Sly Cooper has just turned 20. Next year, he’ll be able to drink legally in the US. And while Sly creator Sucker Punch is celebrating Sly’s birthday with some new merch, it most certainly did not announce any new games or remakes. "Happy 20th birthday, Sly Cooper," wrote Sucker Punch communications manager Andrew Goldfarb. "Today we are so happy (and a little bit shocked) to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus!
Where does the time go? Originally shipped 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-ever PlayStation game!" Related: Someone Put Sly Cooper In Fortnite, Maybe Someone Should Put Him In His Own Game Sly Cooper was Sucker Punch's break-out franchise.
Although initially released to poor reviews in the same year that saw the birth of both Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper sold well enough that it eventually made it into Sony's Greatest Hits product line where it eventually took off, selling over 2.2 million units by 2006.
By then, Sucker Punch had already released Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves to rave reviews, cementing the klepto raccoon as another of the PS2's great characters.Read more on thegamer.com