth.
To put it into some kind of Sony-related context, even the alarmingly low-selling ICO (around 25,000 units shifted in the UK) massively out-sold the original 2002 Sly title - by an estimated nine to one. Estimated, because the Sucker Punch-developed platformer didn't even scrape the Top 200 PS2 best sellers of 2002 (that's less than 3,500 copies). And to add insult to injury, last year's superb sequel sold just over 7,000. How is it that an acclaimed series from the platform holders themselves can flop so dismally in a territory that loves its platforming titles? It's a mystery that Agatha Christie herself would have been proud of.
Earlier today I wrote an introduction (which, thanks to the magic of Internet publishing, you'll very likely read after you've seen this one) in which I implied that women might be slightly put off getting to know me based on some of my slightly odd habits.
Sucker Punch has come up with a novel way to give Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (But No "U" Within Honor) something over its excellent predecessors. The game will make use of 3D glasses for specific missions and mini-games.