Only one of the three bundled games part of the upcoming Sly Cooper HD collection will support 3D. Somewhat overlooked at E3 (probably because it was barely up on the screen before Jack moved on to something else and, let’s face it, it didn’t have the word “ICO” in its title) the Sly Collection, the first three Sly Cooper games remastered in HD in similar fashion to the newly – and higher – defined God of War Collection, will also add in Trophies. In terms of 3D, however, only the third game in the series – Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves – currently supports the eye-shredding technology.
The reasoning behind the reduced 3D support across the series is in connection to original developer Sucker Punch’s decision to actually support the technology in certain areas of the third game when it shipped back in 2005 with 3D glasses. Using this as a foundation, new developer Sanzaru Games have been able to expand the tech throughout the spruced up version of the most recently released Cooper title. As to whether or not the other games in the collection will get the same treatment is unconfirmed at this point. Representatives from the developer were quoted as saying the studio is “looking into it.”
Here’s the E3 trailer for all you lovers of raccoon-shaped larcenists. Check out how Move support is also quoted in connection to some mini-games though the 3D technology is flagged with a curious asterisk. Now we know why.